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Human Rights Council 52nd Session Outcomes

Updated: May 10, 2023

Relevant to the Security Council

Below are selected provisions of the latest Human Rights Council resolutions that are especially relevant to the Security Council's agenda, in particular references to the Security Council or aspects related to peace and security. Listed resolutions (organized alphabetically) include Belarus, the DPRK, Georgia, Haiti, Iran, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria, Nicaragua, Occupied Arab territories, Ukraine and the right to a healthy environment.

For each resolution below, toggle to show details (as in example of L.14 Belarus).

All draft resolutions and detailed voting results can be found here.

L.14 Belarus (led by the EU)

  • Adopted by a vote of 21-5 with 21 abstentions.

  • The previous resolution in March 2022 (similarly focusing on the situation in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election and its aftermath) was adopted by a vote of 22-6 with 19 abstentions.

  • Extends OHCHR's mandate for one year, with the assistance of the three appointed independent experts and special procedure mandate holders [OP15].

  • Recalls the report of the Rapporteur of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) [PP3].

L.9 DPRK (led by the EU)

L.28 Georgia (led by Georgia)

L.17 Haiti (led by Haiti)

L.3 Iran (led by Iceland, North Macedonia, Moldova and the UK)

L.33 Libya (led by the African Group, joined by Iceland, Italy, Malta, Türkiye and Yemen)

L.35 Mali (led by the African Group)

L.19 Myanmar (led by the EU)

L.38 Nicaragua (led by Costa Rica, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru)

L.27 South Sudan (led by the UK, Albania, Norway and the US)

L.36 South Sudan (led by the African Group)

L.16 Syria (led by the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Qatar, Türkiye and the US)

L.31-32 and L.42-43 Occupied Arab territories (led by the OIC except Albania)

L.41/Rev.1 Ukraine (led by Ukraine)

L.7 The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment (led by Switzerland, Costa Rica, Maldives Morocco and Slovenia)


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