The UN General Assembly has suspended Russia's participation in the Human Rights Council

On April 7, the United Nations General Assembly, at a special session on Ukraine, adopted a Western resolution suspending Russia's membership in the Human Rights Council. The resolution was supported by 93 states, with 24 against and 58 abstentions.

Two-thirds of those present at the vote were required to adopt the document, while those who abstained were not counted. A total of 117 delegations voted "yes" or "no." The decision was made because 93 states - more than two-thirds of that number.

Earlier, representatives of the Russian Federation said that such steps could be politically motivated, with disastrous consequences for the UN system. The decision to suspend Russia's membership is valid only for the current rotation, ie until the end of the current term of office of the Russian Federation in the Council in 2023. The country will then be able to re-apply for membership.

According to the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Gennady Kuzmin, Russia has decided to terminate its membership in the UN Commission on Human Rights ahead of schedule.