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U.N. panel to probe abuses in Ukraine

The U.N. Human Rights Council authorized a panel to investigate abuses and violations of international law from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet and Human Rights Council President Federico Villegas at a session on Ukraine
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, left, and Human Rights Council President Federico Villegas, right, at a session on the Russian invasion of Ukraine (AN/U.N. Web TV)

GENEVA (AN) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted 32-2 on Wednesday to authorize the creation of a three-member commission of inquiry that will monitor and investigate all "abuses and violations of international humanitarian law" resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Many nations' delegates, wearing the colors of Ukraine's yellow-and-blue national flag, spoke against Russia's week-long attack on its neighbor.

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