II United Nations Human Rights Council

AuthorMayra Gómez,Bret Thiele
Date01 December 2010
Publication Date01 December 2010
SubjectPart B: Human Rights News
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II UnIteD nAtIons HUMAn
B T and M G*
is ar ticle summarises highlights of the 15th regula r session of t he United Nations
Human Rig hts Council (Council). e 15th regu lar session was held i n Geneva from
13 September to 1 Oc tober 2010. At this s ession, the Council adopted 34 resolutions,
decisions, statements and related tex ts. It also adopted an additional 15 cou ntry-
specic outcome decisions following consideration of the session’s Universal Periodic
Review reports.1 For those readers i nterested in greater detail of certain or a ll aspects
of these sessions, please refer to the footnotes, which provide citations to relevant
Council documents. 2
e Counci l is made up of 47 member States of the United Nations. Du ring the
15th regular session, the following member States made up the Council: Angola,
Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile,
China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecu ador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guatema la, Hungary, Japan,
Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya n Arab Jama hiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Maur itania,
Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea ,
Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain,
Switzerland, ail and, Uganda, Uk raine, the United K ingdom, United States,
Uruguay and Zambia.
During this period, the ocers of t he Council were Ambassador Sihasak
Phuangketkeow of ailand as President; Ambassadors Arcanjo Maria Do Nascimento
(Angola), Rodolfo Reyes Rodr íguez (Cuba), and Fedor Rosocha (Slovakia) as Vice-
* Bret iele is an internationa l human rig hts lawyer prac ticing in t he area of e conomic, socia l and
cultura l rights and Mayra G ómez is an internationa l human rights advo cate working in the a rea of
economic, socia l and cultura l rights.
1 See UN Doc. A/HRC/15/L.10, 1 October 2 010, for full texts of al l Resolutions and decisions .
2 Please see the United Nations Oce of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website, avail able
at: www.ohchr.org /english/bodies /hrcouncil/.

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