UN Human Rights Council voted to deepen Ukraine war crimes inquiry
The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on May 12, 2022, to deepen an investigation into alleged rights abuses by Russian forces near Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, and other regions of Ukraine.
The Geneva-based Council passed the resolution through a vote, with 33 members voting in favor and only China and Eritrea voting against. There were 12 abstentions.
Russia was recently suspended from the 47-member Council. However, it could still have joined the session as an observer but chose not to do so in protest at the resolution, which it said amounted to political score-settling.