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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Friday, 6 June 2008
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

9:00 - 12:00 - 10th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 1 hour and 20 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Follow-up to the special session on the negative impact of the worsening of the world food crisis on the realization of the right to food for all

 
 
 
 

Briefing from the the Special Rapporteur on the right to food
Mr. Olivier de Schutter

[The Special Rapporteur on the right to food attended the High-Level Conference on World Food Security, held under the auspices of the FAO in Rome from 3-5 June 2008]

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 
 
 

Review, rationalisation and improvement of mandates (RRI)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children

 
 
 
 

Sponsors

 
 


Germany
Ms. Birgitta Maria Siefker-Eberle

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Philippines
Mr. Jesus Enrique G. Garcia II

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Director of the Special Procedures Division of the Secretariat of the Human Rights Council
Ms. Soussan Raadi-Azarakhchi, Director of the Special Procedures Division of the Secretariat (in the absence of the Mandate-holder)

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Dominik Frelih

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Ameerajwad Omer Lebbe

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Mr. Fatih Ulusoy

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Belarus

Mr. Evgeny Lazarev

[English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Spain

Ms. Silvia Escobar

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

Main sponsors - Wrap up

 
 


Germany

Ms. Birgitta Maria Siefker-Eberle

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

 
 
 
 

Sponsor

 
 


Portugal
Mr. Carlos Pereira Marques

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Mandate-holder

 
 


Special Rapporteur
Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana (on behalf of the Mandate-holder, Mr. Vernor Muñoz Villalobos)

video [English] [Spanish] 8 minutes

 
 

Council Members

 
 


Chile (on behalf of the GRULAC)

Mr. Rodrigo Donojo

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Dominik Frelih

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


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

Mr. Syed Ali Asad Gillani

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba

Mr. Yuri Gala

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Ms. Tuğba Sarayönlü Etensel

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Hassan El Mkhantar

[English] [French] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


Pax Romana
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Main sponsors - Wrap up

 
 


Portugal
Mr. Carlos Pereira Marques

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

Special event celebrating the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 


 

Special event celebrating the entry into force of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Ms Louise Arbour
High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

Panelists

 
 


Ms. Theresia Degener
“Women and Disabilities”

[Ms. Degener has a long history working in the area of human rights and disability, and has undertaken substantive research in gender and disability as well as the impact of the Convention on international development cooperation]

video [English] 9 minutes

 
 


Mr. Luis Fernando Astorga Gatjens
“Accessibility”

[Mr. Astorga Gatjens is a journalist and human rights activist. He is, amongst others, the Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute on Disability and Inclusive Development, and was an active member of the International Disability Caucus during the negotiations for the Convention and Optional Protocol]

video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

 
 


Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo
“Disability and poverty”

[Ms. McClain-Nhlapo is the Disability Advisor of the World Bank to East and South Asia and the Pacific Region.  She worked for the South African National Human Rights Institution, and represented the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions at several sessions of the negotiation of the Convention]

video [English] 12 minutes

 
 


Mr. Lex Grandia
Statement on behalf of the CRPD Forum

[Mr. Grandia is the President of the World Federation of the DeafBlind and Chair of the International Disability Alliance. He is here in his capacity as chair of the CRPD Forum, which consists of many representatives with disabilities as well as organizations working in the area of disability world wide]

video [English] 10 minutes

 
 

Member States

 
 


Ecuador
(Video-message)
Mr.
[Mr. XX, Vice-President of Ecuador is also the Head of the National Council for Disabilities]

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


New Zealand

Mr. Don Mackay

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mexico

Mr. Gilberto Rincon Gallardo

[English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Mr. Ihab Gamaleldin

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Zhu Yanwei

[English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Semen Lyapichev

[English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Dominik Frelih

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


South Africa

Ms. Beulah Naidoo

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Rajiv Kumar Chander

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Spain

Ms. Silvia Escobar

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 

Civil Society

 
 


Landmine Network Survivors El Salvador


[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Inclusion International


[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minutes

 
 
 
 
 


 

12:00 - 15:30 - 11th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] - 1st part (Alternative care for children): 1 hour and 26 minutes
video [English] [Original language] - 2nd part (Myanmar):

 
 


Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 

Special Events on the Draft UN Guidelines for the Appropriate Use and Conditions of Alternative Care for Children

 
 
 
 

Panelists

 
 


Ms. Patricia Lamego

Coordinator of the Group of Friends

[Ms. Lamego is project manager in the Cabinet of the Special Secretariat for Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, and is responsible for the National Authority for Adoption and Abduction of Children (Palermo Convention)]

