Human Rights Council
Fourteenth session
& Organizational Session of the Human Rights Council for its 5th Cycle
31 May - 18 June & 21 June 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

 

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Wednesday, 2nd June 2010
9:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

09:00 - 12:00 - 6th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 1 hour 12 minutes - Urgent Debate
video [English] [Original language] 1 hour 24 minutes - Item 3 (Continued)

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
  Urgent debate on the raid on the Flotilla by Israeli Defense Forces (Continued)  
 


Syrian Arab Republic

Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Iraq

Mr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim

video [English] [Arabic] 4 minutes

 
 


Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Mr. Yong Chanthalangsy

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Mr. Ibrahim A.E. Aldredi

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Viet Nam

Mr. Vu Anh Quang

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Belarus

Mr. Andrei Savinykh

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Austria

Mr. Christian Strohal

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Iceland

Mr. Kristinn F. Árnason

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ecuador

Mr. Mauricio Montalvo

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


League of Arab States

Mr. Saad Alfarargi

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes

 
 


Maldives

Ms. Iruthisham Adam

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Afghanistan

Mr. Obaid Khan Noori

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Peru

Mr. Carlos Sibille Rivera

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


El Salvador

Ms.Carmen Elena Castillo-Gallandat

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Canada

Mr. Marius Grinius

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Somalia

Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Panama

Ms. Griselle Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Palestinian National Institution for Human Rights


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: North-South XXI,
Union of Arab Jurists, International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Arab Lawyers Union

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: International Federation for Human Rights Leagues
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
, Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United Nations Watch


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Watch


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Movement “Tupaj Amaru”


video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


World Muslim Congress


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Commission of the Churches on International Affairs


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amitié entre les Peuples
, Europe-Third World Centre, American Association of Jurists, France Libertes : Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, World Federation of Trade Unions, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Meeting Suspension

 
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary- General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

A/HRC/14/27

 
     
 

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

A/HRC/14/21, A/HRC/14/21/Add.1

 
 
 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education

A/HRC/14/25, A/HRC/14/25/Corr.1, A/HRC/14/25/Add.1, A/HRC/14/25/Add.2, A/HRC14/25/Add.3, A/HRC/14/25/Add.4

 
     
 

Interactive Dialogue (Continued)

 
 


Holy See

Mr. Silvano Tomasi

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Canada

Mr. Jeffrey Heaton

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


South Africa

Mr. Anthony Sedwyn

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Bangladesh

Mr. Md. Abdul Hannan

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Sudan
Ms. Zehor Hassan Sid Ahmed Mohammed

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Costa Rica

Mr. Manuel B. Dengo

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Côte D'Ivoire

Mr. Guy-Alain Emmanuel Gauze

video [English] [French] 4 minutes

 
 


Netherlands

Ms Irene P.H. Knoben

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Mr. João Ernesto Christófolo

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Zambia

Mr. Christopher Sitwala

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Mr. Héctor Raúl Peláez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 
 
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs (ICC)


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


National Commission of Mexico


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: Centre Europe - Tiers Monde
Movement Against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples International Association of Democratic Lawyers France Libertes : Fondation Danielle Mitterrand

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International


video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Indian Movement Tupaj Amaru


video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Human Rights Advocates, Inc.


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


American Association of Jurists


video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


International Commission of Jurists

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


International Federation of Human Rights Leagues


video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Closing Comments and Answers

 
     
 

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary- General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises
Mr. John Ruggie

video[English] 6 minutes

 
     
 

Report of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights
Mr. Cephas Lumina

video[English] 6 minutes

 
 
 
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education
Mr. Vernor Muñoz Villalobos

video[English] [Spanish] 6 minutes

 
     
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

 

12:00 - 15:00 - 7th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] - 1 hour 45 minutes
video [English] [Original language] - 36 minutes - Consideration of Draft Resolution

 
     
 

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

 
     
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of the judges and lawyers
Mrs. Gabriela Carina Knaul de Albuquerquee Silva

A/HRC/14/26, A/HRC/14/26/Add.1, A/HRC/14/26/Add.2

video[English] [English / Spanish] 18 minutes

 
     
 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights & fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism
Mr. Martin Scheinin

A/HRC/14/46, A/HRC/14/46/Add.1

video[English] 10 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
     
 

Concerned Countries

 
 


Colombia

Ms. Adriana Mejia Hernandez

video [English] [Spanish] 6 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference)

