Since it first became a member of the Council in 2017, Georgia has in the absence of consensus: voted in favour of a number of item 4 resolutions (situations that require the Council’s attention) on the situations in the Syrian Arab Republic, and Burundi; and abstained during the vote on item 4 resolutions on the situations in Belarus, and the Islamic Republic of Iran. For item 7 resolutions (human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories), Georgia has abstained during the vote on all texts, with the exception of the resolutions on right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. Georgia voted in favour of both texts. On item 10 resolutions (capacity-building), Georgia has joined consensus on all resolutions or voted in favour (i.e. cooperation with Georgia, and cooperation with and assistance to Ukraine in the field of human rights).
For thematic resolutions dealing with civil and political rights, Georgia has generally joined consensus or voted in favour of such texts. Notwithstanding, it has abstained during the vote on resolutions dealing with: the effects of terrorism (Egypt); right to peace (Cuba); and impact of arms transfers (Ecuador Peru). Georgia also voted against the Cuban resolution on the use of mercenaries.
For thematic resolutions focusing on economic, social and cultural rights, Georgia has joined consensus on the majority of texts. Resolutions that it has voted against include: human rights and international solidarity (Cuba); effects of foreign debt (Cuba); and unilateral coercive measures (NAM). Georgia has abstained during the vote on resolutions dealing with: right to development (NAM); effects of foreign debt (Cuba); negative impact of the non-repatriation of illicit funds (African Group); protection of the family (Egypt, Russian Federation); democratic and equitable international order (Cuba); and contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights (China).