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Ms. Moushira Khattab


[Ms. Khattab is a Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child]

[English] 6 minutes

 
 


Ms. Alexandra Yuster


[Ms. Yuster is a Senior Adviser of the Social Welfare and Justice Systems Child Protection Section, Programme Division at UNICEF]

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Nigel Cantwell


[Mr. Cantwell is an expert on the area of the rights of the child. He is a representative of civil society]

[English] 6 minutes

 
 

Member States

 
 


Egypt

Mr. Amr Roshdy

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Zhou Xianfeng

[English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan

Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Chile

Mr. Alejandro Rogers

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Italy

Mr. Roberto Vellano

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Marina Viktorova

[English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Uruguay

Ms María Lourdes Boné

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Austria

Ms. Eva Schöfer

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. Mohammed Haidara

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mexico

Mr. Salvador Tinajero Esquivel

[English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Malaysia

Ms. Norami Hashim

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Portugal

Ms. Ana Maneira

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Civil Society

 
 


International Social Service (ISS)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


SOS Kinderdorf (SOS-KDI)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Panelists - Concluding Remarks

 
 


Ms. Patricia Lamego

Coordinator of the Group of Friends

[Ms. Lamego is project manager in the Cabinet of the Special Secretariat for Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic of Brazil, and is responsible for the National Authority for Adoption and Abduction of Children (Palermo Convention)]

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Ms. Moushira Khattab


[Ms. Khattab is a Member of the Committee on the Rights of the Child]

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Ms. Alexandra Yuster


[Ms. Yuster is a Senior Adviser of the Social Welfare and Justice Systems Child Protection Section, Programme Division at UNICEF]

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Nigel Cantwell


[Mr. Cantwell is an expert on the area of the rights of the child. He is a representative of civil society]

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     
 
 


 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Follow-up to the fifth special session of the Council

 
 


Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana

A/HRC/8/12

video [English] [Spanish/ English] 8 minutes

 
 
 
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Myanmar

Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin

[English] 7 minutes

 
 

Member States

 
 


India

M. Swashpawan Singh

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Germany

Ms. Anke Konrad

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Azwa Affendi Bakhtiar

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Japan

Mr. Osamu Yamanaka

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand

Mr. Pitchayaphant Charnbhumidol

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sweden

Mr. Hans Dahlgren

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Zhou Xianfeng

[English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Republic of Korea

Mr. Chang Dong-Hee

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


New Zealand

Mr. Michael Mcbryde

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Ms. Tara murphy

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Singapore

M. Tan York Chor

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Sebastian Rosales

[English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Ameerajwad Omer Lebbe

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

[English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Dicky Komar

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Concluding Remarks

 
 

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 
 
 
 


 

15:30 - 18:00 - 12th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours and 16 minutes

 
 
 
 

General debate on Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minutes

 
 


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 6 minutes

 
 


Netherlands

Mr. Robert-Jan Sieben

[English] 6 minutes

 
 


France

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

[English][French] 5 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] [English/ French] 5 minutes

 
 


Germany

Mr. Michael Klepsch

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Anwar Choudhury

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Japan

Mr. Makio Miyagawa

[English] 4 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Muriel Berset

[English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Qian Bo

[English] [Chinese] 4 minutes

 
 


Bolivia

Ms. Angélica Navarro Llanos

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Sweden

Mr. Hans Dahlgren

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Australia

Mr. Guy O'brien

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Mr. Mícheál Tierney

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Iceland

Ms. Ingibjörg Davíosdóttir

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


New Zealand

Mr. Michael McBryde

[English] 3 minutes

 
 

Non-governemental Organizations

 
 


France Libertés : Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Europe-Third World Centre
(Joint statement)

[English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Baha’i International Community (BIC)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Colombian Commission of Jurists


[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch (HRW)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International (AI)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Liberation

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Educational Development (IED), Inc.


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Interfaith International

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)
(Joint statement)

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Society for Threatened Peoples


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations (IIFSO)

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Association of World Citizen
s

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM Asia)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Rights of reply

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Sharinda Fernando

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Zimbabwe

Mr. Enos Mafemba

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Sudan

Mr. Omer Dahab Fadol Mohamed

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mr. Choe Myong Nam

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Iran (Islamic Republic of )

Mr. Asadollah Eshragh Jahromi

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


China

Mr. Qian Bo

[English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 
 
 
 

 




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