Human Rights Council
Eighth session

2 - 18 June 2008

at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

Live Webcast


June, 2008

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Monday, 2 June 2008
10:30 - 13:00 | 15:00 - 18:00


10:30 - 13:00 - Opening of the session - 1st Plenary Meeting
video [English] [Original language] 2 hours and 2 minutes


Mr. Doru Costea
President of the Human Rights Council

[English] 3 minutes


H.E. Dr. Danilo Türc
President of the Republic of Slovenia

[English] 24 minutes


Item 1 - Organizational and procedural matters


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.

Update by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour

video [English] [English / French] 21 minutes


Interactive dialogue


Pakistan on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference

Mr. Masood Khan

[English] 4 minutes


Slovenia on behalf of the European Union

Ms. Eva Tomič

[English] 6 minutes


Egypt on behalf of the African Group

Mr. Sameh Shoukry

[English] 6 minutes



Mr. Swashpawan Singh

[English] 4 minutes



Mr. Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri

[English] 5 minutes



Mr Babacar Carlos Mbaye

[English] [French] 3 minutes



Mr. Marius Grinius

[English] 3 minutes



Mr. I. Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja

[English] 4 minutes



Ms. Mabel Gómez Oliver

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes



Mr. Jean-Baptiste Mattéi

[English] [French] 5 minutes



Mr. Makio Miyagawa

[English] 3 minutes


Russian Federation

Mr. Valery Loshchinin

[English] [Russian] 4 minutes



Mr. Blaise Godet

[English] [French] 4 minutes



Mr. Li Baodong

[English] [Chinese] 5 minutes



15:00 - 18:00 - 2nd Plenary Meeting
video [English][Original language] 2 hours 50 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)


Interactive dialogue


Republic of Korea

Mr. Lee Sung-joo

[English] 5 minutes


Sri Lanka

Mr. Rajiva Wijesinha

[English] 5 minutes



Mr. Karim Mohd Yusof

[English] 5 minutes



Ms. Erlinda F. Basilio

[English] 2 minutes



Mr. Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi

[English] 4 minutes



Mr. Md Mustafizur Rahman

[English] 4 minutes


South Africa

Ms. Glaudine J. Mtshali

[English] 5 minutes



Mr. Boudewijn J. Van Eenennaamm

[English] 2 minutes



Mr. Marcia Maria Adorno C. Ramos

[English] 5 minutes


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Peter Gooderham

[English] 3 minutes


Burkina Faso

Mr. Prosper Vokouma

[English] [French] 3 minutes



Mr. Dinesh Bhattarai

[English] 3 minutes



Mr. Idriss Jazairy

[English] 3 minutes



Mr. Carlos Portales

[English] [Spanish] 4 minutes



Mr. Ali Cherif

[English] [French] 2 minutes



Mr. Mícheál Tierney

[English] [French] 2 minutes



Mr. Mohammed Loulichki

[English] [French] 3 minutes



Ms. Hilde Skorpen

[English] 2 minutes



Mr. Alberto J. Dumont

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes



Mr. Badriddin Obidov

[English] [Russian] 4 minutes



Ms. Lada Phumas

[English] 3 minutes



Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

[English] 2 minutes


New Zealand

Mr. Don Mackay

[English] 3 minutes



Mr. Juan Holguin

[English] [Spanish] 2 minutes


International Organization of la Francophonie

Mr. Libère Bararunyeretse

[English] [French] 4 minutes


Non-governemental Organizations


International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) also on behalf of Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD), Amnesty International (AI), Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Baha'i International Community, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE), Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ), Conectas Direitos Humanos, Franciscans International (FI), Friends World Committee For Consultation (QUAKERS) (FWCC), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights And Democracy), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), Latin American Committee for the Defence of Women's Rights (CLADEM), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Pax Romana (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and International Movement of Catholic Students)
(Joint statement)

video [English] 6 minutes


Comision Juridica para el autodesarollo de los pueblos originarios andinos (CAPAJ)

video [English] [Spanish] 3 minutes


Indian Council of South America (CISA)

video [English] 2 minutes


North South XXI

video [English] 2 minutes


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


Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons
Mr. Walter Kälin

A/HRC/8/6 and A/HRC/8/6/Add.1, A/HRC/8/6/Add.2, A/HRC/8/6/Add.3, A/HRC/8/6/Add.4 , A/HRC/8/NGO/21, A/HRC/8/NGO/29

video [English][English / French] 14 minutes


Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Mr. Philip Alston

A/HRC/8/3, A/HRC/8/3/Corr.1, A/HRC/8/3/Add.1, A/HRC/8/3/Add.2, A/HRC/8/3/Add.3, A/HRC/8/3/Add.4, A/HRC/8/3/Add.5, A/HRC/8/3/Add.6, A/HRC/8/NGO/7, A/HRC/8/NGO/12, A/HRC/8/NGO/16, A/HRC/8/NGO/27, A/HRC/8/NGO/34, A/HRC/8/NGO/36

video [English] 16 minutes


Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Mr. Leandro Despouy

A/HRC/8/4, A/HRC/8/4/Add.1, A/HRC/8/Add.2, A/HRC/8/NGO/41

video [English][Spanish] 14 minutes


Interactive dialogue


Concerned countries


Mr. Habib Mikayilli

video [English] 4 minutes


Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mr. Sébastien Mutomb Mujing

video [English][French] 9 minutes


(Interactive dialogue to be continued on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 at 10:00am)


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