GENEVA – The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday adopted a resolution urging all states to stop unilateral coercive measures which do not comply with international law, and with the principles governing peaceful relations among countries.

The resolution was adopted with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, and one abstention.

It requests that the UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights should continue her work to propose actions to ensure the removal of such measures. It also asks her to focus on the resources and compensation necessary to promote accountability, as well as reparations for victims, in her next report to the Council.

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In addition, the resolution asks the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize a biennial panel discussion on the impact of unilateral coercive measures on the right to development, and the achievement of sustainable development goals. This discussion would be held at the 54th session of the Council this September.