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Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session

13 September - 1 October 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   

 

Friday, 1st October 2010
09:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

09:00 - 13:00 - Opening of the session - 33rd Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]  Part I 36 minutes
video [English] [Original language]  Part II - 41 minutes
video [English] [Original language] Guinea Bissau 40 minutes
video [English] [Original language] Kiribati 36 minutes

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
  Decisions and Conclusions (Continued)  
     
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development (Continued)

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.15

 

Mexico and Colombia

 

Elimination of discrimination against women

 
 


Colombia
Ms.  Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes  

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes  

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Hugo Brauwers

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
 

Meeting Suspended

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote (Continued)

 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mr. Ibrahim Aldredi

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


Qatar
Mr.  Abdulla Falah Abdulla Al-Dosari

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Djibouti
Mr. Mohamed Siad Doualeh

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khokher

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Bahrain
Ms. Muna Abbas Radhi

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes  

 
 


Jordan
Mr. Muhib Mahmoud Ahmad Nimrat

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mr. Ibrahim Aldredi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote
18 in favour, 22 against, 4 abstention

Amendments proposed for draft resolution A/HRC/15/L.15 have been rejected

     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.15) has been adopted without a vote

 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Attar

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
 

Meeting Suspended

 
     
     
 

Consideration of the outcome on Guinea Bissau
A/HRC/15/10, A/HRC/15/10/Add.1

 
     
 


Guinea-Bissau
H.E. Mr. Cletche Sanha
, Legal Counsel with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

video [English] [Original language] 12 minutes  

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Juan Antonio Quintanilla

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Rebecca Sagar

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Mohamed Achgalou

video [English] [French] 2 minute  

 
 


Senegal
Mr. Momar Gueye

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Nigeria
Ms. Beatrice Ikeku-Thomas

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sebastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Angola
Mr. Arcanjo Maria Do Nascimento

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l'homme (RADDHO)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


President of the National Human Rights Commission of Guinea Bissau
Ms. Aida Costa

video [English] [Original language] 1 minute  

 
 


Guinea-Bissau

H.E. Mr. Cletche Sanha

video [English] [Original language] 1 minute  

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Adoption of the Report on Guinea-Bissau

video [English] x minutes

 
     
 

Meeting Suspended

 
     
     
 

Consideration of the outcome on Kiribati
A/HRC/15/3, A/HRC/15/3/Add.1

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Statement on behalf of Kiribati

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Omar Rabi

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Bob Last

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


New Zealand
Ms. Lucy Richardson

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Australia
Ms. Peter Woolcott

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Livsha Zahir

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Adoption of the Report on Kiribati

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
  Decisions and Conclusions (Continued)  
     
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development (Continued)

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.20

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

Impunity for terrorist hostage takers, ransoms payments, and human rights

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 8 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

     
     



 

15:00 - 18:00 - 34th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]  Part I 1 hour 54 minutes
video [English] [Original language]  Part II - 1 hours 8 minutes

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Statement on Behalf of the Human Rights Council in regards to the events in Ecuador

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Ecuador as concerned country
Mr. Mauricio Montalvo

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
     
     
  Decisions and Conclusions (Continued)  
     
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3 (continued)

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.11

 

Egypt (NAM)

 

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

 
 


Egypt (on Behalf of the Non Aligned Movement)
Mr. Ahmed Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 14 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.11) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.12

 

Egypt (NAM)

 

The right to development

 
 


Egypt (on Behalf of the Non Aligned Movement)
Mr. Ahmed Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

Result of the vote


45 in favour, 0 against, 1 abstention

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.12) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.22

 

South Africa (on behalf of African Group)

 

Open-ended intergovernmental working group on the elaboration of a legally binding instrument on the regulation, monitoring and oversight of the impact of the activities of private military and security companies on the enjoyment of human rights

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Mr. Kyle Ward
Chief of OHCHR Programme Support and Management Services

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Alberto J. Dumont

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 12 against, 3 abstention

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.22) has been adopted

     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 3

 


Switzerland
Mr. Dante Martinelli

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes  

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
     
     
     
 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

 
 
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 4

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.3

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

The situation of human rights in the Sudan

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.35

 

United States of America

 

Amendment to L.3

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute  

 
 


Uganda
Mr. Justinian Muhwezi Kateera

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [Arabic] 4 minutes  

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khokher

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mr. Ibrahim Aldredi

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


Sudan as Concerned Country
Mr. John Ukec Lueth Ukec

video [English] 8 minutes  

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute  

 

Result of the vote


25 in favour, 19 against, 3 abstention

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.35) has been adopted

 

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote (Continued)

 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute  

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     

Result of the vote


25 in favour, 18 against, 3 abstention

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.3) has been adopted as Amended

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 4

 


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Livsha Zahir

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
     
     
 

Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance: follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

 
 
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 9

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.21

 

Nigeria (on behalf of African Group) and Australia

 

Nelson Mandela International Day

 
 


South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mr. Ibrahim Aldredi

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mr. Ibrahim Aldredi

video [English] [ Arabic] 1 minute  

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.21) has been adopted

     
     
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity–building

 
 
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 10

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.2

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Somalia as Concerned Country
Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail

video [English] x minutes  

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.2) has been adopted

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 10

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
     
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute  

 

Draft statement has been adopted

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 1

 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez
Cuba in response to the draft statement distributed by the President Withdraws A/HRC/15/L.30

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes  

 
 


Belgium (on Behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
     

Final remarks on the consideration of Draft resolutions

 


Egypt
Mr. Ahmed Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Malta
Ms. Nicole Miller

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ms. Maysa Ureña Menacho

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
 


South Africa
Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


Sudan
Mr. John Ukec Lueth Ukec

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Adoption of the Draft Report of the 15th Session of the Council (Advance Unedited Version)

video [English] 1 minute  

 
  The Draft Report of the 15th session has been Adopted Ad Referendum  
     

Final general remarks on 15th Session of the Human Rights Council

     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


North-South XXI

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitie entre les peuples (MRAP)


video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


International Service for Human Rights

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Closing statement and Closing of the session

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     


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