Human Rights Council
Eighth session

2 - 18 June 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Thursday, 5 June 2008
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

9:00 - 12:00 - 7th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 3 hours and 11 minutes

 
 
 
 

Review, rationalisation and improvement of mandates (RRI)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


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

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Vesna Mokorel

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


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

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Natalia Zolotova

[English][Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Yuri Gala

[English][Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Munu Mahawar

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Mr. Denis Y. Lepatan

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar Shalaby

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Uruguay

Ms. María Lourdes Boné

[English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Rajiva Wijesinha

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Point of order

 
 


Russian Federation


[English][Russian] 1 minute

 
 

Council Members (Continued)

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Sebastian Rosales

[English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Chile

Mr. Eduardo Chihuailaf

[English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Singapore

Mr. Tan York Chor

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway

Ms. Beate Stiro

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Belgium

Mr. Bart Ouvry

[English][French] 1 minute

 
 


Colombia

Mr. Álvaro Enrique Ayala Meléndez

[English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Austria

Ms. Eva Schöfer

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Larbi Djacta

[English][French] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


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


video [English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 

Point of order

 
 


India

President of the Human Rights Council

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations (Continued)

 
 


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


video [English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Luis Alfonso de Alba

video [English][Spanish] 6 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
Mr. Jorge Bustamante

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Chile
(on behalf of the GRULAC)
Mr. Rodrigo Donojo

[English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Vesna Mokorel

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Ms. Josephine Reynante

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Senegal

Mr. Mohammed Lamine Thiaw

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Ms. Luciana Rocha Mancini

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Mr. Fatih Ulusoy

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


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


video [English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Association of World Citizens


[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants
Mr. Jorge Bustamante

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Mexico
Ms. Elía del Carmen Sosa Nishizaki

video [English][Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


Norway
Mr. Vebjørn Heines

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


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

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Eva Tomič

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


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

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

[English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar Shalaby

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. John Von Kaufmann

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Azwa Affendi Bakhtiar

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


South Africa

Ms. Beulah Naidoo

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Belgium

Mr. Bart Ouvry

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Europe-Third World Centre


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), ActionAid International, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Federation of Human Right Leagues
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Movement Tupaj Amaru (MITA), World Peace Council
(Joint statement)

[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Bischofliches Hilfswerk Misereor (MISEREOR), Pax Romana (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and International Movement of Catholic Students), International Cooperation For Development and Solidarity (CIDSE)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


Norway
Mr. Vebjørn Heines

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

Mandate of the independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty

 
 
 
 

Main sponsor

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English][French] 4 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the question of human rights and extreme poverty
Ms. Sepúlveda

video [English][Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Ziva Nendl

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


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

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Senegal

Mr. Mohammed Lamine Thiaw

[English][French] 1 minute

 
 


Turkey

Mr. Ali Onaner

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Larbi Djacta

[English][French] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Mouvement contre le racisme et l'amitié entre les peuples


[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Franciscain International (FI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks

 
 


Special Rapporteur on the question of human rights and extreme poverty
Ms. Sepúlveda

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Main sponsor - Wrap up

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English][French] 1 minute

 
 
 


 

12:00 - 15:45 - 8th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 3 hours and 18 minutes

 
 
 
 

Discussion on human rights of women

 
 


Mr. Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaam
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ms. Louise Arbour
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 

Panel I: Violence against women - Identification of priorities

 
 


H.E. Ambassador Peteris Larlis Elferts
Moderator
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the Council of Europe and Thematic Coordinator on Gender Equality of the Committee of the Council of Europe

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 

Panelists

 
 


Ms. Pauline Veloso
Former Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Former Deputy Head of the National Women’s Agency, and representative of Chile to the Four Conference on Women in Beijing. Coordinator of the regional project on “Strengthening the network of actors for a Citizen’s democracy UNDP, Chile

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes

 
 


Ms. Kathleen Cravero
Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Ms. Isabel Martinez Romano
Secretary General for Equality Policies of Spain

video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

 
 


Ms. Alejandra Sardá
Member of Network Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM)

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 

Points of order

 
 


Egypt
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Egypt


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Chile

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Egypt

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Member States

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Dunya Maumoon

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Dominik Frelih

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Qatar

Mr. Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab

[English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Héctor Raúl Peláez

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


France

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Netherlands
Ms. Kappeyne Van De Coppello

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mexico
Ms. Elía Del Carmen Sosa Nishizaki

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


New Zealand
in Joint Statement
Ms. Wendy Hinton

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway

Ms. Beate Stirø

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Tamara Munger

[English] 1 minute

 
 


India

Mr. Raj William

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Ms. Luciana Rocha Mancini

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Australia

Mr. Guy O’brien

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Ms. Selma Malika Hendel

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Romania

Ms. Steluta Arhire

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sweden
(Joint statement)
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Federation of University Women


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


World Young Women's Christian Association


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Coalition Against Trafficking in Women


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


World Organization Against Torture in a Joint Statement


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Indian Treaty Council
.

