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HOW NATIONS VOTED: UN draft resolution on human rights situation in PH

/ 07:38 PM July 11, 2019
Protesters stage a rally against the extrajudicial killings under President Duterte’s so-called war on drugs, which has drawn criticisms from Western nations. —AP

Protesters stage a rally against the extrajudicial killings under President Duterte’s so-called war on drugs, which has drawn criticisms from Western nations. —AP

MANILA, Philippines — How did the 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote in the resolution which called on the human rights body to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines?

The resolution submitted by Iceland last July 4 to the UNHRC sought for a “comprehensive written report” on the human rights situation in the Philippines.

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The resolution was adopted with a vote 18 affirmative votes, 14 negative votes, and 15 abstain votes.

Affirmative votes

Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Fiji
Iceland
Italy
Mexico
Peru
Slovakia
Spain
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay

Negative votes

Angola
Bahrain
Cameroon
China
Cuba
Egypt
Eritrea
Hungary
India
Iraq
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Somalia

Abstain votes

Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Chile
Democratic Republic of Congo
Japan
Nepal
Nigeria
Pakistan
Rwanda
Senegal
South Africa
Togo
Tunisia

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