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Human Rights Council
Seventeenth Session

30 May - 17 June 2011

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
Live Webcast

   
Untitled Document
 


Friday, 17 June 2011

09:00 - 12:00 | 15:00 - 18:00

 
 

09:00 - 12:00 - 31st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original Language] 3 Hours 18 Minutes

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Decisions and conclusions

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 1

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.1

 

OIC (Pakistan) and Arab Group (Palestine)

 

Follow up to the report of the independent international fact-finding mission on the humanitarian flotilla

 
 


Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC)
Ms. Mariam Aftab

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 

Concerned Country

 
 


Palestine (on Behalf of the Arab Group)
Mr. Ibrahim Khraishi

video [English] [Arabic] 2 minutes

 
 


Turkey
Mr. Oğuz Demiralp

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


36 in favour, 1 against, 8 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/17/L.1) has been Adopted as orally revised

     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 3

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.6

 

Canada

 

Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women

 
 


Canada
Ms. Manon Boisclair

video [English] [French] 5 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Russian Federation
Ms. Natalia Zolotova

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.6) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.12

 

Mexico

 

The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.12) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.15

 

France

 

Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (renewal of the mandate)

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptise Mattei

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.15) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.16

 

Brazil, India, Egypt, South Africa

 

The Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 3minutes

 
 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.16) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.22

 

Cuba

 

Promotion of the enjoyment of the cultural rights of everyone and respect for cultural diversity

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Quintanilla

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.22) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.23

 

Cuba

 

Promotion of the right of peoples to peace

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Juan Antonio Quintanilla

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Salvador Tinajero Esquivel

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 14 against, 0 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/17/L.23) as orally revised has been adopted

     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 4

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.3

 

Jordan, Maldives, Qatar, UK

 

Human rights situation in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

 
 


Jordan
Mr. Mutaz Faleh Hyassat

video [English] 6 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


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

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Brazil (on behalf of BRIC)
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Héctor Raúl Peláez

video [English] [Spanish] 1 minute

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Ecuador
Mr. Mauricio Montalvo

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.3) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 5

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.8

 

Austria, Chile, Germany, Kenya, Maldives, Slovenia, Slovakia, Thailand, Uruguay

 

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

 
 


Slovakia
Mr. Fedor Rosocha

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Russian Federation
Ms. Natalia Zolotova

video [English] [Russian] 5 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xia Jingge

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.8) has been adopted without a vote

     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 8

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.9/Rev.1

 

South Africa (Proxy: Brazil)

 

Human Rights, sexual orientation and gender identity

 
 


South Africa
Mr. Jerry Matthews Matjila

video [English] 8 minutes

 
 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Pakistan (on Behalf of the OIC)
Mr. Shafqat Ali Khan

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Saudi Arabia
Ms. Abdulwahab Abdulsalam Attar

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Bahrain
Ms. Muna Abbas Radhi

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Bangladesh
Ms. Nahida Sobhan

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Qatar
Mr. Khalid Fahad Al-Hajri

video [English] [Arabic] 1 minute

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 4 minutes

 
 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


23 in favour, 19 against, 3 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/17/L.9/Rev.1) has been adopted

     
     

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

 


Argentina
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Mauritius
Ms. Sandrine Koa Wing

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Jordan
Mr. Mutaz Faleh Hyassat

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Mauritania
Mr. Cheikh Ahmed Ould Zahaf

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 10

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.5

 

Kyrgyzstan, USA

 

Technical assistance and cooperation on human rights for Kyrgyzstan

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 1 minutes

 
 


Kyrgyzstan
Ms. Gulnara Iskakova

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
United States of America
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.5) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.27

 

Nigeria (on behalf of African Group)

 

Assistance to Côte d'Ivoire in the field of human rights

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Maldives
Ms. Iruthisham Adam

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


France
Mr. Jean-Baptise Mattei

video [English] [French] 2 minutes

 
 


Côte d'Ivoire
Mr. Kouadio Adjoumani

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
     

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.27) has been adopted without a vote

     

 

15:00 - 18:00 - 36th Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 31 Minutes
video [English] [Original language] 2 Hours 20 Minutes

 
     
 

Item 1: Organizational and procedural matters (Continued)

 
     
 

Decisions and conclusions

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 1

 
     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.7/Rev.1

 

Mexico, Nigeria, Switzerland, Thailand, Ukraine

 

Establishment of the Office of the President of the Human Rights Council

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Mr. Mark J. Cassayre

video [English] 1 minute

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.7/Rev.1) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.29

 

President (Decision)

 

Follow up to the Human Rights Council Resolution 16/21 with regard to the Universal Periodic Review

 
 


Morocco
Mr. Omar Hilale

video [English] [French] 8 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish / English] 2 minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
 

