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Human Rights Council
Thirteenth session

1 - 26 March 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
 

Friday, 26 March 2010
10:00 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

10:00 - 13:00 - 44th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 45 minutes
video [English] [Original language] 40 minutes

 
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.19

 

Denmark

 

Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment: The role and responsibility of judges, prosecutors and lawyers

 
 


Denmark
Mr. Lars Volck Madsen

video [English] 4 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Norway
Ms. Claire Hubert

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.19) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.21

 

Uruguay (on behalf of GRULAC) and Spain (on behalf of the European Union)

 

The Rights of the Child. The fight against sexual violence against children

 
 


Uruguay (on behalf of GRULAC)
Ms. Laura Dupuy

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Mark C. Storella

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.21) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

Item 5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 1 minute

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 5

 


Japan
Mr. Akio Isomata

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity-building

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.14

 

Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)

 

Renforcement de la cooperation technique et des services consultatifs en République de Guinée

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Guinea as concerned country
Mr. Arafan Kabine Kaba

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.14) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.23

 

Nigeria

 

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

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


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

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 Mattei

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Mr. Mark C. Storella

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.23) has been adopted without a vote

     
     

Council Break

     
     
 

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.7

 

Egypt (on behalf of Non-Aligned Movement)

 

Enhancement of International Cooperation in the field of Human Rights

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.7) has been adopted without a vote

     

General comments and explanations of vote after the vote Item 2

 


Ghana
Ms. Yvonne Mercy Amoah

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

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.12

 

Egypt, Bangladesh & Mexico

 

Protection of Journalists in situations of armed conflicts

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Hisham Badr

video [English] 4 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.12) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.15

 

Spain (on behalf of the European Union)

 

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

 
 


Spain (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Javier Garrigues

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Myanmar as concerned country
Mr. U Wunna Maung Lwin

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


China
Mr. Qian Bo

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Shinichi Kitajima

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Indonesia
Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Resfel Pino Alvarez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.15) has been adopted without a vote

 

General comments and explanations of vote after the vote Item 4

 


China
Mr. Ke Yousheng

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafizur Rahman

video [English] 1 minute

 


 

15:00 - 18:00 - 45th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 1 hour 9 minutes
video [English] [Original language] 21 minutes

 
     
 

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.20

 

Mexico

 

Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan Jose Gomez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodrigues

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Alex Akzhigitov

video [English] [Russian] 1 minute

 
 


China
Mr. Ke Yousheng

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
Mr. Zamir Akram

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.20) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Decision

 

A/HRC/13/L.25

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Nigeria and Philippines

 

Trafficking in persons, especially women and children

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevedo

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.25) has been adopted without a vote

     

General comments and explanations of vote after the vote Item 3

 


Norway
Ms. Beate Stiro

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/13/L.26

 

Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group) and Brazil

 

A world of sports free from racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevedo

video [English] 3 minutes

 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


South Africa
Mr. Luvuyo Ndimeni

video [English] 4 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/13/L.26) has been adopted without a vote

     

General comments and explanations of vote after the vote Item 3

 


Cameroon
Mr. Bertin Bidima

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Franck Isoh

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Elections of Members of Human Rights Council Advisory Committee A/HRC/13/67, A/HRC/13/67/Add.1

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
Elections of Members of HRC Advisory Committee
 
Nominated Experts
Nominating Member States
Votes Received
Term Elected (Years)
African States
       
Ms. Mona Zulficar and Mr. Alfred Ntunduguru Karokora
   
       
   
   
Asian States
 
 
Mr. Shigeki Sakamoto and Ms. Chinsung Chung
   
       
   
   
Eastern European States
 
 
Mr. Vladimir Kartashkin
   
       
   
   
Latin American and Carribean States
 
 
Mr. José Antonio Bengoa Cabello
   
       
 
Western European and other States
 
 
Mr. Wolfgang Stefan Heinz
 
   
       
  Members of Human Rights Council Advisory Committee accepted by consensus  
     
     
 

Appointment of Special Procedures Mandate Holders

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


List of Candidates for Special Procedure Mandates
:

 
  Appointment of Special Procedures Mandates Holders accepted by consensus  
 


India
Mr. Gopinathan Achamkulangare

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
     
 

General Comments on Resolutions Adopted during 13th Session of Human Rights Council

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazairy

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jurg Lauber

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
     
     

Council Break

     
     
 


H.E. Mr. Hisham Badr,
Vice-President of the Human Rights Council
Adoption of the report of the 13th session of the Human Rights Coucil A/HRC/13/L.10

video [English] x minutes

 
  Adoption of the report of the 13th session of the Human Rights Coucil accepted by consensus  
     
     

Final general remarks

 


Spain (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Javier Garrigues

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Joint Statement: Human Rights Watch; International Service for Human Rights, Amnesty International

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council
Closing statement and Closing of the session

video [English] [French / English] 4 minutes

 

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