Russian Ombudsman Moskalkova Tatiana commented on the withdrawal of Russia from the UN Council on human rights: she said that this situation is temporary and she can not affect the internal positive processes of strengthening the rights of man and citizen, reports RIA “Novosti”. In the morning Moskalkova took part in rally in memory of victims of political repression “Return of names”.
Russia has not received the required number of votes for election to the UN Council on human rights, losing Hungary and Croatia. The vote was held in the UN General Assembly on Friday.
“The situation with non-election (Russia) I feel, first, as a temporary, and, secondly, it can not affect the internal positive processes of strengthening the rights of man and citizen in the Russian Federation”, – said the Ombudsman.
According to Moskalkova, this phenomenon “does not suspend work of the government, civil society Institute, the Commissioner for human rights to strengthen human rights in Russia and the further integration of these activities at the international level”.
The Commissioner added that he would feel a sense of joy for Croatia, and Hungary, which will now become members of the UNHRC. While Moskalkova said that the institution of the Commissioner for human rights in Russia will continue its work as before.
On the eve of the UN vote over 80 humanitarian and human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Care International, has demanded to exclude Russia from the UN Council on human rights. In the address human rights activists pointed to the military operations of Russia in Syria, in which the victims are civilians.