Human Rights Council
Twelfth session

14 September - 2 October 2009

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Friday, 2 October 2009
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 31st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]

 
 


Uruguay
Mr. Pablo A. Tapie

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions

 
     
 

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

 
     

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


South Africa
Mr. Pitso Montwedi

video [English] 4 minute

 
 


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

video [English] [French] 5 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.14/Rev.1 has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.3/Rev.1

 

Mexico and Colombia

 

Elimination of discrimination against women

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho

video [English] [English / Spanish] 6 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Slovenia
Mr. Andrej Logar

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.3/Rev.1 has been adopted without a vote

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.4/Rev.1

 

Côte d'Ivoire

 

The adverse effects of the movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

 
 


Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. N’Vadro Bamba

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] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.4/Rev.1 has been adopted without a vote

     
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.22

 

Cuba

 

The effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 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] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


31 in favour,13 against, 2 abstentions (Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.22 has been adopted)

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.30/Rev.1

 

France

 

Draft guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.30/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 Dahlgren

video [English] 1 minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Philippines
Mr. Denis Y. Lepatan

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Yury Boichenko

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Myanmar as concerned country
Mr. Kyaw Myo Htut

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.32 has been adopted without a vote

 

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

 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 1 minute

 
 
 
 
 
 

Item 7: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
A/HRC/12/L.12, A/HRC/12/L.12/Corr.1

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.12

 

Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Tunisia (on behalf of the Araba Group), Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group), Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Alined Movement)

 

The human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference)
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.12 has been deferred to the 13th Session of Human Rights Council

 
 
 
 
 

Item 8. Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
A/HRC/12/L.13/Rev.1

 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.13/Rev.1

 

Russian Federation

 

Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind in conformity with international human rights law

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Valery Loshchinin

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Ms. Maysa Ureña Menacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Senegal
Mr. Abdoul Wahab Haidara

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Ignacio Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastian Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 1 minute

 
 


Republic of Korea
Mr. Ha Wie-young

video [English] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


26 in favour,15 against,6 abstentions (Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.13/Rev.1 has been adopted)

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 8

 


Nigeria
Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Álvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Ukraine
Mr. Oleksandr Moskvitin

video [English] 1 minute

 


 

15:00 - 18:00 - 32nd Plenary Meeting
video Part I  [English] [Original language] 57 minutes
video Part II [English] [Original language] 1 hour 31 minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions (Continued)

 
     
 

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.5

 

Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Alined Movement)

 

Human Rights and unilateral coercive measures

 
 


Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Alined Movement)
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English][French] 1 minute

 

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 14 against, 0 abstentions (Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.5 has been adopted)

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.6/Rev.1

 

Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Alined Movement)

 

The Right to Development

 
 


Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Alined Movement)
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English][French] 2 minutes

 

Result of the vote


33 in favour, 0 against, 14 abstentions (Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.6/Rev.1 has been adopted)

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.23

 

Brazil

 

Access to medicine in the context of the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo, Mr. João Ernesto Christófolo

video [English] 9 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan
Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.23 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

Item 10. Technical assistance and capacity-building
A/HRC/12/L.18, A/HRC/12/L.29

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.18

 

Japan

 

Advisory services and technical assistance for Cambodia

 
 


Japan
Mr. Shinichi Kitajima

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Cambodia as concerned country
Mr. Sun Suon

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.18 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.29

 

Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Assistance to Somalia in the Field of Human Rights

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Somalia as concerned country
Mr. Yusuf Mohamed ismail Bari-Bari

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.29 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.24

 

Brazil

 

The protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

 
 


Brazil
Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

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] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dersra Percaya

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.24 has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/12/L.25

 

Brazil

 

Follow-up to the 10th Human Rights Council Special Session (Resolution 10/1) on the impact of the global economic and financial crises on the universal realization and effective enjoyment of human rights

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


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

video [English][French] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Douglas M. Griffiths

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft Resolution A/HRC/12/L.25 has been adopted without a vote

 

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

 


Nigeria
Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English][French] 1 minute

 
     
 

Item 1 - Organizational and procedural matters (continued)

 
     
 

Appointment of special procedures mandate-holders

 
     
 

List of Candidates

  • Ms. Farida Shaheed, Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights
  • Mr. Mohamed Chande Othman, Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan
 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 

The List of Special Procedures Mandate-holders has been adopted by Concensus

     

General comments of the vote after the vote under all Items

 


Sudan

Ms. Rahma Salih Elobied

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Viet Nam
Mr. M. Tran Chi Thanh

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Australia
Ms. Angela Robinson

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
M. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Cambodia
Mr. Sun Suon

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada
Mr. Daniel Ulmer

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Introduction of the Draft report of the 12th session

 


Vice-President Human Rights Council & Rapporteur
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Draft report of the session is adopted

 
     
 

Concluding Remarks

 
 


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

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Tunisia (on behalf of Arab Group)
Mr. Ali Cherif

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Joint statement: Al-Haq, Law In The Service Of Man

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Nord-Sud XXI


video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Closing statement and Closing of the session

 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 6 minutes

 

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