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Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session

13 September - 1 October 2010

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast

   
 

Wednesday, 29th September 2010
09:00 - 12:00 | 12:00 - 15:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

09:00 - 12:00 - Opening of the session - 28th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original Language]  Part I 2 hours 11 minutes
video [English] [Original Language]  Part II - 55 minutes

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 5 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity–building (Continued)

 
     
 

Stand-alone Interactive dialogue on: Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

A/HRC/DEC/14/119

 
 


Opening remarks by Ms. Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights

video [English] 12 minutes

 
 

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Abdirahman Haji Aden Ibbi, Deputy Prime Minister, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia
    video [English] 9 minutes  

  • Mr. Shamsul Bari, Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia
    video [English] 9 minutes  

  • Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia
    video [English] 12 minutes  

  • Mr. Mark Bowden, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and Designated Official for Somalia
    video [English] 7 minutes  

  • H.E. Mr. Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and HEAD of AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia)
    video [English] [French] 7 minutes  

  • Mr. George Okoth-Obbo, Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Bureau for Africa
    video [English] 8 minutes  

  • Mr. Charles Vincent, Director, World Food Programme, Geneva
    video [English] 8 minutes  

  • Mr. Abdullahi M. Shirwa, Chairman, Somali Peace Line
    video [English] 3 minutes  

  • Mr. Omar Farukh Osman, National Union of Somali Journalists
    video [English] 4 minutes  

 
     
 

Interactive dialogue

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


European Union
Ms. Radka Patalova

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Ethiopia
Mr. Abebe Allehone.M

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Italy
Ms. Laura Mirachian

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic (on behalf of the Arab Group)
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes  

 
 


Spain
Mr. Javier Garrigues

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Ahmed Ihab Gamaleldin

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Kenya
Mr. Anthony Andanje

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Ghana
Ms. Mercy Yonne Amoah

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Australia
 Ms. Peter Woolcott

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies


video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers (continued)

 
 


Yemen
Mr. Ibrahim Al-Adofi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


United Arab Emirates
Ms. Sheikha Salman Al Zaabi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Mexico
Ms. Mariana Olivera West

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes  

 
 


Djibouti
Mr. Mohamed Siad Doualeh

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


UNICEF
Nicolette Moodie

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
 


Israel
Mr. Aharon Leshno Yaar

video [English] 1 minute 

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     
 

Closing Comments and Answers

 
     
 

Panelists:

  • H.E. Mr. Abdirahman Haji Aden Ibbi, Deputy Prime Minister, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia
    video [English] 8 minutes  

  • Mr. Shamsul Bari, Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia
    video [English] 1 minute  

  • Mr. Augustine P. Mahiga, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia
    video [English] 2 minutes  

  • Mr. Mark Bowden, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative and Designated Official for Somalia
    video [English] 2 minutes  

  • H.E. Mr. Boubacar Gaoussou Diarra, Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia and HEAD of AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia)
    video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

  • Mr. George Okoth-Obbo, Director of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Bureau for Africa
    video [English] 2 minutes  

  • Mr. Charles Vincent, Director, World Food Programme, Geneva
    video [English] 2 minutes  

  • Mr. Abdullahi M. Shirwa, Chairman, Somali Peace Line
    video [English] 1 minute  

  • Mr. Omar Farukh Osman, National Union of Somali Journalists
    video [English] 1 minute  

 
     
     

 

12:00 - 15:00 - 29th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language]  Part I - 1 hour 49 minutes
video [English] [Original language] Part II - 40 minutes

 
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity–building (Continued)

 
     
 

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

A/HRC/15/48

video [English] 5 minutes  

 
     
 

Interactive Dialogue

 
     
 

Concerned countries

 
 


Somalia

Mr. Yusuf Mohamd

video [English] 9 minutes  

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Nigeria (on behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Frank Isoh

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Uganda
Mr. Justinian Muhwzi Katra Ismail

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


Djibouti
Mr. Mohamd Siad Doualh

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


European Union
Ms. Radka Patalova

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Ethiopia
Mr. Abb Allhon.M

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Yemen
Mr. Fadhl AL-Maghafi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Egypt
Ms.Hba Mostafa Rizk

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Bangladesh
Mr. Mohammd Nor-Alam

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Philip Tissot

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Bahrain
Ms. Budoor Abdulaziz Ahmd

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Italy
Mr. Paolo Cuculi

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Syrian Arab Republic (on behalf of the Arab Group)
Mr. Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Kuwait
Mr. Almashan Zyad

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes  

 
 


Australia
Ms. Fatima Malik

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Idriss Jazaïry

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


China
Mr. Yang Chuanhui

video [English] [Chinese] 3 minutes  

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Mr. Abdulwahab Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 3 minutes  

 
 


Canada
Mr. Jffy Haton

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Norway
Mr. Gir Sjøbrg

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Cartton . Forbs

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Sudan
Mr. Hamza Omr Hassan Ahmd

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute  

 
 


Sweden
Ms. Carina Martnsson

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Michal Mir

video [English] [French] 4 minutes  

 
 


United Republic of Tanzania
Mr. Dusddit B. Kaganda

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


International Educational Development, Inc.

