Human Rights Council
Twelfth session

14 September - 2 October 2009

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Thursday, 1 October 2009
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

9:00 - 12:00 - 28th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours 9 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10. Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
Mr. Surya Prasad Subedi

A/HRC/12/40, A/HRC/12/40/Corr.1, A/HRC/12/G/5, A/HRC/12/G/6,
A/HRC/12/NGO/19, A/HRC/12/NGO/40

video [English] 12 minutes

 
 


Cambodia as concerned country

Mr. Sun Suon

video [English] 8 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Sweden
(on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Singapore
Mr. Syed Hassim Syed Noureddin

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada
Ms. Jennifer Marcotte

video [English] [English / French] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dicky Komar

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Malaysia
Ms. Siti Hajjar Adnin

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Ireland
Mr. Mícheál Tierney

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mr. Khonepheng Thammavong

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Myanmar
Mr. Kyaw Myo Htut

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Bob Last

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nepal
Mr. Dinesh Bhattarai

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Australia
Ms. Angela Robinson

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Courtney Musser

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Philippines
Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Human Rights Watch (HRW)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch (UN Watch)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Legal Resource Centre

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Concluding Remarks by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia
Mr. Surya Prasad Subedi

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     
 

Report of the Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Somalia
Mr. Shamsul Bari

A/HRC/12/44

video [English] 14 minutes

 
 


Somalia as concerned country

Ms. Fauzia Mohamed Shekh

video [English] 6 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


Tunisia (on behalf of Arab Group)
Mr. Abdelwahèb Jemal

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Sweden
(on behalf of the European Union)
Ms. Anna Uggla

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
(on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Italy
Ms. Laura Mirachian

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Yemen
Mr. Ibrahim Saied Mohamed Al-Adoofi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Djibouti
Mr. Mohamed Siad Doualeh

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Australia
Ms. Robyn Hodgkin

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Algeria
Ms. Selma Malika Hendel

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Mr.. Geir Sjoberg

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Mark C. Storella

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ethiopia
Mr. Allehone Mulugeta Abebe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Melanie Hopkins

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Muriel Berset

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Organization of the Islamic Conference
Mr. Babacar Ba

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Ahmed Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] [English / French] 2 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Human Rights Watch (HRW)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Youth and Student Movement for United Nations

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Concluding Remarks by the Independent Expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Somalia
Mr. Shamsul Bari

video [English] 20 minutes

 


 

12:00 - 15:00 - 29th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 44 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10. Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

Introduction of the reports under Item 10
Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/12/41, A/HRC/12/42, A/HRC/12/43

video [English] 8 minutes

 
     
 

General debate

 
 


Burundi
Mr. Pierre Barusasiyeko

video [English] [French] 6 minutes

 
 


Cambodia
Mr. Sun Suon

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Sweden
(on behalf of the European Union)
Ms. Anna Uggla

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr. João Ernesto Christófolo

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Xavier Baert

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Viet Nam
Mr. Vu dung

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Human Rights Watch (HRW)

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Association Of World Citizens

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Interfaith International

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l'homme

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint Statement: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 3 minutes

 


 

15:00 - 18:00 - 30th Plenary Meeting
video Part I  [English] [Original language] 1 hour 47 minutes
video Part II [English] [Original language] 36 minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions

 
     
 

Item 1 - Organizational and procedural matters
A/HRC/12/L.28

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.28

 

Russian Federation

 

Open-ended intergovernmental Working Group on the review of the Human Rights Council work and functioning

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Valery Loshchinin

video [English] [Russian] 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

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.28 has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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
A/HRC/12/L.8

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.8

 

Hungary

 

Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights

 
 


Hungary
Mr. Levente Székely

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Resolution A/HRC/12/L.8 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
A/HRC/12/L.2/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.3/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.4/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.5, A/HRC/12/L.6/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.7, A/HRC/12/L.9, A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.15, A/HRC/12/L.16, A/HRC/12/L.17, A/HRC/12/L.19, A/HRC/12/L.20, A/HRC/12/L.21, A/HRC/12/L.22, A/HRC/12/L.23, A/HRC/12/L.24/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.25, A/HRC/12/L.26/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.27, A/HRC/12/L.30/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.33

