Human Rights Council
Sixth session (1st part)
10 to 28 September 2007

Sixth session (resumed)
10 to 14 December 2007
at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

Reports - 6th session

 

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Friday, 14 December 2007

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 33rd Plenary Meeting
video [Entire Video] [Original Language] Part I 1 hour and 5 minutes
video [Entire Video] [Original Language] Part II 1 hour and 10 minutes

 
 

 

 
 

Review, rationalization and improvement of mandates
Mandate: the situation on human rights in the Sudan

  • Special Rapporteur on the situation on human rights in the Sudan (continued)

 
 

 

 
 

General Debate (continued)

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Blaise Godet

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Marcus Grintus

video [English] [French / English] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernandez Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Zambia
Ms. Sindiso N. Kankasa

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Yuri Boichenko

video [English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Ghana
Mr. Kwabena Baah-Duodu

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Ireland
Mr. Mícheál Tierney

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Waren Tichenor

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Mr. Vebjorn Heines

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Mohammed Bessedik

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Tunisia
Mr. Ali Cherif

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Iraq
Mr. Omer Beryinji

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 

Non Governmental Organizations

 
 


Canadian Human Rights Foundation

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Federation for Human Rights Leagues

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in a Joint Statement

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sudan Council of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA)


video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


African-American Society for Humanitarian Aid and Development


video [English][Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 
  • Closing remarks by Egypt on behalf of the African Group
    video [English] 3 minutes
 
     
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 10
- Technical assistance and capacity-building

Draft resolutions A/HRC/6/L.19 have been postponed

 
     
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 3
- Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and  cultural rights, including the right to development
A/HRC/6/L.36/Rev.1,A/HRC/6/L.37 ,A/HRC/6/L.41, A/HRC/6/L.43 , A/HRC/6/L.44, A/HRC/6/L.15/Rev.1 , A/HRC/6/L.46, A/HRC/6/L.49


 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.36/Rev.1

 

Brazil

 

Elaboration of human rights voluntary goals to be launched on the occasion of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 


Brazil
Mr. Sergio Abreu Lima Florencio

video [English] 4 minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Slovenia
Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.36/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Decision

 

A/HRC/6/L.37

 

Turkey and Spain

 

Alliance of civilizations

 


Turkey
Mr. Ahmet Uzumcu

video [English] 2 minutes


Spain
Mr. Juan Antonio March

video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Tehmina Janjua

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.37) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.41

 

Germany and Finland

 

Adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living

 


Germany
Ms. Birgitta Maria Siefker

video [English] 3 minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.41) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.43

 

Mexico

 

Protection of HR & fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism: Mandate of the SR on the promotion and protection of HR & fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

 


Mexico
Mr. Luis Alfonso De Alba

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.43) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.44

 

Brazil

 

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

 


Brazil
Mr. Sergio Abreu Lima Florencio

video [English] 3 minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.44) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 8 -
Follow-up to and implementation of the vienna declaration and programme of action
A/HRC/6/L.32/Rev.1


 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.32/Rev.1

 

Chile

 

Integrating the human rights of women throughout the United Nations system

 


Chile
Mr. Juan Martabit

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 

South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Tehmina Janjua

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg Malguinov

[English][Russian] 1 minute

 
 


India
Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.32/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 10
- Technical assistance and capacity-building
A/HRC/6/L.45


 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.45

 

Portugal (on behalf of the European Union)

  Advisory services and technical assistance for Liberia  


Portugal on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Carlos Pereira Marques

video [English] 3 minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Egypt on behalf of the African Group
Mr. Sameh Shoukry

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.45) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 34th Plenary Meeting
video [Entire Video] [Original Language] 3 hours

 
     
 

Conclusions and decisions

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.46

 

Austria

 

Mandate of the Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons

 


Austria
Mr. Michael Schoiswohl

video [English] 5 Minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video[English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.46) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 4
- Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
A/HRC/6/L.38, A/HRC/6/.50, A/HRC/6/51


