A/HRC/RES/55/23 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 9 April 2024 Original: English Human Rights Council Fifty-fifth session 26 February–5 April 2024 Agenda item 4 Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 4 April 2024 55/23. Situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression The Human Rights Council, Guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling the obligations of all States under Article 2 of the Charter to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, and to settle their international disputes by peaceful means, Reaffirming the need to make the utmost effort to settle any conflicts and disputes between States exclusively by peaceful means and to avoid any military action and hostilities, which can only make the solution of those conflicts and disputes more difficult, Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, relevant international human rights treaties and treaties relevant to international humanitarian law, and also the role of regional arrangements, particularly the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (European Convention on Human Rights), Recalling also General Assembly resolution 3314 (XXIX) of 14 December 1974, entitled “Definition of aggression”, Recalling further General Assembly resolution ES-11/1 of 2 March 2022 on the aggression against Ukraine, and all relevant resolutions adopted by the General Assembly, including at its eleventh emergency special session, Recalling Human Rights Council resolutions 49/1 of 4 March 2022, S-34/1 of 12 May 2022 and 52/32 of 4 April 2023 on the situation of human rights in Ukraine stemming from the Russian aggression, Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, political independence, territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, extending to its territorial waters, and reaffirming also that all peoples are entitled to freely determine, without external interference, their political status and to pursue their economic, social and cultural development, in accordance with international law, Reaffirming also the primary responsibility of States to respect, protect and fulfil human rights, GE.24-06481 (E)

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