UN Human Rights Council approves for an investigation into Houla Killings in Syria

The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) approved an investigation into the mass killing of civilians at Houla, Syria. UNHRC also objurgated Syria for the mass murder of about 100 civilians. UNHRC, the 47-nation body sanctioned the resolution with  41 votes in favour and 3 against it. This was the fourth emergency session meeting called by UNHRC in order to discuss the situation Syria.

The UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) approved an investigation into the mass killing of civilians at Houla, Syria. UNHRC also objurgated Syria for the mass murder of about 100 civilians. UNHRC, the 47-nation body sanctioned the resolution with  41 votes in favour and 3 against it. This was the fourth emergency session meeting called by UNHRC in order to discuss the situation Syria.

Houla: Located in the north of the city Homs in Syria.

What was the stance of various nations on this resolution by UNHRC (including India)?

  • Russia, China and Cuba voted against the U.S.-backed resolution.
  • 2 countries abstained and one member did not vote.
  • India voted in favour of the UNHRC resolution.

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