The United Nations General Assembly, in its recent session, did not elect Russia to the Human Rights Council for the 2024-2026 term, as confirmed by the Council’s media service.
Representing European nations in the Council will be Albania, Bulgaria, France, and the Netherlands. Russia had been contending with Albania and Bulgaria for two seats reserved for Central and Eastern European nations.
The @UN🇺🇳 General Assembly has elected 15 members of the Human Rights Council (@UN_HRC) for the term 2024-2026:— United Nations Human Rights Council | 📍 #HRC54 (@UN_HRC) October 10, 2023
Other members of the Council include Brazil, Burundi, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, and Malawi.
On 7th April 2022, the UN General Assembly backed the decision to exclude Russia from the UN Human Rights Council. Of the voting nations, 93 supported the resolution, 24 opposed, and 58 abstained.