Human Rights Council
Eighth session

2 - 18 June 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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

 
 

12:20 - 13:00 - 27th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 46 minutes

 
     
 

Organization of Work

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft proposals

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters

 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/8/L.3

 

President

 

Conference facilities and financial support to the Human Rights Council

 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.3) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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A/HRC/8/

 

President

 

Terms in office of Special procedure mandate – holders

 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote


Jordan
Mr. Mousa Burayzat

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


 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/8/L.2/Rev.1/Corr.1

  Portugal   Optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  


Portugal
Mr. Francisco M. Xavier Esteves

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 3 minutes


Germany
Mr. Gregor Schotten

video [English] 2 minutes


Egypt
Mr. Omar Shalaby

video [English] 3 minutes


South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

video [English] 3 minutes


Romania
Ms. Laura Onisii

video [English] 1 minute


Qatar
Mr. Abdulla Falah Abdulla Al-Dosari

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes


Mexico (on behalf of Chile and GRULAC)
Ms.  Mabel Gómez Oliver

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes


Switzerland
Ms. Alexandra Ruppen

video [English] [French] 2 minutes


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg  Malginov

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 28th Plenary Meeting
video[English][Original language] 2 hours and 27 minutes - Part 1

video[English][Original language] 27 minutes - Part 2

 
 
 

Consideration of draft proposal A/HRC/8/L.2/Rev.1/Corr.1 Continued

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada
Mr. John Von Kaufmann

video [English] 4 minutes


Pakistan
Mr. Masood Khan

video [English] 4 minutes


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 1 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.2/Rev.1/Corr.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.4/Rev.1   Sweden   Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions  


Sweden
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


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

video [English] 3 minutes


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Mr. Imran Ahmad Siddiqui

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.4/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.5   Portugal   The right to education  


Portugal
Mr. Francisco M. Xavier Esteves

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.5) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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   A/HRC/8/L.6  

Cuba

 

Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

 


Cuba
Mr. Rafael García Collada

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 13 against, 1 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.6) has been adopted

 
 
 

 

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A/HRC/8/L.7

 

Hungary

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


Hungary
Ms. Orsolya Tóth

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.7) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.8  

Norway introduced by India

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


India
M. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 1 minute


South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.8 ) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.9  

Denmark

  Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment  


Denmark
Ms. Marie-Louise Overvad

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Jordan
Mr. Mousa Burayzat

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.9) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.13   Cuba   Promotion on the right of peoples to peace  


Cuba
Mr. Yuri Gala

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 2 minutes

 

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 13 against, 2 abstentions
Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.13) has been adopted

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.14  

Mexico

  Human Rights of Migrants : Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants  


Mexico
Mr. Luis Alfonso De Alba

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Andrej Logar

[English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.14) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.16   France   Human rights and extreme poverty  


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattei

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.16) has been adopted with a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.17   Germany & Philippines   Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially in women and children  


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 3 minutes


Germany
Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.17) has been adopted with a vote

 
 
 

 

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  A/HRC/8/L.18   Japan   Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members  


Japan
Mr. Akio Isomata

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.18) has been adopted with out a vote

 

Item 3: General comments and explanations after the vote


Ghana
Ms. Mercy Yvonne Amoah

video [English] 1 minute


Japan
Mr. Tetsuya Kimura

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 
 

Draft resolutions and decisions submitted under Item 4


 

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  A/HRC/8/L.12   Slovenia on Behalf of the EU   Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar  


Slovenia (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 5 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


India
Mr. Swashpawan Singh

video [English] 3 minutes


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 2 minutes


Pakistan
Mr. Imran Ahmad Siddiqui

video [English] 1 minute


Sri Lanka
Mr. Rajiva Wijesingha

video [English] 2 minutes


Indonesia
Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 2 minutes


Russian Federation
Mr. Oleg  Malginov

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes


Malaysia
Mr. Moktar Idham Musa

video [English] 2 minutes


China
Mr. QIAN Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes


Myanmar as a concerned country
Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.12) has been adopted without a vote

 

Item 4: General comments and explanations after the vote


Japan
Mr. Akio Isomata
video [English] 1 minute

 
 

General comments by Member States, Observer States and UN Agencies

 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] 2 minutes


Sudan
Ms. Zehor Hassan Sid Ahmed Mohammed

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes


Denmark
Ms. Marie-Louise Overvad

video [English] 2 minutes


Turkey
Mme Tugba Sarayonlu Etensel

video [English] 2 minutes


Australia
Ms. Sally Dawkins

video [English] 2 minutes


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 2 minutes


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Abdulmonem Annan

video [English] 2 minutes


Morocco
Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 
 
 

Appointment of special procedures mandate-holders and of members of the expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples

 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

General comments

 
 


Uruguay

Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez

[English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Meeting suspension

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Eric Tistounet
Secretary of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

Appointment accepted

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
 

Adoption of the draft report of the session

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Republic of Korea

Mr. Chang Dong-hee

[English] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Ms. Natalia Zolotova

[English] [Russian] 1 minute

 
 


Guatemala

Mr. Carlos Ramiro Martínez Alvarado

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Organization of Indigenous Resource Development (IOIRD), Assembly of First Nations - National Indian Brotherhood (AFN)
(Joint statement)

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Council of South America (CISA)


[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Movement "Tupaj Amaru"


[Spanish / French] 2 minutes

 
 


Portugal

Mr. João Queirós

[English] 1 minute

 
 

Closing statement

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Sameh Shoukry

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Jordan
Mr. Mousa Burayzat

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 
   


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