Human Rights Council
Seventh session
3 to 28 March 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

  March, 2008 

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Friday, 14 March 2008
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

09:00 - 12:00 - 24th Plenary Meeting
video [Entire video] [Original language] 2 Hours 42 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Item 4 Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention (continued)

 
 
 
 

General Debate (continued)

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Netherlands
Ms. Nynke Wijmenga

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Blaise Godet

video [English][French] 4 Minutes

 
 


New Zealand
Ms. Wendy Hinton

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Ireland
Mr. Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Australia
Mr. Guy O’Brien

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Iceland
Mr. Thorbjorn Jonsson

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Bart Ouvry

video [English][French] 4 Minutes

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Ali Bahreyni

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Observers

 
 


Europe-Third World Center (CETIM), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples (LIDLIP), Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP), France Libertés-Fondation Danielle Mitterand (Joint statement)

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Fellowship for Reconciliation, Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP), Society for Threatened Peoples International, Liberation, International Educational Development (IED), Inc., Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), Worldview International Foundation, International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), Interfaith International, International Educational Development (Joint statement)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Baha’i International Community

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Minority Rights Group International (MRG)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Franciscans International, Pax Romana (Joint statement)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

 
 


Interfaith International

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


B'nai B'rith International, Coordination Board of Jewish Organization (Joint statement)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Islamic Federation of Student Organization (IIFSO)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Action contre la faim

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Human Rights Association of the American Minorities

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


World Council of churches

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Lawyers Watch Canada (Joint statement)

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


World Muslim Congress

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Union of Arab Jurists
Mr.

video [English][Arabic] 4 Minutes

 
 


Arab Lawyers Union (ALU)

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Colombian Commission of Jurists

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Educational Development

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Union de l'action féminine

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Centrist Democratic International

video [English][French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Becket Fund for Religious Liberty

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


MISEREOR

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Espace Afrique International

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

 
 


International Movement –ATD Fourth World, International Council of Women (ICW-CIF), International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), Caritas Internationalis (Joint statement)

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Cameroon
Mr. Joseph Dion Ngute
Minister for Foreign Affairs

video [English][French] 15 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Right of Reply

 
 


Democratic Peoples of the Republic of Korea

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


China

video [English][Chinese] 2 Minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Zimbabwe

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Iraq

video [English][Arabic] 3 Minutes

 
 


Colombia

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


Nepal

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Ethiopia

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Japan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Organization of work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 
 
 

12:00 - 15:00 - 25th Plenary Meeting
video [Entire video] [Original language] 2 Hours 47 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Review, rationalisation and improvement of mandates

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate on violence against women, its causes and consequences

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
Ms. Yakin Ertürk

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Ms. Eva Tomič

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Netherlands
M. Robert-Jan Sieben

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Malaysia
Mr. Mohamed Rushdan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


India
M. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Russian Federation
Ms. Marina Viktorova

video [English] [Russian] 2 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr.  Omar Shalaby

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Yury Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Observer States and other observers

 
 


Norway
Mr. Lars Sigurd Valvatne

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdullah Al-Alsheikh

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


Finland
Mr. Janne Jokinen

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Colombia
Ms. Alma Viviana Pérez Gómez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Chile
Mr. Eduardo Chihuailaf

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Turkey
Mr. Ahmet Üzümcü

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar KADIRI

video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Ahmed Saadi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 
 


Tunisia
Mr. Ali Cherif

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Jan Norlander

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Nepal
Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


World Muslim Congress

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


International Human Rights Association of the American Minorities
Point of Order
International Human Rights Association of the American Minorities
Point of Order

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
Ms. Yakin Ertürk

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Canada
Ms. Cynthia Taylor

video [English] 1 Minute

 
     
     
 

Mandate on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

 
 
 
 

Main sponsors

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Democractic People's Republic of Korea as a Concerned Country
Mr. Jong Song il

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Republic of Korea
Mr. Lee Song-Joo

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Ms. Nadia Stuewer

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


China
Mr. Bo Qian

video [English] [Chinese] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Ms. Tanty Edaura Abdullah

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Zimbabwe

Mr. Enos Mafemba

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Viet Nam
Ms. NGuyen Thi Xuan Huong

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Mohammed Bessedik

video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Mandate-holder final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Mr. Vitit Muntarbhorn

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     
     
 

Mandate on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

 
 
 
 

Main sponsors

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. María Lourdes Boné

video [English] [Spanish] 6 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
Mr. Juan Miguel Petit

video [English] [Spanish] 7 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Ms.Vesna Mokozel

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Mr. Nik Ady Arman

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Murilo Vieira Komniski

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Martin Georgos Kelemenis

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 1 Minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


United Republic of Tanzania
Mr. Paul J. Makelele

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Kadiri

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 

National Institutions and Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Save the Children Alliance

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography
Mr. Juan Miguel Petit

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. María Lourdes Boné

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mandate on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

 
 
 
 

Main sponsors

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] [French] 7 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo

video [English] 8 Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 26th Plenary Meeting
video [Entire video] [Original language] 2 Hours 20 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (continued)

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Bilal Hayee

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Ms. Eva Tomič

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Ms. Tanty Edaura Abdullah

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Netherlands
Ms. Nynke Wijmenga

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 2 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


Republic of Korea
Mr. Kim Pil-Woo

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


India
Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Jeannine Volken

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Norway
Ms. Beate Stirø

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Michael S. Klechelski

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Mohammed Bessedik

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

National Institutions and Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


European Group of the Human Rights Institutions


video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Human Rights Advocates


video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Reporters without borders


video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human rights Studies


video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] [French] 4 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

 
 
 
 

Main sponsors

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 7 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate Holder

 
 


Independent Expert on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
Mr. Mudho

video [English] 7 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Dominik Frelih

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Bangladesh
Ms. Nahida Sobhan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Burkina Faso
Mr. Marc Somda

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 

National Institutions and Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Centrist Democratic International (CDI)

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Independent Expert on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
Mr. Mudho

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mandate on the situation of human rights Defenders

 
 
 
 

Main Sponsor

 
 


Norway
Mr. Vebjørn Heines

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate Holder

 
 


Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights
Defenders

Ms. Hila Jilani
(Statement read by Ms. McDougall)

video [English] 8 Minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the EU)
Mr. Dominik Frelih

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Netherlands
Mr. Robert-Jan Sieben

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Murilo Vieira Komniski

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 2 Minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Chris Hovius

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Jeannine Volken

video [English] [French] 3 Minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Michael S. Klechelski

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

National Institutions and Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Uganda Human Rights Commission, Senegalese Human Rights Committee and the National Human Rights Commission of Rwanda
(Joint statement)

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Human Rights First, Amnesty International (AI), International Service of Human Rights (ISHR), Front Line,The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, World Organization Against the Torture (OMCT), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia)
(Joint statement)

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


International Service of Human Rights

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


North-South XXI

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Frontline, the international Foundation for the protection of Human Rights Defenders and
International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), World Organization Against Torture
(Joint statement)

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Norway
Mr. Vebjørn Heines

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 
 

 




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