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch
in a Joint Statement

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Panelists - Comments and Answers

 
 


Ms. Pauline Veloso
Former Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Former Deputy Head of the National Women’s Agency, and representative of Chile to the Four Conference on Women in Beijing. Coordinator of the regional project on “Strengthening the network of actors for a Citizen’s democracy UNDP, Chile

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Ms. Kathleen Cravero
Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Ms. Isabel Martinez Romano
Secretary General for Equality Policies of Spain

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


H.E. Ambassador Peteris Larlis Elferts
Moderator
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the Council of Europe and Thematic Coordinator on Gender Equality of the Committee of the Council of Europe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ms. Alejandra Sardá
Member of Network Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM).

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 

Member States and observers

 
 


Finland

Ms. Sirpa Nyberg

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Omar Shalaby

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Ms. Muzaffer Uyav

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


South Africa

Ms. Beulah Naidoo

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Republic of Korea

Mr. Chang Dong-Hee

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Ms. Norani Hashim

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Zhu Yanwei

[English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Ms. Riat Groenen

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Marina Viktorova

[English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Italy

Mme Nicoletta Piccirillo

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

Ms. Marina Mohamed

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Hassan El Mkhantar

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Organisation internationale de la francophonie

Mr. Libère Bararunyeretse

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 

Panelist - Comments and Answers

 
 


Ms. Kathleen Cravero
Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Member States (Continued)

 
 


Colombia

Ms. Alma Viviana Pérez Gómez

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

M. Dáithí Ó Ceallaigh

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Tunisia

Mr. Mohamed Chagraoui

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Union de l'Action Féminine


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Comité International pour le Respect et l'application de la Charte Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples (CIRAC)


[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Action Internationale pour la Paix et le Developpement dans la Region des Grands Lacs (AIPD)


[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


H.E. Ambassador Peteris Larlis Elferts
Moderator
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the Council of Europe and Thematic Coordinator on Gender Equality of the Committee of the Council of Europe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Panelists - Comments and Answers

 
 


Ms. Pauline Veloso
Former Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency, Former Deputy Head of the National Women’s Agency, and representative of Chile to the Four Conference on Women in Beijing. Coordinator of the regional project on “Strengthening the network of actors for a Citizen’s democracy UNDP, Chile

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Ms. Isabel Martinez Romano
Secretary General for Equality Policies of Spain

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Ms. Alejandra Sardá
Member of Network Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defence of Women’s Rights (CLADEM)

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


H.E. Ambassador Peteris Larlis Elferts
Moderator
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia to the Council of Europe and Thematic Coordinator on Gender Equality of the Committee of the Council of Europe

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 


 

15:50 - 18:00 - 9th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 2 hours and 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

Discussion on human rights of women (Continued)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

Panel II: Maternal mortality and the human rights of women

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Panelists

 
 


Mr. Monir Islam
Director of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization (WHO)

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Vincent Fauveau
Senior Maternal Mortality Advisor, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Ms. Jashodhara Dasgupta
Coordinator of SAHAYOG, an organization in India that addresses women’s health and gender equality

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Paul Hunt
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 

Member States and observers

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Ms. Andrej Logar

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Chile

Mr. Carlos Portales

[English][Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


New Zealand in a Joint Statement

Ms. Amy Laurenson

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada

Ms. Nadia Stuewer

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Tamara Munger

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Latin American Committee for the Defence of Women's Rights (CLADEM), Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Panelists - Comments and Answers

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Monir Islam
Director of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization (WHO)

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Vincent Fauveau
Senior Maternal Mortality Advisor, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Ms. Jashodhara Dasgupta
Coordinator of SAHAYOG, an organization in India that addresses women’s health and gender equality

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Paul Hunt
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

Member States and observers

 
 


Singapore

Ms. Faith Gan

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Luxembourg

Ms. Christine Goy

[English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Holy See

Mr. Hubertus Matheus Van Megen

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

[English][Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Ms. Sophie Link

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Australia

Ms. Miranda Brown

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Human Rights Watch


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Society for the Protection of Unborn Children


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Panelists - Comments and Answers

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Monir Islam
Director of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization (WHO)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Vincent Fauveau
Senior Maternal Mortality Advisor, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Ms. Jashodhara Dasgupta
Coordinator of SAHAYOG, an organization in India that addresses women’s health and gender equality

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Paul Hunt
Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 


Mr. Francis Songane
Moderator
Secretariat for the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Former Minister of Health of Mozambique

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 
 

 




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