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Freedom House

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
 

Closing Comments and Answers

 
     
 

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

video [English] 13 minutes  

 
     
     
 

Item 10: Technical assistance and capacity–building (Continued)

 
     
 

Reports of the Secretary-General and High Commissioner under agenda Item 10, presented by the Director of the Human Rights Council and Special procedures Division of the OHCHR
Mr. Bacre Ndiaye

A/HRC/15/39

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
     
 

General Debate

 
     
 

Concerned countries

 
 


Cambodia

Mr. Sun Suon

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
     
 

Council members, Observer States and other observers

 
 


Belgium (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Xavier Baert

video [English] [French] 3 minutes  

 
 


Chile
Mr. Hassan Zeran

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes  

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Michael Meier

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Mekenzie Millar

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Thailand
Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Brazil
Mr. João Ernesto Christófolo

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


OIF
Mr. Libère Bararunyeretse

video [English] [French] 4 minutes  

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Rencontre Africaine Pour la Défense des Droits de l'Homme (RADDHO)

video [English] [French] 2 minutes  

 
 


Human Rights Watch

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     
     

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 30th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [French Spanish]  1 hour 24 minutes

 
     
  Decisions and Conclusions  
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 1

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.33

 

Pakistan (on behalf of OIC)

 

Follow-up resolution to the report of the Independent Fact Finding Mission

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of OIC)
Mr. Aftab Khokher

video [English] 4 minutes  

 
 


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 5 minutes  

 
 


Turkey as concerned country
Mr. Oğuz Demiralp

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     

Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
 


Belgium (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     

Result of the vote


30 in favour, 1 against, 15 abstentions

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.33) has been adopted

 

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 1

 


Norway
Mr. Vejjorn Heines

video [English] 1 minute  

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Michael Meier

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute  

 
     
     
     
 

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

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.9

 

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

 

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 1 minute  

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.9) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.16

 

Hungary

 

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

 
 


Hungary
Mr. Levente Szekely

video [English] 7 minutes  

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.16) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.19

 

Portugal

 

The right to education: follow-up to Human Rights Council Resolution 8/4

 
 


Portugal
Mr. Francisco M. Xavier Esteves

video [English] 3 minutes  

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.19) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.29

 

Argentina

 

Forensic genetics and human rights

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes  

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.29) has been adopted without a vote

 
 
 
 

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

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 7

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/15/L.34

 

Pakistan (on behalf of OIC), Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic (on behalf of Arab Group)

 

Follow-up to the report of the Committee of Independent Experts in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law pursuant to HRC resolution 13/9

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of OIC and the Arab Group)
Mr. Aftab Ahmad Khokher

video [English] 6 minutes  

 
 


Palestine as concerned country
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 7 minutes  

 
     

General Comments and Explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mrs. Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


Belgium (on behalf of the EU)
Mr. Alex Van Meeuwen

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
 


United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Kate Jones

video [English] 2 minutes  

 
     

Result of the vote


27 in favour, 1 against, 19 abstention

Draft resolution (A/HRC/15/L.34) has been adopted

     
     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 7

 


Switzerland
Mr. Michael Meier

video [English] [French] 1 minute  

 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish]1 minute 

 
 


Zambia
Mr. Darlington Mwape

video [English]1 minute 

 
     
     
 

Nomination of Special Procedures Mandate Holders

 
 


List of Candidates for Special Procedure Mandates
:

  • Mr. Chaloka Beyani (Zambia); As Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons

  • Mr. Juan Ernesto Mendez (Argentina); As the Special Rapporteur on torture, and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

  • H.E. Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre, Permanent Representative of Uruguay, As the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum 2010 to be held from 4 to 6 October 2010

  • Mrs. Gita Sen, As the Chairperson for the third session of the Forum on Minority Issues to be held on 14 and 15 December 2010

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 4 minutes

 
  Appointment of Special Procedures Mandate Holders accepted by consensus  
 
 


Uruguay
Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute 

 
 


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