Human Rights Council
Ninth session

8 - 24 September 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 22nd Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 2 Hour and 33 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 

Conference facilities and financial support of HRC

Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Conference Services Division (A/HRC/9/18) and the Report of the Department of Public Information (A/HRC/9/19)

 
 


Ms. Kyung-wha Kang
Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
     
 

Appointment of Special Procedures mandate-holders

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft proposals

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.1

 

Egypt (African Group), Morocco (on behalf of the Arab Group) & Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

 

Security arrangements for the Human Rights Council

 


Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.1) is deferred

 


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


 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.4

 

Ukraine

 

Remembrance of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine

 


Ukraine
Mr. Mykola Maimeskul

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.4) is withdrew

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.5

 

Azerbaijan

 

Missing persons

 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video [English] 2 Minutes

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

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.3

  Côte d’Ivoire (on behalf of the African Group)   Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on adverse effects of the movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights  


Côte d’Ivoire (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Niangoran Kablan Alain Porquet

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


France (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 2 Minutes


India

Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 1 Minute


Canada

Ms. Johanne Forest

video [English] 2 Minutes

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

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.6

 

President of the Human Rights Council

 

Presidential decision on a commemorative session at the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.6) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.7

 

Cuba

 

Human rights and international solidarity

 


Cuba
Ms. Mirta Granda Averhoff

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


France (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 3 Minutes

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 13 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.7) has been adopted

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.12

 

Cuba (on behalf of NAM)

 

The right to development

 


Cuba (on behalf of NAM)
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] 3 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


France (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 1 Minute


Canada

Mr. Jeffrey Heaton

video [English] 1 Minute

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

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.13

 

Cuba (on behalf of NAM)

 

Human rights and unilateral coercive measures

 


Cuba (on behalf of NAM)
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] 3 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 Minute

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 11 against, 2 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.13) has been adopted

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.14

 

Mexico

 

Human rights of migrants

 


Mexico
Mr. Salvador Tinajero

video [English][Spanish] 4 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada

Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 2 Minutes

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

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.15

 

Cuba

 

Follow up of the seventh special session of the Human Rights Council devoted to the negative impact of the worsening of the world food crisis on the realization of the right to food for all

 


Cuba
Mr. Abel La Rosa Domínguez

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Canada

Mr. Jeffrey Heaton

video [English] 1 Minute

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.15) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.17

 

Guatemala and Mexico

 

Human rights and indigenous peoples

 


Guatemala
Ms. Stephanie Hochstetter Skinner-Klee

video [English][Spanish] 4 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.17) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.20

 

Canada

 

Effective implementation of international human rights instruments

 


Canada
Mr. John Von Kaufmann

video [English] 3 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.21

 

Egypt

 

Protection of the human rights of civilians in armed conflict

 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 4 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.21) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.22

 

Switzerland

 

Human rights and transitional justice

 


Switzerland
Mr. Roberto Balzaretti

video [English][French] 4 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


India

Mr. Munu Mahawar

video [English] 2 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.22) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.23

 

Argentina

 

Right to the truth

 


Argentina
Mr. Alberto J. Dumont

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.23) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.25

 

Brazil

 

Human rights voluntary goals

 


Brazil
Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

video [English] 2 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Cuba

Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English][Spanish] 3 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.25) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.26

 

Brazil

 

United Nations guidelines for the appropriate use and conditions of alternative care for children

 


Brazil
Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

video [English] 1 Minute

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Bangladesh

Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 Minutes


Indonesia

Mr. Benny Yan Pieter Siahaan

video [English] 2 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.26) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under item 3


Russian Federation
Mr. Valery Loshchinin

video [English][Russian] 3 Minutes


Japan

Ms. Mitsuko Shino

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 

Item 9: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.24

 

South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Mandate of the Working Group of Experts on People of African descent

 


South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Luvuyo Ndimeni

video [English] 2 Minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


France (on behalf of the European Union)

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 4 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.24) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote


Japan

Ms. Mitsuko Shino

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.9

 

President’s Statement

 

Situation des droits de l’homme en Haïti

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

Concerned country


Haiti

Mr. Jean-Claude Pierre

video [English][French] 2 Minutes

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

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.16

 

Japan

 

Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia

 


Japan
Mr. Shinichi Kitajima

video [English] 4 Minutes

Concerned country


Cambodia

Mr. Sun Suon

video [English][French] 2 Minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.16) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.19

 

France (on behalf of the EU)

 

Advisory services and technical assistance for Liberia

 


France (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 1 Minute

Draft resolution (A/HRC/8/L.19) has been adopted without a vote

 

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 23rd Plenary Meeting
video[English][Original language] Part I - 1 Hour
video[English] Part II - 13 Minutes

 
 
 

Consideration of draft proposals (Continued)

 
 
 

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

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.2

 

France (on behalf of the EU)

 

Situation of human rights in the Sudan

 


EGYPT (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 1 minute

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


France (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 2 minutes

Concerned Country


Sudan

Mr. Omer Dahab Fadol Mohamed

video [English][Arabic] 4 minutes

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.2) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 4


Switzerland
Mr. Roberto Balzaretti

video [English][French] 1 minute


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English][Chinese] 1 minute

 
 
 

Item 6: Universal Periodic Review

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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President’s Statement on UPR

 

President of the Human Rights Council

 

President’s statement on follow-up to President’s statement 8/1

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Russian Federation
Ms. Natalia Zolotova

video [English][Russian] 1 minute


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 minute

President’s Statement on UPR has been adopted

 
 
 

Item 7: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.8

 

Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

 

Follow-up to resolution S-3/1:  Human rights violations emanating from Israeli military incursions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the assault on Beit Hanoun

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Ms. Tehmina Janjua

video [English] 4 minutes

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote


Netherlands

Mr. Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaam

video [English] 3 minutes


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 minute

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 9 against, 5 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.8) has been adopted

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.18

 

France (on behalf of the EU)

 

Services consultatifs et assistance technique au Burundi

 


France (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 3 minutes

Concerned Country


Burundi

Mr. Pierre Barusasiyeko

video [English][French] 1 minute

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.18) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 10


Japan

Ms. Mitsuko Shino

video [English] 1 minute

 


France (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English][French] 2 minutes

 
 


Secretariat of the Human Rights Council
Mr. Kyle Ward

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/9/L.27

 

President of the Human Rights Council

 

Strengthening of the Human Rights Council

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/9/L.27) has been adopted without a vote

 
 

General comments

 


Algeria

Mr.Idriss Jazaïry

[English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


Sri Lanka

Mr. Ameerajwad Omer Lebbe

[English] 2 minutes

 
 


Singapore

Ms. Wu Ye-Min

[English] 2 minutes

 
Meeting suspension
 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Azerbaijan, Vice-President Human Rights Council & Rapporteur

Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

[English] 2 minutes

 
 

Draft report of the session is adopted

 
     

Closing comments

 
 

Non-governmental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International


[English] 3 minutes

 

Closing statement and Closing of the session

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 

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