Human Rights Council
Tenth session

2 - 27 March 2009

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Friday, 27 March 2009
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 44th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 1 Hour 50 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

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 (continued)

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.32

 

Denmark

 

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: The role and responsibility of medical and other health personnel

 
 


Denmark
Mr. Arnold Skubsted

video [English] 5 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Point of Order

 


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

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


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

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


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

video [English] [English/French] 1 Minute

 
 


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

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


27 in favour, 10 against, 10 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.32) has been partially adopted

     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Canada
Mr. Terry Cormier

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Natalie Kohli

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Luis Alfonso De Alba

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Netherlands
Ms. Hedda Samson

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 0 against, 13 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.32 as Revised) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.34

 

Czech Republic

 

Discrimination based on religion or belief and its impact on the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights

 
 


Czech Republic
Ms. Petra Ali Dolakova

video [English] 5 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

Mr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


South Africa
Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Mr. Johan Ariff Abdul Razak

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Vladimir Zheglov

video [English] [Russian] 1 Minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


22 in favour, 1 against, 24 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.34 as Revised) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.36

 

Argentina

 

Forensic genetics and human rights

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Rodolfo Ojea Qvintana

video [English] [Spanish] 7 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.36) has been adopted without a vote

     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote (under the Item 3)

 


Uruguay
Mr. Alejandro Artucio Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Jeffrey Heaton

video [English] 3 Minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Alexandra Ruppen

video [English] [French] 2 Minutes

 
 


Mexico
Mr.Salvador Tinjero Esquivel

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.28

 

Czech Republic

 

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

 
 


Czech Republic
Ms. Petra Ali Dolakova

video [English] 9 Minutes

 

General comments of the vote before the vote

 


Indonesia
Mr. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Philippines
Ms. Mme Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Shinichi Kitajima

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Mrs. Wiwick Setyawati Firmar

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Concerned country

 


Myanmar
Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


India
Mr. A. Gopinathan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 2 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.28) has been adopted without a vote

     

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

 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. I.E. Nwosu

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


India
Mr. A. Gopinathan

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
     
 

Council Break

 
     
     
 

15:00 - 18:00 - 45th Plenary Meeting
video Part I [English][Original language] 1 Hour 22 Minutes

video Part II [English][Original language] 1 Hour 6 Minutes

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 

Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.16

 

Morocco, Switzerland, Costa Rica and Italy

 

United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Hilale

video [English] [French] 3 Minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.16) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.22

 

Cuba

 

The Social Forum

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.22) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.33/Rev.1

 

Czech Republic

 

Publication of reports completed by the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

 
 


Czech Republic
Ms. Petra Ali Dolakova

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


India
Mr. A. Gopinathan

video [English] 4 Minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Malaysia
Mrs. Wiwick Setyawati Firmar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Vladimir Zheglov

video [English] [Russian] 1 Minute

 
 


Indonesia
M. Dian Triansyam Djani

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Philippines
Mr. Jesus Enrique G. garcia

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios

video [English] [Spanish] 2 Minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Ke Yousheng

video [English] [Chinese] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


29 in favour, 3 against, 15 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.33/Rev.1) has been adopted

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 Minute

 
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.8/Rev.1

 

South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Elaboration of complementary standards to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

 
 


South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)

Mrs. Glaudine J. Mtshali

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] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


34 in favour, 13 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.8/Rev.1) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

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TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.9/Rev.1

 

South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)

 

From rhetoric to reality: a global call for concrete action against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 
 


South Africa (on behalf of the African Group)

Mrs. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 6 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

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 
 


South Africa
Mrs. Glaudine J. Mtshali

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.9/Rev.1) has been adopted without a vote

     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote (under Item 9)

 


Japan
Mr. Shinichi Kitajima

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
     
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.12

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

 
 


Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

Mr. Hesham Badr

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 3 Minutes

 

Concerned country

 


Somalia
Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail

video [English] 6 Minutes

 
 


Secretariat of the Human Rights Council
Mr. Kyle Ward

video [English] 1 Minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.12) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

Council Break

 
     
 

Point of Order

 
 


Egypt


video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Germany (on behalf of the European Union)


video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Egypt


video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Ruling procedure has been adopted by Council vote

     
 

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Resolution

 

A/HRC/10/L.3

 

Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and strengthening of the technical cooperation and consultative services

 
 


Egypt (on behalf of the African Group)

Mr. Amr Roshdy Hassan

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

General comments of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 5 Minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 3 Minutes

 

Concerned country

 


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 6 Minutes

 

Result of the vote


18 in favour, 21 against, 8 abstentions

Amendement to Draft resolution A/HRC/10/L.3 has been rejected

     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 0 against, 14 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/10/L.3) has been adopted

     
 

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

 


Italy
Mr. Roberto Vellano

video [English] 2 Minutes

 

Introduction of the Draft report of the 10th session

 


Vice-President Human Rights Council & Rapporteur
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 

Draft report of the session is adopted

 
     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote by the Observers
(under all Agenda Items)

 


Singapore
Mr. Syed Nourddin

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Sri Lanka
Mr. Ulm Jauhar

video [English] 2 Minutes

 
 


Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Porquet Kablan

video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 
 


Spain
Mr. Pere Marzabal Martinez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 Minute

 
 


Turkey
Mr. Fatih Ulusoy

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 1 Minute

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 1 Minute

 

Closing statement and Closing of the session

 


Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 10 Minutes

 

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