Resolution 75/189 (Extrajudicial killings) S/RES/75/189

16 December 2020

On 16 December 2020 the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/189 on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The resolution calls upon all states to prevent extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and to comply with their obligations under the relevant provisions of international human rights instruments. Resolution 75/189 also “[acknowledges] that extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions may under certain circumstances amount to genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, as defined in international law, including in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and recalling in this regard that each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from such crimes.”

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