Meeting Suspended

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Maldives, Ms. Iruthisham Adam
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.29) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     

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

 


Japan
Mr. Kenichi Suganuma

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 1

 
     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.4/Rev.1

 

Switzerland

 

Panel on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.4/Rev.1) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.13

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

Migrants and asylum seekers fleeing from events in North Africa

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Brazil
Ms. Maria Nazareth Farani Azevêdo

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 2 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.13) Adopted without a vote as orally revised

     
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.26

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

The negative impact of the non-repatriation of funds of illicit origin to the countries of origin on the enjoyment of human rights

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


United States of America
Ms. Eileen Chamberlain

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Switzerland
Mr. Jürg Lauber

video [English] [French] 1 minute

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


32 in favour, 12 against, 2 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/17/L.26) as orally revised has been adopted

     
     

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

 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 


Norway
Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen

video [English] 2 minutes

 
     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 4

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.20/Rev.1

 

Hungary (on behalf of EU)

 

Situation of human rights in Belarus

 
 


Hungary (on behalf of the European Union)
Mr. András Dékány

video [English] 5 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Ukraine
Mr. Mykola Maimeskul

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Belarus (as Concerned Country)
Mr. Mikhail Khvostov

video [English] [Russian] 4 minutes

 
 


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

video [English] 4 minutes

 
 


Russian Federation
Mr. Valery Loshchinin

video [English] [Russian] 2 minutes

 
 


Cuba
Mr. Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

video [English] [Spanish] 5 minutes

 
 


Mexico
Mr. Juan José Gómez Camacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


China
Mr. Xia Jingge

video [English] [Chinese] 2 minutes

 
     

Result of the vote


21 in favour, 5 against, 19 abstentions

Draft resolution
(A/HRC/17/L.20/Rev.1) as orally revised has been adopted

     
     

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

 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Consideration of draft Resolutions under Item 10

 
     
 

DRAFT

 

NUMBER

 

SUBMITTED BY

 

TITLE

 
                 
 

Resolution

 

A/HRC/17/L.14

 

Nigeria (African Group)

 

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

 
 


Nigeria (On Behalf of the African Group)
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 

General comments and explanations of the vote before the vote

 


Somalia (as Concerned Country)
Mr. Yusuf Mohamed Ismail

video [English] 3 minutes

 

Draft resolution (A/HRC/17/L.14)

     
     

General comments and explanations of the vote after the vote under Item 10

 


Argentina
Mr. Sebastián Rosales

video [English] [ Spanish] 1 minute

 
     
     
 

Nomination of Special Procedures Mandate Holders

 
 


List of Candidates for Special Procedure Mandates
:

  • As Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants:
    Mr. François Crépeau (Canada/France)

  • As Independent Expert on minority issues:
    Ms. Rita Izsák (Hungary)

  • As Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity:
    Ms. Virginia Dandan (Philippines)

  • As Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism:
    Mr. Ben Emmerson (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • As Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran:
    Mr. Ahmed Shaheed (Maldives)
     
  • As members of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination for the African, Eastern European and Latin American and Caribbean groups:
    Mr. Anton Ferrel Katz (South Africa)
    Ms. Patricia Arias (Chile)
    Ms. Elzbieta Karska (Poland)

 
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council

video [English] 1 minute

 
  Appointment of Special Procedures Mandate Holders accepted by consensus  
     
     

Final comments on 17th session of the Human Rights Council

     
 

Observer States and other observers (Continued)

 
 


Sri Lanka
Mr. Kshenuka Senewiratne

video [English] 1 minute

 
 


Belarus
Mr. Mikhail Khvostov

video [English] [Russian] 3 minutes

 
 


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Mr. Maysa UREÑA Menacho

video [English] [Spanish] 2 minutes

 
 


Egypt
Mr. Wael Attiya

video [English] 7 minutes

 
 


Algeria
Mr. Boualem Chebihi

video [English] [French] 3 minutes

 
     
 


H.E. Madame Bente Angell-Hansen
Vice-President/Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council
Adoption of the Draft Report of the 17th Session of the Council

A/HRC/17/L.30

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     

Final comments on 17th session of the Human Rights Council

     
 

Council members

 
 


Nigeria
Mr. Ositadinma Anaedu

video [English] 4 minutes

 
     
 

National Human Rights Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations

 
 


International Service for Human Rights

video [English] 3 minutes

 
 


Amnesty International

video [English] 2 minutes

 
 


Joint statement: - Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network - International Commission of Jurists - Action Canada for Population and Development - National Association of Community Legal Centres

video [English] 3 minutes

 
     
 


Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
President of the Human Rights Council
Closing statement and Closing of the session

video [English] 1 minute

 

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