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Canada Human rights: China and Russia for the first time charged before the UN

17:07  27 september  2022
17:07  27 september  2022 Source:   20minutes.fr

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The two countries will have to face long -standing resolutions by NGOs

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a first. Russia and now China, two of the permanent members of the Security Council, are for the first time targeted by resolution projects before the UN Human Rights Council.

Western countries and their allies have been hesitant for several months to attack these heavyweights on the world scene, fearing that they could not build an alliance strong enough to have the texts approved by the majority of the 47 member states of the Council Council . But NGOs have exerted increasing pressures so that the highest UN Human Rights Defense organ is interested in Russia and the province of Xinjiang, in northwestern China, where Beijing is accused of committing crimes against humanity.

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This is a "modest but essential step," reacted John Fisher from the NGO Human Rights Watch .

Uncertainties on the outcome of vote

The draft resolution follows the publication on August 31 of a report of the High Commissioner of UN to human rights on the Xinjiang which evokes possible "crimes Against humanity "and" credible evidence "of torture and sexual violence and calls on the international community to act. For several years, China has been accused - material evidence and supporting documents - by Western countries and human rights organizations to have locked up over a million Uighurs and others in the Xinjiang. Members of Muslim minorities, including kazakhs, in camps.

For Russia, the resolution is part of a context of concern in the face of the intensification of repression in the country, while the war rages in Ukraine

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the two resolutions will be subject to the vote of the 47 member states of the Council Council October 6 or 7. But the outcome of the polls remains uncertain. Unsurprisingly, Russia and China received the support of countries on Monday as Cuba and the Venezuela , firmly opposed to any interference of the Council.

Other countries, such as Pakistan, which was in Muslim majority, also argued that the question of Xinjiang remains an "inner affair".

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