Human Rights Council
Eighth session

2 - 18 June 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

June, 2008

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Monday, 2 June 2008
10:30 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:30 - 13:00 - Opening of the session - 1st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours and 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


H.E. Dr. Danilo Türc
President of the Republic of Slovenia

[English] 24 minutes

 
 

Item 1 - Organizational and procedural matters

 
 
 
 

Item 2 - Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General.

Update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour

video [English] [English / French] 21 minutes

 
 
 
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference

Mr. Masood Khan

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Ms. Eva Tomič

[English] 6 minutes

 
 


Egypt on behalf of the African Group

Mr. Sameh Shoukry

[English] 6 minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Swashpawan Singh

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Italy

Mr. Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Senegal

Mr Babacar Carlos Mbaye

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mexico

Ms. Mabel Gómez Oliver

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


France

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

[English] [French] 5 minutes

 
 


Japan

Mr. Makio Miyagawa

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Valery Loshchinin

[English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Mr. Blaise Godet

[English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Li Baodong

[English] [Chinese] 5 minutes

 
 
 

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 2nd Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 2 hours 50 minutes

 
 
 
 

Item 2 - Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General (Continued)

 
 
 
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


Republic of Korea

Mr. Lee Sung-joo

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Rajiva Wijesinha

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Karim Mohd Yusof

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


South Africa

Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Netherlands

Mr. Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaamm

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Mr. Marcia Maria Adorno C. Ramos

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Peter Gooderham

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Burkina Faso

Mr. Prosper Vokouma

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Nepal

Mr. Dinesh Bhattarai

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss Jazairy

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Chile

Mr. Carlos Portales

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Tunisia

Mr. Ali Cherif

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Mr. Mícheál Tierney

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Norway

Ms. Hilde Skorpen

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Alberto J. Dumont

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Uzbekistan

Mr. Badriddin Obidov

[English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Thailand

Ms. Lada Phumas

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Maldives

Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


New Zealand

Mr. Don Mackay

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ecuador

Mr. Juan Holguin

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


International Organization of la Francophonie

Mr. Libère Bararunyeretse

[English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) also on behalf of Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), Amnesty International (AI), Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Baha'i International Community, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ), Conectas Direitos Humanos, Franciscans International (FI), Friends World Committee For Consultation (QUAKERS) (FWCC), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights And Democracy), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), Latin American Committee for the Defence of Women's Rights (CLADEM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Pax Romana (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and International Movement of Catholic Students)
(Joint statement)

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Comision Juridica para el autodesarollo de los pueblos originarios andinos (CAPAJ)


video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


North South XXI


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons
Mr. Walter Kälin

A/HRC/8/6 and A/HRC/8/6/Add.1, A/HRC/8/6/Add.2, A/HRC/8/6/Add.3, A/HRC/8/6/Add.4 , A/HRC/8/NGO/21, A/HRC/8/NGO/29

video [English][English / French] 14 minutes

 
 
 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Mr. Philip Alston

A/HRC/8/3, A/HRC/8/3/Corr.1, A/HRC/8/3/Add.1, A/HRC/8/3/Add.2, A/HRC/8/3/Add.3, A/HRC/8/3/Add.4, A/HRC/8/3/Add.5, A/HRC/8/3/Add.6, A/HRC/8/NGO/7, A/HRC/8/NGO/12, A/HRC/8/NGO/16, A/HRC/8/NGO/27, A/HRC/8/NGO/34, A/HRC/8/NGO/36

video [English] 16 minutes

 
 
 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Mr. Leandro Despouy

A/HRC/8/4, A/HRC/8/4/Add.1, A/HRC/8/Add.2, A/HRC/8/NGO/41

video [English][Spanish] 14 minutes

 
 
 
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 
 
 

Concerned countries

 
 


Azerbaidjan
Mr. Habib Mikayilli

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English][French] 9 minutes

 
 


(Interactive dialogue to be continued on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 at 10:00am)

 

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