Human Rights Council
Tenth session

2 - 27 March 2009

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Thursday, 26 March 2009
10:00 - 11:30 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 11:30 - 42nd Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 1 Hour 6 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions

 
     
 

Item 2: Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.21/Rev.1

 

Cuba

 

Composition of the staff of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

 
 


Cuba
Ms. Maria Del Carmen Herrera

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Natalie Kohli

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 12 against, 2 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.21/Rev.1) has been adopted

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.23

 

Cuba (on behalf of the Non-aligned movement)

 

Enhancement of international cooperation in the field of human rights

 
 


Cuba (on behalf of the Non-aligned movement)
Ms. Maria Del Carmen Herrera

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.23) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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/10/L.13

 

Mexico and New Zealand

 

Human rights of persons with disabilities: National frameworks for the promotion and protection of the human rights of persons with disabilities

 
 


New Zealand
Ms. Amy Laurenson

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.13) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.18

 

Brazil

 

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

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.18) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.19

 

France

 

Arbitrary detention

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.19) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.20

 

France

 

Enforced or involuntary disappearances

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English] [English/French] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.24

 

Cuba

 

The use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Chief, Programme Support and Management Services, OHCHR
Mr. Kyle Ward

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 12 against, 3 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.24) has been adopted

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.25

 

Cuba

 

The right to food

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.25) has been adopted without a vote

     

Point of Order

 


Canada
Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi, President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 
     

Draft resolutions (A/HRC/10/L.26, A/HRC/10/L.29, A/HRC/10/L.31, A/HRC/10/L.32, A/HRC/10/L.34) has been postponed

     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.35

 

Russian Federation

 

Human rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Gohyaev

video [English] [English/Russian] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.35) has been adopted without a vote

     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.36) has been postponed

     
     
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 43rd Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 2 Hours 29 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
     
 

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

 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.29

 

Czech Republic and Uruguay

 

Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols

 
 


Czech Republic
Ms. Petra Ali Dolakova

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.29) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.31

 

Mexico

 

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

 
 


Mexico
Mr. José Guevara

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.31) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Councilís attention

 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.27

 

Czech Republic and Japan

 

Situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

 
 


Czech Republic
Ms. Petra Ali Dolakova

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Japan
Mr. Mitsuaki Mizuno

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Concerned country

 


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

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Ke Youshing

video [English] [Chinese] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Mrs. Wiwick Setyawati Firmar

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


26 in favour, 6 against, 15 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.27) has been adopted

     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.4

 

Cuba, Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC Group) and Yemen (on behalf of the Arab Group)

 

Human rights in the Occupied Syrian Golan

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab Group)

Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Concerned country

 


Israel
Mr. Aharon Leshno-Yaar

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 4 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 1 against, 13 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.4) has been adopted

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.5

 

Pakistan(on behalf of OIC)

 

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab Group)

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 6 Minutes

 

General comments of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Concerned country

 


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 2 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


46 in favour, 1 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.5) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.6

 

Pakistan(on behalf of OIC)

 

Human rights violations emanating from the Israeli military attacks and operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the recent ones in the occupied Gaza Strip

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab Group)

Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 7 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Netherlands (on behalf of Italy)
Mr.Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaam

video [English] 1 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


35 in favour, 4 against, 8 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.6) has been adopted

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.7

 

Pakistan(on behalf of OIC)

 

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conferenceand the Arab Group)

Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Concerned country

 


Israel
Mr. Aharon Leshno-Yaar

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


Palestine
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 5 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.7) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.37

 

Cuba, Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC) and Yemen ( on behalf of the Arab Group)

 

Follow Up to Resolution S9/1 on the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab Group)

Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Concerned country

 


Israel
Mr. Aharon Leshno-Yaar

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Dante Martinelli

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Osamu Yamanaka

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 1 against, 13 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.37) has been adopted

     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote (under Item 7)


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute


Japan
Mr. Osamu Yamanaka

video [English] 1 Minute

     
 

Item 9: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.2/Rev.1

 

Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)

 

Combating Defamation of Religions

 
 


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

Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Angola
Mr. Arcanjo Maria Do Nascimento

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 4 Minutes

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


23 in favour, 11 against, 13 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.2/Rev.1) has been adopted

     
     
 

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

 
     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.26

 

Cuba

 

The promotion and protection of cultural rights and respect for cultural diversity

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [English/Spanish] 9 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Konrad Scharinger

video [English] 4 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.26) has been adopted without a vote


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