Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin Jr. said that the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) resolution seeking comprehensive report on human rights in the Philippines will have “no effect.”
“#HRC41 The Council decides to adopt the resolution on the #promotion and #protection of #humanrights in the #Philippines with 18 in favour, 14 against and 15 abstentions. @UNGeneva,” the UNHRC Secretariat said in a Twitter post.
Secretary Locsin said in a Twitter post that “such resolutions especially those passed by a tiny minority can and will be ignored. No consequences. On the other hand, the initiative to insult the Philippines with the assumption without proof that it commits gross abuses there will be far reaching consequences.”
“Actually no effect but for those who voted to insult us, the consequences will be far reaching,” Locsin said in another Twitter post.
Those who voted yes were: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.
For no: Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iraq, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia.
Those who abstained are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, and Tunisia.