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Source: Human Rights Council
1 October 2010



HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES FIFTEENTH SESSION
1 October 2010


The Human Rights Council closed its fifteenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts which included establishing the mandates of a Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, a Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practise, and a Working Group to elaborate a legally binding instrument on the regulation of the activities of private military and security companies on the enjoyment of human rights. The Council also extended the mandates of the Working Group on arbitrary detention; the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia; the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living; the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism; the Working Group on the use of mercenaries; the mission of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Haiti; the Committee of Independent Experts on the Gaza conflict; the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery; the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; and the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia.

The Council adopted texts on follow-up to the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the flotilla attack; religious intolerance; draft guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights; human rights and international solidarity; water and sanitation; leprosy; human rights education; migrants and maternal mortality and morbidity; indigenous peoples; the Second Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education; independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers; the right to education; forensic genetics and human rights; human rights and issues related to terrorist hostage-taking; human rights and unilateral coercive measures, the right to development, racism and racial discrimination, Ecuador, the Strategic Framework of Programme 19 (Human Rights), and religious intolerance.

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During the session the Council considered the report of the Committee of Experts established in the context of follow-up to the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and held an interactive dialogue on that report. It also heard a presentation of the reports of the Secretary-General and of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict by all concerned parties, and on the implementation of the Council resolution mandating the above report. The United Nations Fact-Finding Mission to investigate violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance also presented its report, and an interactive dialogue was held with the Mission.

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The fifteenth session, which was presided over by Ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow of Thailand, was held from 13 September to 1 October 2010.

The sixteenth regular session of the Council will be held from 28 February to 25 March 2011.



Resolutions Adopted by the Council

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Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

On follow-up to the report of the Committee of Independent Experts in international humanitarian and human rights law on the Gaza conflict, the Council urges the Palestinian Independent Commission of Investigations to complete its investigations in order to cover the allegations contained in the report of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission in the Occupied Gaza Strip; condemns the non-cooperation by Israel, the occupying power, which hampered the Committee’s assessment of Israel’s response to the call by the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council to conduct investigations that were independent, credible and in conformity with international standards; and renewed and resumed the mandate of the Committee.

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HRC10/122E



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