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.7

 

Hungary

 

Independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers

 
 


Hungary
Mr. Zoltán Bányász 

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.7 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.9

 

Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Slovenia, Philippines, Senegal & Switzerland

 

World Programme for Human Rights Education

 
 


Costa Rica
Ms. Alexandra Segura Hernández

video [English] [Spanish / English] 4 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.9 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.15

 

Egypt

 

Protection of the human rights of civilians in armed conflict

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.15 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.16

 

Mexico

 

Human rights of migrants: Migration and human rights of the child

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish / English] 5 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.16 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.17

 

Japan

 

Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

 
 


Japan
Mr. Akio Isomata

video [English] 6 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.17 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.19

 

Germany & Spain

 

Human rights and access to safe drinking water and sanitation

 
 


Germany
Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Spain
Mr. Pablo Gómez De Olea Bustinza

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Brazil
speaking on behalf of Brazil and Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.19 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.20

 

Cuba

 

Human rights and international solidarity

 
 


Cuba
Ms. Maria del Carmen Herrera Caseiro

video [English] [Spanish] 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

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 14 against, 0 abstentions A/HRC/12/L.20 has been adopted

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.21

 

Cuba

 

Human rights and international solidarity

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.21 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.26/Rev.1

 

Switzerland

 

Human rights and transitional justice

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.26/Rev.1 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.27

 

Argentina

 

Right to the truth

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.27 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.33

 

Guatemala & Mexico

 

Human rights of indigenous peoples

 
 


Guatemala

Ms.Stephanie Hochstetter Skinner-Klee

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.33 has been adopted without vote

 
 
     
 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
A/HRC/12/L.31, A/HRC/12/L.32

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.31

 

Colombia (on behalf of GRULAC)

 

Human rights of indigenous peoples

 
 


Colombia (on behalf of GRULAC)
Mr. Angelino Garzón

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Nicaragua
Mr. Carlos Robelo Raffone

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.31 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

Item 5. Human rights bodies and mechanisms
A/HRC/12/L.1, A/HRC/12/L.11

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.1

 

Azerbaijan

 

Missing persons

 
 


Azerbaijan
Mr. Elchin Amirbayov

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.1 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.11

 

Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, Slovenia, Philippines, Senegal & Switzerland

 

United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Hilale

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.11 has been adopted without a vote

     
 

Council break

 
 
 
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
A/HRC/12/L.2/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.3/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.4/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.5, A/HRC/12/L.6/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.7, A/HRC/12/L.9, A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.15, A/HRC/12/L.16, A/HRC/12/L.17, A/HRC/12/L.19, A/HRC/12/L.20, A/HRC/12/L.21, A/HRC/12/L.22, A/HRC/12/L.23, A/HRC/12/L.24/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.25, A/HRC/12/L.26/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.27, A/HRC/12/L.30/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.33

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.2/Rev.1

 

Belgium

 

Regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Hugo Brauwers

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.2/Rev.1 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 

Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
A/HRC/12/L.31, A/HRC/12/L.32

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.32

 

Sweden(on behalf of European Union)

 

Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Myanmar

 
 


Sweden(on behalf of European Union)
Mr. Hans Dalhgren

video [English] 1 minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Nigeria
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Vote suspended for tomorrow


France
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 1 minute


France
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 
 

Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
A/HRC/12/L.2/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.3/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.4/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.5, A/HRC/12/L.6/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.7, A/HRC/12/L.9, A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.15, A/HRC/12/L.16, A/HRC/12/L.17, A/HRC/12/L.19, A/HRC/12/L.20, A/HRC/12/L.21, A/HRC/12/L.22, A/HRC/12/L.23, A/HRC/12/L.24/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.25, A/HRC/12/L.26/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.27, A/HRC/12/L.30/Rev.1, A/HRC/12/L.33

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1

 

Egypt & United States of America

 

Freedom of opinion and expression

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


South Africa
Mr. Luvuyo Ndimeni

video [English] 1 minute

 

Vote suspended for tomorrow



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