The General Assembly which serves as the highest deliberative organ of the UN is set to decide on Thursday on the suspension of Russia from the Human Rights Council, a decision which will be subjected to voting.
Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, international condemnation has been on the rise by millions of supporters, and major governments of the world.
In the wake of Russia’s military exercise in Ukraine, they have been tagged with war crimes by the Ukrainian government based on their attack on innocent civilians, shelling of hospitals, schools, and places where civilians reside.
According to the Mayor of Mauripol, more than 5000 civilians have been the casualties of the Russian force, while millions have become homeless due to the shattered nature of their country.
The move for the withdrawal of Russia from the seat of the council member of the Human Rights body was brought forward by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US Ambassador to the UN.
While videos and photos of dead bodies were seen lying on the street of a major city near Kyiv, most especially Bucha, the Russians have been alleged war crimes which are against the tenet of humanity, and also denying innocent civilians their right life.
All this evidence combined together is what was brought forward by the US ambassador as it’s against the principle of the Human Rights Act.
The spokesperson of UNGA Paulina Kubiak said the assembly will convene to vote on the resolution of Russia’s suspension on Thursday morning.
To be able to enforce the decision to suspend Russia, there’s the need for the support of a two-thirds majority of assembly members to vote in support or against.