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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Thursday, 12 June 2008
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 19th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 21 minutes - Peru

video [English][Original language] 23 minutes - Benin

video [English][Original language] 46 minutes - Switzerland

video [English] 36 minutes - Republic of Korea

 
 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Peru
A/HRC/8/37

 
 
 
 


Peru 
Ambassador José Eduardo Ponce Vivanco, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office at Geneva

video [English] [Spanish] 9 minutes

 
 
 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


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

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


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


[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Peru
Ambassador José Eduardo Ponce Vivanco, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office at Geneva

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Mr. Boudewijn Van Eenennaam
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Peru ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Benin
A/HRC/8/39

 
 
 
 


Benin 
His Excellency, Mr. Thierry Alia, Director of Human Rights at the Ministry of Justice or Ambassador Séraphin Lissassi, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations Office at Geneva

video [English] [French] 8 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Omar Rabi

[English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Larbi Djacta

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Senegal

Mr. Pierre Diouf

[English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. Mohammed I. Haidara

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Djibouti

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Abro

[English] [French] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


Franciscans International (FI)


[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Benin
His Excellency, Mr. Thierry Alia, Director of Human Rights at the Ministry of Justice or Ambassador Séraphin Lissassi, Permanent Representative of Benin to the United Nations Office at Geneva

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Boudewijn Van Eenennaam
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Benin ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Switzerland
A/HRC/8/41

 
 
 
 


Switzerland 
His Excellency, Ambassador Paul Seger, Director, International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

video [English] [French] 11 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


Belgium

Mr. Bart Ouvry

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Qatar

Mr. Faisal Abdulla Al-Henzab

[English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan

M. Habib Mikayilli

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Melanie Hopkins

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


Indian Movement "Tupaj Amaru"

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Prison Fellowship International

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Switzerland
His Excellency, Ambassador Paul Seger, Director, International Law Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[English] [French] 6 minutes

 
 


Mr. Boudewijn Van Eenennaam
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Switzerland ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Republic of Korea
A/HRC/8/40

 
 
 
 


Republic of Korea 
His Excellency, Ambassador Sung-joo LEE, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office at Geneva

video [English] 14 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Moktar Idham Musa

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Democratic
People's Republic of North Korea
Mr. Choe Myong Nam

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


Human Rights Commission of Korea


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Forum Asia


[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


MINBYUN - Lawyers for a Democratic Society

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Republic of Korea
His Excellency, Ambassador Sung-joo LEE, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Office at Geneva

[English] 5 minutes

 
 


Mr. Boudewijn Van Eenennaam

Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of the Republic of Korea ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 




 

15:00 - 18:00 - 20th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 1 hour 4 minutes- Pakistan

video [English][Original language] 21 minutes - Zambia

video [English] 40 minutes - Japan

video [English][Original language] 19 minutes - Ukraine

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Pakistan
A/HRC/8/42

 
 
 
 


Pakistan 
His Excellency, Ambassador Masood KHAN, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva

video [English] 15 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


China

Mr. Li Baodong

[English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Bahrain

Mr. Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla

[English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. John Von Kaufmann

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Kuwait

Mr. Najeeb A.A. Al-Bader

[English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Kamapradipta Isnomo
[English] 2 minutes

 
 


India

Mr. Munu Mahawar

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists


[English] 1 minute

 
 

Points of order

 
 


Egypt
International Commission of Jurists
(Continued)
Egypt
Slovenia
China
President
International Commission of Jurists
(Continued)

[English] [Original Language] 6 minutes

 
 

Stakeholders (Continued)

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Pax Romana (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and International Movement of Catholic Students), International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Points of order

 
 


Egypt
Canada
Slovenia
Egypt
President


[English] 4 minutes

 
 

Stakeholders (Continued)

 
 


European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ)


[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Interfaith International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Clarification

 
 


President


[English] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders (Continued)

 
 


Interfaith International
(Continued)

[English] 1 minute

 
 


International Women's Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Islamic Human Rights Commission


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Pakistan
His Excellency, Ambassador Masood KHAN, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Office at Geneva

[English] 7 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Pakistan ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Zambia
A/HRC/8/43

 
 
 
 


Zambia 
Her Excellency, Mrs. Gertrude M.K Imbwae, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


China

Mr. Zhu Yanwei

[English] [Chinese] 1 minute

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Idriss JazaÏry

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Mr. Mark Barton

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria

Mr. John Gang

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Alexandra Ruppen

[English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Uganda

Ms. Cissy Helen Taliwaku

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Botswana

Mr. O. Rhee Hetanang

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


Franciscans International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Zambia
Her Excellency, Mrs. Gertrude M.K Imbwae, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Zambia ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Japan
A/HRC/8/44, A/HRC/8/NGO/17

 
 
 
 


Japan 
His Excellency, Ambassador Makio MIYAGAWA, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office at Geneva

video [English] 16 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Malaysia

Mr. Moktar Idham Musa

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand

Mr. Pitchayaphant Charnbhumidol

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Philippines

Mr. Jesus Enrique G. Garcia ii

[English] 1 minute

 
 


Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Mr. Choe Myong Nam

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


World Organization Against Torture, Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center (AJWRC) (Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Interfaith International, Indian Council of South America (CISA) (Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Japan
His Excellency, Ambassador Makio MIYAGAWA, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations Office at Geneva

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Japan ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 



 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (Continued)

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Consideration of the outcome on Ukraine
A/HRC/8/45, A/HRC/8/45/Corr.1

 
 
 
 


Ukraine 
His Excellency, Mr. Yevhen KORNIICHUK, First Deputy Minister of Justice

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 
 
 

Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Valery Loshchinin

[English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan

Mr. Azad Cafarov

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Guatemala

Ms. María Soledad Urruela Arenales

[English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 

Stakeholders

 
 


Prison Fellowship International (PFI)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Final remarks by the State under review

 
 


Ukraine
His Excellency, Mr. Yevhen Korniichuk, First Deputy Minister of Justice

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council
[ Adoption of the decision on the outcome of the Universal Peridic Review of Ukraine ]

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 

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