- The United Nations already aired its decision regarding the resolution filed by Iceland
- The said resolution urges the organization to probe human rights situation in the Philippines
- China was one of the countries that said “no” to the measure
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted on Thursday the resolution that seeks to investigate the Philippines’ war on drugs under President Rodrigo Duterte.
KAMI learned that the Republic of Iceland filed the draft resolution on July 4 and the decision of UN was made during its 41st regular session in Switzerland.
Eighteen countries, including Peru and Uruguay, backed the resolution that wants to prevent any extra-judicial executions from happening in the Philippines.
Fourteen out of the 47 member-countries, meanwhile, decided to say “no” to the aforementioned resolution.
China was among those nations that did not support the measure to probe the drug war killings in its fellow Asian country.
Japan, Pakistan, Brazil, and 12 others abstained during the voting that was conducted in Geneva.
Because the resolution was already adopted, the Philippines is urged to cooperate with UN and its office once the investigation starts.
In a previous article by KAMI, the other details about Iceland’s request to investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines were reported here.
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization that is tasked to maintain international peace and security. The Philippines is one of its 47 members.
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