Czech Republic replaced Russia on UN Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly elected the Czech Republic a member of the Human Rights Council instead of Russia, whose membership was suspended during the war against Ukraine.

Source: The press service of the Human Rights Council

The Czech Republic received 157 votes cast by UN member states with 23 countries opting to abstain. The Czech Republic was the only candidate, and a majority of 97 votes was required.

“The UN General Assembly has elected the Czech Republic to the Human Rights Council instead of Russia in April 2022. The Czech Republic will be a member of the Council until December 31, 2023.”

The Czech Foreign Ministry said it would use the opportunity to promote and protect human rights.

See also: Russia has been suspended from the UN Human Rights Council

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