Mr. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Norway

Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Roman Kashaev

video [English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


Denmark

Mr. Arnold de Fine Skibsted

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


European Union

Ms. Nicole Reckinger

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Ireland

Ms. Roisin Fegan

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Mr. Felix Schwendimann

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Mexico

Mr. Arturo Hernández Basave

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Dicky Komar

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Ms. Maysa Ureña Menacho

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Belgium

Mr. Nicolas Fierens Gevaert

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Costa Rica

Mr. Mario Vega Hernandez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Ljubica Peric

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


China

Ms. Liu Kenfei

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

Interactive Dialogue Suspended

 
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

Joint Study on global practices in relation to secret detention in the context of countering terrorism A/HRC/13/42

 
     
 
  • Special Rapporteur on the promotion and Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Martin Scheinin
    video [English] 5 minutes

  • Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak
    video [English] 7 minutes

  • Working Group on arbitrary detention represented by its vice-chair, Ms. Shaheen Sardar Ali
    video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
     
 

Meeting Suspension

 
     
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
  Consideration of Draft Resolution A/HRC/14/L.1  
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/14/L.1

 

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

 

The Grave Attacks by Israeli Forces Against the Humanitarian Boat Convoy

 
 


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

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Countries

 
 


Israel

Mr. Aharon Leshno-Yaar

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 


Palestine

Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 6 minutes

 
     

Programme and Budgetary Implications (PBI)

 


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

video [English] 1 minute

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America

Ms. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


France

Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Peter Gooderham

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Netherlands

Mr. Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaam

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 3 against, 9 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/14/L.1) has been adopted

     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote after the vote

 


Norway

Ms.  Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nicaragua

Mr. Carlos Robelo Raffone

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 8th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] - 1 hour 47 minutes - Part I
video [English] [Original language] - 1 hour 22 minutes - Part II

 
     
 

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

 
     
 

Panel discussion on Trafficking in Persons, especially women, and children and the victims
Giving Voice to the Victims and Survivors of Trafficking

 
 


Mr. Hisham Badr
Vice President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Opening remarks by Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights.

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


Introduction to the panel by Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons
Ms Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

video [English] 8 minutes

 
     
 

Video message from Ms. Emma Thompson, produced by UN.GIFT (Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking) video [English]

 
     
 


Moderator:

  • H.E. Ambassador Mr. Hisham Badr, Vice President of the Human Rights Council.

Panelists:

  • Ms. Kikka Cerpa
    video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
 

Interactive discussion

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Germany

Mr. Reinhard Schweppe

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Brazil

Mr. Alexandre Guido Lopes Parola

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Spain (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Javier Garrigues
video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

Panelist: Video testimony of Mr. Andrey Pura
video [English - Audio] [Video - Russian] 8 minutes

 
 


Philippines
, Mr. Evan P. Garcia
Nigeria - Point of order
Mr. Hisham Badr, Vice President of the Human Rights Council
Philippines

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Mexico

Mr. Arturo Hernández Basave

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Pakistan
(on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Conference)
Mr. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Burkina Faso

Ms. Clarisse Merindol Ouoba

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Colombia (on behalf of GRULAC)

Mr. Álvaro Enrique Ayala Meléndez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Congo

Mr.

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Slovakia

Ms. Ivana Kasárová

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Thailand

Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Tunisia

Mr. Ali Chérif

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


France

Mr. Max-Olivier Gonnet

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation

Mr. Dmitry Stegniy

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Indonesia

Mr. Rezlan Ishar Jene

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Joint statement: Global alliance against traffic in women;
Franciscans International, Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


International Federation Terre Des Hommes


video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 


Comments and answers by
Panelists:

  • Ms. Charlotte Awino
    video [English] 1 minutes

  • Ms. Jana Kohut
    video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers (Continued)

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)

Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Belarus

Mr. Andrei Taranda

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Australia

Ms. Robyn Hodgkin

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nepal

Mr. Hari Odari

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Argentina

Ms. Silvia Cao

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Paraguay

Mr. Frederico Gonzalez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America

Ms. Melanie Khanna

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Switzerland

Ms. Natalie Kohli

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Morocco

Mr. Omar Rabi

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


China

Ms. Hu Miao

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
 


Turkey

Mr. Fatih Ulusoy

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Uruguay

Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Azerbaijan

Mr. Habib Mikayilli

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Lithuania

Mr. Jonas Rudalevičius

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (Continued)

 
 


Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines


video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers (Continued)

 
 


Egypt

Ms. Shaymaa Badawi

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Panama

Ms. Griselle Rodriguez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Algeria

Mr. Ahmed Saadi

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Peru

Mr. Inti Zevallos

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Republic of Korea

Ms. Chun Hye-ran

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Slovenia

Ms. Anja Marija Ciraj

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 


Closing comments and answers by
Panelists:

 
 


Mr. Hisham Badr
Vice President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minutes

 
     

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