Human Rights Council
Seventh session
3 to 28 March 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Friday, 28 March 2008
10:00 - 17:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 41st Plenary Meeting
video [Entire video][Original language] 1 Hours 52 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)

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

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

 

Cuba

 

Mandate of the working group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

 


Cuba
Mr. Yury Gala

video [English][Spanish] 3 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


32 in favour, 11 against, 2 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.7/Rev.1) has been adopted

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.16

 

Germany and Spain

 

Human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation

 


Germany
Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 3 Minutes


Spain
Mr. Javier Garrigues Flórez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaiev

video [English][Russian] 1 Minute


Canada
Ms. Sarah Geh

[English] 3 Minutes

 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.16) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.21/Rev.1

 

Maldives

 

Human rights and climate change

 


Maldives
M. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaev

video [English][Russian] 2 Minutes


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 Minute


Japan
Mr. Akio Isomata

video [English] 1 Minute

 


Sri Lanka
Mr. Ameerajwad Omer Lebbe

[English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.21/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.22/Rev.1

 

Canada

 

Elimination of violence against women

 


Canada
Ms. Cynthia Taylor

video [English] 1 Minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Russian Federation
Ms. Galina Khvan

video [English][Russian] 2 Minutes

 


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

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.22/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.26/Rev.1

 

Armenia

 

Prevention of genocide

 


Armenia
Mr. Zohrab Mnatsakanian

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video [English] 2 Minutes

 


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaev

video [English][Russian] 1 Minute

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.26/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.31/Rev.1

 

France

 

International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.31/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.32/Rev.1

 

France

 

Human rights and extreme poverty

 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English] [French] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.32/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.33/Rev.1

 

Azerbaijan

 

Missing persons

 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video [English] 5 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.33/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.34

 

Uruguay

 

Rights of the Child

 


Uruguay (on behalf of GRULAC and the EU)
Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez
Ms. Pauline Davies

video [English][Spanish / English] 9 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 1 Minutes

 


Switzerland
Ms. Natalie Kohli

video [English][French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.34) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under item 7 (Continued)

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.2

 

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

 

Human rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan

 


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

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Israel as concerned country
Mr. Itzhak Levanon

video [English] 4 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

[English] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 Minute

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 1 against,14 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.2) has been adopted

 
 
 
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 42nd Plenary Meeting
video [Entire video][Original language] Part I 1 - Hour 50 Minutes
video [Entire video][Original language] Part II - 1 Hour 28 Minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 7


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Organization of work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     
     
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under item 4 (Continued)

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.36

 

Slovenia

 

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

 


Slovenia
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


China
Mr. LI Baodong

video [English][Chinese] 3 Minutes

 


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Sri Lanka
Mr. Dayan Jayatilleka

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Ms. Hsu King Bee

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Goltyaev

video [English][Russian] 1 Minute

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Makio Miyagawa

video [English] 1 Minute

 


Myanmar as a concerned country
Mr.Wunna Maung Lwin

video [English] 2 Minutes


India
Mr. Swashpawan Singh

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.36) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.37

 

Slovenia

 

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

 


Slovenia
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Myanmar as a concerned country
Mr.Wunna Maung Lwin

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.37) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

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


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 2 Minutes

 


Malaysia
Mr. Nor' Azam Mohd Idrus

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 
     
     
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 9 (Continued)

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.l4

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

From Rhetoric to Reality: a global call for concrete action against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 


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

video [English] 5 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia on behalf the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 0 against, 13 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.l4) has been adopted

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.18

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 


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

video [English] 11 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia on behalf the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 3 Minutes

 


Pakistan on behalf of the OIC
Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


India
Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Anh Thu Duong

video [English][French] 1 Minute

 
 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.18) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 9


Brazil
Mr. Sérgio de Abreu e Lima Florêncio

video [English] 2 Minutes

 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 2 Minutes

 


Brazil
Mr. Sérgio de Abreu e Lima Florêncio

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under item 10 (Continued)

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.19

 

Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

 


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

video [English] 7 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada
Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 2 Minutes

 


Somalia as a concerned country
Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail Bari-Bari

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.19) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 9


Japan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
     
     
  Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 3 (Continued)

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.39

 

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

 

Amendment to draft resolution A/HRC/7/L.24

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)


video [English] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada

video [English] 3 Minutes

 


Slovenia on behalf the European Union
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


India

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Brazil

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 

Result of the vote


27 in favour, 17 against, 3 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.39) has been adopted

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/7/L.24

 

Canada

 

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

 


Canada

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Mexico

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 


India

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Switzerland

video [English][French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Bolivia

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf the European Union

Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Nothern Ireland
Mr. Nicholas Thorne

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Guatemala

Mr. Miguel Angel Ibarra Gonzalez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Sérgio de Abreu e Lima Florêncio

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote on Cuban amendment

 


Canada


video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


China

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Result of the vote on oral amendment


29 in favour, 15 against, 3 abstentions
Draft resolution (Oral amendment) has been adopted

 
 

Point of order


Slovenia on behalf the European Union

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

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Result of the vote on A/HRC/7/L.24


32 in favour, 0 against, 15 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/7/L.24) has been adopted

 
 

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


Mexico

video [English][Spanish] 2 Minutes


Slovenia on behalf the European Union

Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 1 Minute


Switzerland


video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 
 

Closing statement and suspension of meeting

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

 




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