 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.38

 

Portugal

 

Follow-up to the report A/HRC/6/14 on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

 


Portugal
Mr. Francisco Xavier Esteves

video [English] 8 Minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


India
Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Myanmar as a concerned country
Mr. Nyunt Maung Shein

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


China
Mr. Bo Gian

video [English][Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg Malguinov

[English][Russian] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.38) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.50

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan

 


Egypt on behalf of the African Group
Mr. Sameh Shoukry


video [English]3 Minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Slovenia on behalf of the EU
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Masood Khan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Yuri Boichenko

[English][Russian] 1 Minute

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 1 Minute

 
 


China
Mr. Bo Gian

video [English] 1 Minute

 


Sudan as a Concerned Country

Mr. Abdeldaeim Zumrawi

video [English] [Arabic] 3 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.50) has been adopted without a vote

     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.51

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)& Portugal (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Human Rights Council group of experts on the situation of human rights in Darfur

 


Egypt on behalf of the African Group
Mr. Sameh Shoukry

video [English] 3 Minutes


Portugal on behalf of the European Union

video [English] 2 Minutes

General Comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Tehmina Janjua

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Sudan as a Concerned Country
Mr. Abdeldaeim Zumrawi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.51) has been adopted without a vote

     

Explanations of the vote after the vote of Item 4

 


Switzerland

Mr. Blaise Godet

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Amran Mohammed Zin

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Jordan

Mr. Bashar Abu Taleb

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Japan

Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Conclusions and decisions

Item 5 -
Human rights bodies and mechanisms
A/HRC/6/L.42

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.42

 

Bolivia

 

Expert mechanism on the human rights of indigenous peoples

 


Bolivia
Ms. Angelica Navarro Llanos

video [English][English / Spanish / English ] 3 Minutes

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Guatemala
Mr. Carlos Ramiro Martinez Alvarado

video [English][Spanishl] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Yuri Boichenko

[English][Russian] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.42) has been adopted without a vote

     

Explanations of the vote after the vote on item 5

 


Cuba
Mr. Rudolpho Reyes Rodriguez

[English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Bolivia
Ms. Angelica Navarro Llanos

video [English][Spanish] 4 Minutes

 
     
 

Conclusions and decisions

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/6/L.15/Rev.1

 

Portugal (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Elimination of all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief

 
 
  Point of order  
 


Egypt
Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council
Egypt

video [English] [Arabic / English] 3 minutes

 
 

Conclusions and decisions (continued)

 


Portugal on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Francisco Xavier Esteves

video [English] 4 minutes

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg Malguinov

[English][Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernandez Palacios

[English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Masood Khan

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Sameh Shoukry

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdullah Abbas Rashwan

video[English][Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Senegal

Mr. Babacar Carlos Mbaye

video [English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Jordan

Mr. Mutaz Faleh S. Hyassat

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Qatar

Mr. Mansoor Abdulla S. Al-Sulaitin

video [English][Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Ms. King Bee Hsu

video [English] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


29 in favour, 0 against, 18 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/6/L.15/Rev.1) is adopted

Explanations of the vote after the vote on item 3


Japan
Mr. Osamu Yamanaka

video[English] 2 Minutes

 
 

Organizational matters

 
 


Egypt on behalf of the African Group
Mr. Sameh Shoukry

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference
Mr. Masood Khan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic
Ms. Rania Al-Rifaiy

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Warren Tichenor

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Armenia
Mr. Zohrab Mnatsakanian

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazyiry

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 

Non Governmental Organizations

 
 


Friends World Committee for Consultation

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


International Indian Treaty Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 

Adoption of the report and closing of the session

 

 


Mr. Alejandro Artucio
, Ambassador of Uruguay
Rapporteur of the Council

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 

 


Mr. Doru Costea

President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 12 Minutes

 

 

Point of Clarification

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council
Egypt

Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council
Egypt
Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 

closing of the session

 

 


Mr. Doru Costea

President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 


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