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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Wednesday, 4 June 2008
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 5th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 3 hours

 
 
 
 

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

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


South Africa
Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Murilo Vieira Komniski

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Costa Rica
Ms. Laura Thompson Chacón

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Habib Mikayilli

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka
Mr. Ameerajwad Omer Lebbe

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

National Institutions and Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Conseil consultatif des Droits de l'homme du Maroc


video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Europe-Third World Centre, Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amité entre les peoples (MRAP), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
(Joint statement)

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


International Movement ATD Fourth World


video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Cooperation for Development and Solidarity (CIDSE), Bischofliches Hilfswerk Misereor (Misereor), Global Policy Forum
(Joint statement)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


World Vision International (WVI), International Save the Children Alliance
(Joint statement)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Union de l'action féminine


video [English][Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 

Concluding remarks by mandate-holders

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Mr. Vernor Muñoz Villalobos

video [English][Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty
Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

Mr. John Ruggie

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Report of the Chairperson of the Working Group on an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque

A/HRC/8/7 and A/HRC/8/7/Corr.1, A/HRC/8/NGO/39

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 
 
 

General debate on Item 3

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Chile (on behalf of the GRULAC)
Mr. Eduardo Chihuailaf

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Sergey Chumarev

video [English][Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Melanie Hopkins

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Italy
Ms. Nicoletta Piccirillo

[English] 1 minute

 
 


India
Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

[English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dicky Komar

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


South Africa
Ms. Beulah Naidoo

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mexico
Ms. Elía del Carmen Sosa Nishizaki

[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Murilo Vieira Komniski

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Portugal
Mr. Francisco M. Xavier Esteves

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Poland
Mr. Jerzy Ciechanski

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Holy See
Mr. Silvano M. Tomasi

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Austria
Mr. Michael Schoiswohl

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Turkey
Ms. uğba Sarayönlü Etensel

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Abdulmonem Annan

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Finland
Mr. Pekka Metso

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Asadollah Eshragh Jahromi

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ecuador
Mr. Juan Holguín

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Croatia
Mr. Branko Sočanac

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Qatar on Behalf of the Arab Group
Mr. Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab

[English][Arabic] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, German Institute for Human Rights, National Consultative Commission on Human Rights of France, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Mexican Human Rights Commission
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Foodfirst Information and Action Network - FIAN -, International Federation Of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), Asia Pacific Women's Watch (APWW), Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE) Baha'i International Community
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Europe-Third World Centre, Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amité entre les peoples (MRAP), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
(Joint statement)

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA), International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM), Union of Arab Jurists
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Colombian Commission of Jurists


[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH)


[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

Reports of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General
Mr. Bacre Ndiaye, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaties Division (on behalf of the High Commissioner)

A/HRC/8/9, A/HRC/8/11, A/HRC/8/13, A/HRC/8/14, A/HRC/8/15, A/HRC/8/51, A/HRC/8/G/5

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 
 

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 6th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 3 hours 6 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

General debate on Item 3 (Continued)

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Marina Viktorova

[English][Russian] 5 minutes

 
 


Italy

Mr. Roberto Vellano

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Dicky Komar

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
(Joint statement)
Mr. Blaise Godet

[English][French] 4 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Moktar Idham Musa

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan

Mr. Akio Isomata

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Oman

Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Salim Al-Shanfari

[English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Anti-Slavery International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Minority Rights Group International (MRG), Pax Romana (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and International Movement of Catholic Students)
(Joint statement)

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Union of Arab Jurists, International Organization For The Elimination Of All Forms Of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD), International Association Of Democratic Lawyers (IADL), Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), General Arab Women Federation (GAWF), United Towns Agency For North-South Cooperation, Indian Council Of South America (CISA)
(Joint statement)

[English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


North South XXI


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Society for Threatened Peoples


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Interfaith International


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Liberation


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Educational Development (IED), Inc


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Pen


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Movement Tupaj Amaru (MITA)


video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


International Human Rights Association Of American Minorities (IHRAAM)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Federación de Asociaciones de Defensa y Promoción de los Derechos Humanos


video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Mbororo Social And Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


France Libertés: Fondation Danielle Mitterrand


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Union de l'Action Féminine


video [English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


American Association of Jurists (AAJ)


video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Centrist Democratic International (CDI)


video [English][French] 3 minutes

 
 

Review, rationalisation and improvement of mandates (RRI)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Hungary
Ms. Orsolya Tóth

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on on the independence of judges and lawyers
Mr. Leandro Despouy

video [English][Spanish] 6 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Andreja Korinsek

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Ecuador
Mr. Juan Holguín

video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Permanent Assembly for Human Rights


video [English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers
Mr. Leandro Despouy

video [English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Hungary
Ms. Orsolya Tóth

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Denmark
Mr. Hans Grunnet

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Mr. Manfred Nowak

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Andreja Korinsek

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Natalia Zolotova

[English][Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Rafael García Collada

[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Dicky Komar

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. John Von Kaufmann

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Ms. Tuğba Sarayönlü Etensel

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Chile

Mr. Rodrigo Donojo

[English][Spanish] 12 minutes

 
 


Norway

Ms. Beate Stiro

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, National Consultative Commission on Human Rights of France, National Commission for Human Rights of Togo, Ugandan Human Rights Commission, Advisory Council on Human Rights of Morocco
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), World Organization Against Torture, International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture – FIACAT)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Comisión Jurídica para el Autodesarollo de los Pueblos Originarios Andinos "CAPAJ"


[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Mr. Manfred Nowak

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Denmark
Mr. Hans Grunnet

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Right of reply (Item 3, general debate)

 
 


Zimbabwe


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


India

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


China

[English][Chinese] 4 minutes

 
 


Pakistan

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 

 




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