Human Rights Council
Seventh session
3 to 28 March 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Thursday, 27 March 2008
10:00 - 17:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 39th Plenary Meeting video [Entire video] [Original language] 1 Hour 19 Minutes

 
     
  Implementation of General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 entitled “Human Rights Council”
Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under item 2

 
 
 
 

Organization of work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 7 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Ruling procedure has been adopted by Council vote

 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.8/Rev.1

 

Cuba

 

Composition of the staff of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English][Spanish] 4 Minutes

 

Point of Order


India
Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 1 Minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Sri Lanka
M. Dayan Jayatilleka

video[English] 2 Minutes


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video[English] 2 Minutes


Canada

Ms. Jessica Blitt

video[English] 2 Minutes


Switzerland

Mme. Natalie Kohli

video[English] [French] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 10 against, 3 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.8/Rev.1) has been adopted

 

Explanations of the vote after the vote


Republic of Korea
Mr. Chang Dong-hee

[English] 1 Minute

 
 
 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.40

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Amendment to draft resolution A/HRC/7/L.8/Rev.1

 
 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.40) has been withdrawn

 
 
 
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 3

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.5

 

Cuba (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement)

 

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human

 


Cuba on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement
Mr. Rafael Garcia

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.5) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.9

 

Cuba

 

Mandate of the independent expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

 


Cuba
Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 2 Minutes


Sri Lanka
Mr. Dayan Jayatilleka

[English] 2 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 13 against, 0 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.9) has been adopted

 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.12

 

Cuba

 

Mandate of the independent expert on human rights and international solidarity

 


Cuba
Mr. Rafael Garcia

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia on Behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 1 Minute


Sri Lanka
Mr. Dayan Jayatilleka

[English] 2 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 13 against, 0 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.12) has been adopted


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.16

 

Germany and Spain

 

Human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation

 
 

 

Consideration of the draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.16) has been postponed

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.17

 

Austria

 

Mandate of the independent expert on minority issues

 


Austria
Ms. Christina Kokkinakis

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.17) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.20

 

Mexico

 

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

 


Mexico
Ms. Mabel Gómez Oliver

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Sergey Chumarev

video[English] [Russian] 2 Minutes

 
 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
     
 
 
 

15:00 - 16:00 - 39th Plenary Meeting (Continued) video [Entire video] [Original language] 3 hours 6 minutes

 
     
 

Organization of work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 3 (Continued)

 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.23

 

Norway

 

Mandate of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on the situation of human rights defenders

 


Norway
Mr. Vebjørn Heines

video [English] 4 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaiev

[English][Russian] 1 minute


India
Mr. Munu Mahawar

[English] 1 minute


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 1 minute


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

[English] 1 minute


Egypt
Mr. Ihab Gamaleldin

[English] 1 minute


China
Mr. KE Yousheng

[English][Chinese] 1 minute


 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.23) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.25

 

Mexico and New Zealand

 

Human rights of persons with disabilities

 


New Zealand
Ms. Amy Laurenson

video [English] 3 minutes


Mexico
Ms. Mabel Gómez Oliver

video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.25) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.27

 

Russian Federation

 

Human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

 


Russian Federation
Mr. Sergey Chumarev

video [English][Russian] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.29

 

Poland

 

The role of good governance in the promotion and protection of human rights

 


Poland
Mr. Andrzej Misztal

video [English] 4 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Cuba
Mr. Yury Gala

[English][Spanish] 4 minutes


India
Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

[English] 1 minute


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaiev

video [English][Russian] 2 minutes


Sri Lanka
Mr. Dayan Jayatilleka

[English] 1 minute

 

Point of clarification


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote (Continued)

 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Vote on Cuban voting ammendment was not adopted

 

Result of the vote


41 in favour, 0 against, 6 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.29) has been adopted


 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.30

 

France

 

Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English][French] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.30) has been adopted without a vote


 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.35/Rev.1

 

Uruguay

 

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

 


Uruguay
Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.35/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.6/Rev.1

 

Cuba

 

The right to food

 


Cuba
Mr. Yury Gala

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Nicholas Thorne

[English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.6/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 4

 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.28

 

Japan and Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Japan
Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki

video [English] 1 minute


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] 1 minute


Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a concerned country
Mr. M. CHOE Myong Nam

[English] 3 minutes


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes


Indonesia
Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 2 minutes


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 1 minute


China
Mr. KE Yousheng

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaiev

video [English][Russian] 2 minutes

 

Result of the vote


22 in favour, 7 against, 18 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.28) has been adopted


 

Point of order


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

[English] 1 minute


 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.38

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Situation of human rights in Sudan

 


Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia on Behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 3 minutes


Canada
Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 2 minutes


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Nicholas Thorne

[English] 1 minute

 


Pakistan on behalf of the OIC
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Sudan as a concerned country
Mr. Omer Dahab Fadol Mohamed

video [English] [Arabic] 5 minutes

 
 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.38) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

Draft resolutions and decisions Submitted under Item 7

 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.3

 

Palestine (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

 

Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 7 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Israel as concerned country
Mr. Itzhak Levanon

video [English] 3 minutes


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Mohammad Abu-Koash

video [English] 3 minutes


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.3) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.4

 

Palestine (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

 

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the Occupied Syrian Golan

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 5 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Israel as a concerned country
Mr. Itzhak Levanon

video [English][French] 3 minutes


Palestine as a concerned country
Mr. Mohammad Abu-Koash

video [English] 3 minutes


Syrian Arab Republic as Concerned country
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English][Arabic] 3 minutes


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 1 minute


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] 2 minutes

 

Result of the vote


46 in favour, 1 against, 0 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.4) has been adopted


 
 
 

Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 9

 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.15

  Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)  

Combating defamation of religions

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Abdulsalam Attar

video [English][Arabic] 4 minutes


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 3 minutes


India
Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

[English] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


21 in favour, 10 against, 14 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.15) has been adopted

 
 
 

Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 10

 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.3 (revision of A/HRC/6/L.19 deferred from the 6th to the 7th session)

  Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)  

Technical cooperation and advisory services in the DRC

 


Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 7 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 4 minutes


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English][French] 4 minutes


Switzerland
Ms. Muriel Berset

video [English][French] 2 minutes


Democratic Republic of the Congo as a concerned country

Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.3) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

Organization of work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 

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