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Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session

1 - 26 March 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
 

Wednesday, 24 March 2010
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 16:00 - 18:00

 
 

9:00 - 12:00 - 39th Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] Part I - 1 hours 35 minutes
video
[English][Original language] Part II - 1 hour 20 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

Report of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia
Mr. Shamsul Bari

A/HRC/13/65

video [English] 17 minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


European Union
Mr. Joelle Hivonnet

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Mark C. Storella

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Sudan (On behalf of the Arab Group)

Mr. Hamza Omer Hassan Ahmed

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Italy
Ms. Laura Mirachian

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
(on behalf of African Group)
Mr. Mohammed Haidara

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Maria Todd

video [English] [Audio version] 2 minutes

 
 


Djibouti
Mr.Mohamed Siad Doualeh

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United Arab Emirates
Mr. Saeed Al-Habsi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Australia
Ms. Helen Hersington

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Canada
Ms. Jennifer Marcotte

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Kuwait
Mr. Abdelmohsen Al-Refai

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Mr. Geir Bjoberg

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xiang Xin

video [English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Xavier Baert

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Yemen
Mr. Ibrahim Saeid Mohammed Al-Adoofi

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazairy

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Ethiopia
Mr. Allehone Mulugeta Abebe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


International Federation of Journalists

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 11 minutes

 
     
 


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


video [English] x minutes

 
     
 

Council break

 
     
 

Second joint report of seven United Nations experts on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Walter Kälin

A/HRC/13/63

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo as concerned country
Mr. Sebastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 8 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
 


European Union
Ms. Nicole Reckinger

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Australia
Ms. Helen Hersington

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
(on behalf of African Group)
Mr. Franck Isoh

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazairy

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr.Otavio Drumont Cancado Trindade

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Sweden
Mr. Hans Dahlgren

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Muriel Berset

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Norway
Mr. Sven Michelsen

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


China
Ms. Hou Janping

video [English] [Chinese] 3 minutes

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Maria Todd

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Kristen Mcgeeney

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Belgium
Mr. Xavier Baert

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Yuji Yamamoto

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Femmes Afrique Solidarité

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Action internationale pour la paix et le développement dans la région des Grands Lacs

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Federation for Human Rights Leagues

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Franciscans International

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Concluding remarks by Mr. Walter Kälin, on behalf of the seven thematic mandate holders of the Second joint report of seven United Nations experts on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


video [English] 4 minutes

 
     


 

12:00 - 15:00 - 40th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours 43 minutes

 

 

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 (continued)
A/HRC/13/24, A/HRC/13/26/Add.1, A/HRC/13/26/Add.2, A/HRC/13/28, A/HRC/13/62, A/HRC/13/64, A/HRC/13/72, A/HRC/13/73, A/HRC/13/G/8, A/HRC/13/G/11

 
 


Introduction of the reports by Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 32 minutes

 
 


Afghanistan as concerned country
Mr. Nanguyalai Tarzi

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Bolivia as concerned country
Ms. Maysa Urena Menacho

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


Colombia as concerned country
Ms. Adriana Mejia Hernanadez

video [English] [Spanish] 7 minutes

 
 


Cyprus as concerned country
Mr. Andreas Hadjichrysanthou

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Democratic Republic of the Congo as concerned country
Mr. Sebastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English] [French] 6 minutes

 
 


Guatemala as concerned country
Mr.Carlos Ramiro Martinez Alvarado

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes

 
 


Nepal as concerned country
Mr. Dinesh Bhattarai

video [English] 7 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building (continued)

 
     
 

General debate on Item 10 and HC reports

 
 


Spain (on behalf of the European Union)
Ms. Loretta Carrillo Modderman

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Mr.Otavio Drumont Cancado Trindade

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Italy
Mr. Pasquale D'Avino

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ghana
Ms. Mercy Yvonne Amoah

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


India
Ms. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Ms. Jasmine Moussa

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Canada
Ms. Alison Leclaire Christie

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Kuwait
Mr. Ahmad Al-Buaijan

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Ms. Sim Mellouh

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Greece
Mr. George J. Kaklikis

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Ms. Asligul Ugdul

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


New Zealand
Ms. Lucy Richardson

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Ms. Muriel Berset

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Joint statement : Centre Europe - Tiers Monde - Europe-Third World Centre; International Educational Development, Inc.; Mouvement Contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP); Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; France Libertes : Fondation Danielle Mitterrand

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Columbian Commission of Jurists

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Cairo Institute for human Rights Studies

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Comité International pour le Respect et l'Application de la Charte Africaine des Droits de l'Homme et des Peuples

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Action internationale pour la paix et le développement dans la région des Grands Lacs

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: Association for World Education; World Union for Progressive Judaism

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Commission to Study the Organization of Peace

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


European Union of Public Relations

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


International Club for Peace Research

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


International Institute for Peace

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Centre for Human Rights and Peace Advocacy

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Rights of reply

 
 


Nepal

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanism (Continued)

 
     
 

Complaint Procedure [closed meeting]

 
     
 
 
 

16:00 - 18:00 - 41st Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 1 hour 58 minutes

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Elections of Members of Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions

 
 


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

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mr. Simeon Kyossev
Chief of UNOG Meetings Coordination and Servicing Section

video [English] [French] 11 minutes

 
 


Cuba

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     
 

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

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.18

 

Cuba

 

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

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Alvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


31 in favour, 12 against, 3 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.18) has been adopted

     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.4

 

Russian Federation and Belarus

 

Human Rights and arbitrary deprivation of nationality

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Alex Akzhigitov

video [English] [English / Russian] 4 minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.4) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.5

 

Slovakia, Chile, Egypt, Finland, France, Kenya, Maldives, Slovenia, Thailand and Uruguay

 

Open-Ended Working Group on an Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child to provide a communications procedure

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.5) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.17

 

Cuba

 

The Right to Food

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Alvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
     

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Chile
Mr. Carlos Portales

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Hector Raul Pelaez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Erik Woodhouse

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.17) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.2

 

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

 

Human Rights Situation in the Occupied Syrian Golan

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Syrian Arab Republic
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


31 in favour, 1 against, 15 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.2) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.27

 

Sudan (on behalf of the Arab Group), Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Group) and Palestine

 

Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


45 in favour, 1 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.27) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.28

 

Palestine, Sudan (on behalf of the Arab Group), and Pakistan (OIC)

 

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

 
 


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

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic as concerned country
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


46 in favour, 1 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.28) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.29

 

Palestine, Sudan (on behalf of the Arab Group) and Pakistan (OIC)

 

The Grave human rights violations by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 5 minutes

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


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

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Hector Raul Pelaez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     

Result of the vote


31 in favour, 9 against, 7 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.29) has been adopted

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.30

 

Sudan (on behalf of the Arab Group), Pakistan (OIC) and Palestine

 

Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

 
 


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

video [English] 6 minutes

 

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