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The Human Rights Council adopts three resolutions on human rights in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS and on violence against women and girls with disabilities

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The Human Rights Council adopts three resolutions on human rights in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS and on violence against women and girls with disabilities

The Human Rights Council this morning approved three resolutions on human rights in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS and on violence against women and girls: preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls with disabilities.

With regard to the human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the Council expressed its deep concern over reports of serious violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law and international refugee law allegedly committed by all parties in the Tigray region from the beginning. of the conflict on November 4, 2020; and called for the swift and verifiable withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the Tigray region. He stressed the need to hold all those responsible for human rights violations and abuses accountable. The Council requested the High Commissioner to present an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its forty-eighth session during an enhanced interactive dialogue. The resolution was adopted by 20 votes in favor, 14 against and 13 abstentions.

Regarding human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS, the Council urged States to break the cycles of HIV transmission by ensuring that all people receive appropriate HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support throughout the of their life cycles. Requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report describing the measures being taken and recommending that measures be intensified or initiated to achieve the innovative goals on social facilitators, and to present the report to the Human Rights Council at its fiftieth session. . The resolution was adopted by 42 votes in favor, none against and five abstentions.

On accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls: preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls with disabilities, the Council called on States to take immediate and effective measures to respond to all forms of violence against women and girls, and to support and protect all victims and survivors, including by ensuring that sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights are fully realized, including for victims and survivors of sexual and gender violence.

The webcast of the Human Rights Council meetings can be found here. All meeting summaries can be found here. Documents and reports related to the forty-seventh regular session of the Human Rights Council can be found here.

The Council will meet shortly at 2:15 pm this afternoon to continue taking action on the draft resolutions.

Action on the resolution under the agenda item on the annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary General

Action on the resolution on the human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia

In a resolution (A / HRC / 47 / L.20 / Rev.1) on the human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, approved by 20 votes in favor, 14 against and 13 abstentions, the Council expresses its grave concern over reports of serious violations and abuses of human rights and international humanitarian law and international refugee law allegedly committed by all parties in the Tigray region since the start of the conflict on 4 November 2020; and calls for the swift and verifiable withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the Tigray region. The Council underlines the need to hold all those responsible for human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law committed in the context of the Tigray conflict to account, and recognizes in this regard the importance of preserving and analyzing evidence with a view to promoting accountability. . The Council calls on all parties to comply with their obligations under international humanitarian law to respect and protect all civilians, including humanitarian personnel and civilian objects, and all medical and humanitarian personnel exclusively dedicated to medical tasks. , its means of transport and equipment, as well as hospitals and other medical facilities, and take all necessary measures to allow and facilitate full, safe, immediate and unhindered access by humanitarian actors to the provision of humanitarian assistance to all people in need, respecting humanitarian principles and applicable international law. The Council also requests the High Commissioner to provide an oral update to the Human Rights Council at its 48th session during an enhanced interactive dialogue, and at its 49th session during an interactive dialogue, on the situation of human rights in Tigray. region and on the progress made in the context of joint research.

The results of the vote were as follows:

Votes in favor (20): Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Uruguay.

Against (14): Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Eritrea, India, Namibia, Philippines, Russian Federation, Somalia, Togo and Venezuela.

Abstentions (13): Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Gabon, Indonesia, Libya, Malawi, Mauritania, Nepal, Pakistan, Senegal, Sudan and Uzbekistan.

Before adopting the resolution, the Council voted and rejected 16 amendments, namely, L.30, L.31, L.32, L.66, L.68, L.69, L.70, L.71, L .72, L.73, L.74, L.75, L.76, L.77, L.78 and L.79.

Action on resolutions under the agenda item on the promotion and protection of all human, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Action on the resolution on human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS

In a resolution (A / HRC / 47 / L.15) on human rights in the context of HIV and AIDS, approved by 42 votes in favor, none against and 5 abstentions, the Council urges States to break the HIV cycles. transmission by ensuring that all people receive appropriate HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment, care and support throughout their life cycles, including specialized care for HIV and other chronic conditions related to aging, response to drug resistant strains of HIV and antiretroviral resistance as well as antimicrobial resistance and, in this context, establish effective systems to monitor, prevent and respond to the emergence of drug resistant strains of HIV and antimicrobial resistance. The Council further requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a report, in consultation with governments, civil society, community organizations and other stakeholders, describing the measures being taken and recommending to intensify or initiate measures to meet the target innovations on social facilitators, recognized in the Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS adopted by the General Assembly in 2021, and to address the remaining gaps, and report to the Council of Human Rights at its fiftieth session. The Council also requests the High Commissioner to solicit contributions to the report from Member States and all other stakeholders, including relevant United Nations organs, agencies, funds and programs, special procedures, in particular the Special Rapporteur on the right of every person to enjoyment. the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, treaty bodies, regional health and human rights organizations and bodies, national human rights institutions, and civil society, including people living with, who they are presumed to be living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV. .

The results of the vote were as follows:

Votes in favor (42): Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Indonesia , Italy, Japan, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan and Venezuela.

Against (0):

Abstentions (5): China, Eritrea, Gabon, Libya and Russian Federation

Before adopting the resolution, the Council voted and rejected 10 amendments, namely, L.33, L.34, L.35, L.36, L.37, L.38, L.39, L.40, L 41 and L.42.

Action on the resolution on accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls

In a resolution (A / HRC / 47 / L.18 / Rev.1) on accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls: preventing and responding to all forms of violence against women and girls with disabilities, approved without a Vote as orally revised, the Council calls upon States to take immediate and effective measures to prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, among other things, by promoting respect for the rights and dignity of people with disabilities, promoting the representation of empowering women and girls with disabilities and awareness campaigns on their capacities and contributions, and refraining from supporting or financing campaigns that perpetuate stigmatization or stereotypes of women and girls with disabilities. The Council also calls upon States to take immediate and effective measures to respond to all forms of violence against women and girls, and to support and protect all victims and survivors, including by ensuring that sexual health and reproductive and reproductive rights are fully realized. , including for victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, addressing the social and other determinants of health, removing barriers, developing and implementing policies, good practices and legal frameworks, and strengthening the health systems that make the sexual and reproductive health is comprehensive and of quality. – universally accessible, available and inclusive care, information and education services.

Before adopting the resolution, the Council voted and rejected 2 amendments, namely L.57 and L65.

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