Ukraine conflict: On Kyiv’s request, UNHRC to convene particular session on April 12 | World News

A particular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) might be convened on Might 12 to debate the present Ukraine disaster, with a particular concentrate on the Bucha killings and the scenario within the metropolis of Mariupol, the physique introduced on Monday. “The transfer will ship a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who insisted right now that Russia’s conflict in Ukraine is critical to defend the ‘Motherland’,” stated Yevheniia Filipenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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“Collectively, we’re sending one other message to Putin and his clique of conflict criminals; you’re remoted as by no means earlier than,” Filipenko stated in a video message on the Twitter deal with of the east European nation’s Everlasting Mission to the United Nations Workplace.


“We need to see the UN take sensible steps to deal with Moscow’s violation of human rights in Ukraine, and the conflict crimes which it commits each day in opposition to our folks,” she additional stated.

The event got here after Kyiv requested for a rare assembly of the UN’s Geneva-based high human rights physique to debate what the previous says is ‘the deteriorating human rights scenario in Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression.’

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With a view to convene a particular session, the assist from as many as 16 members of the council is required. The physique has a complete of 47 member states; Emine Dzheppar, Ukraine’s first deputy minister for international affairs, stated 60 states (members and observers) supported Kyiv’s enchantment for a rare session.


The request was backed by member states together with Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, the US, and Ukraine itself.

Among the many observers, international locations together with Canada, Colombia, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey backed the decision.

The assembly might be held at 8am GMT (1:30pm IST) and aired in all six official UN languages: Arabic, Chinese language, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Russia, which invaded its neighbour on February 24, noticed its membership being suspended by the UNHRC on April 8. 

(With AFP inputs)

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