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					                             UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES



    RESOLUTIONS                     ISSUES ADDRESSED                       PRAISE                  VOTE              ANALYSIS
1   A/HRC/S-4/101                   “Expresses its concern regarding       “Welcomes the           Adopted without   Non- Condemnatory
                                    the seriousness of the human           signing of the Darfur   a vote, 13 Dec.
    Decisions adopted by the        rights and humanitarian situation in   Peace Agreement,        2006              Although the decision
    Council at its fourth special   Darfur…”                               urges its full                            notes the seriousness of
    session: S-4/101 Situation of                                          implementation…”                          the ongoing human rights
    human rights in Darfur                                                                                           situation in Darfur, it only
                                                                           “Welcomes the                             vaguely references the
                                                                           cooperation                               dire humanitarian
                                                                           established by the                        situation and fails to
                                                                           Government of the                         name the government of
                                                                           Sudan with the                            Sudan as a primary
                                                                           Special Rapporteur                        sponsor of violence.
                                                                           on the situation of
                                                                           human rights in the                       Decision praises Sudan
                                                                           Sudan…”                                   and “welcomes”
                                                                                                                     government cooperation.
2   A/HRC/4/8                       “Takes notes with regret that the      None                    Adopted without   Non- Condemnatory
                                    High-Level mission could not visit                             a vote, 30 Mar.
    Follow-up to decision S-4/101   Darfur…”                                                       2007              Resolution fails to
    of 13 December 2006                                                                                              censure government of
    adopted                         “Expresses its deep concern                                                      Sudan for barring fact
    by the Human Rights Council     regarding the seriousness of the                                                 finding mission from
    at its fourth special session   ongoing violations of human rights                                               entering the country.
    entitled “Situation of human    and international humanitarian law
    rights in Darfur”               in Darfur…”                                                                      Fails to state responsible
                                                                                                                     parties for “ongoing
                                                                                                                     violations of human
                                                                                                                     rights.”
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3   Decision 2/101                   “…Considering that [allegations of   “Welcoming the fact     Decided without   Non-Condemnatory
                                     human rights violations] are a       that the new            a vote
    Situation of Human Rights in     cause for serious concern to the     Government of                             Decision notes
    Kyrgyzstan                       extent that they may reveal the      Kyrgyzstan has          2 Oct. 2006       allegations against
                                     existence of gross violations of     taken positive steps                      Kyrgyzstan but praises
                                     human rights…”                       to address the                            the government.
                                                                          above-mentioned
                                                                          cases and to                              Decision discontinues
                                                                          investigate the                           any future consideration
                                                                          matter…”                                  of human rights record
                                                                                                                    exonerating Kyrgyz
                                                                          “Encourages the                           government.
                                                                          Government to
                                                                          continue these
                                                                          efforts in an
                                                                          effective and timely
                                                                          manner…”

                                                                          “Decides to
                                                                          discontinue
                                                                          consideration of the
                                                                          matter…”
4   Decision 2/113                   None                                 “The Human Rights       Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                                                          Council welcomes        a vote
    Cooperation with the Office of                                        the report of the                         Decision praises
    the United Nations High                                               United Nations High     27 Nov. 2006      cooperation between the
    Commissioner for Human                                                Commissioner for                          government of
    Rights: Afghanistan                                                   Human Rights on                           Afghanistan and the
                                                                          the situation of                          Office of the High
                                                                          human rights in                           Commissioner for Human
                                                                          Afghanistan and the                       Rights.
                                                                          achievement of
                                                                          technical assistance
                                                                          in the filed of human
                                                                          rights…”
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5   Decision 2/114                   “The Council underlines the need   “The Council           Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                     to address the considerable        welcomes the           a vote, 7 Nov.
    Cooperation with the Office of   challenges ahead…”                 significant            2006              Decision hints at potential
    the United Nations High                                             improvements of the                      problems, but welcomes
    Commissioner for Human                                              human rights                             Nepalese government
    Rights: Nepal                                                       situation in Nepal                       efforts.
                                                                        and the success of
                                                                        the democratic
                                                                        movement, the
                                                                        restorations of the
                                                                        democratic
                                                                        institutions as well
                                                                        as the conclusion of
                                                                        a comprehensive
                                                                        peace agreement,
                                                                        stressing the
                                                                        commitment to
                                                                        human rights and
                                                                        including the
                                                                        establishment of a
                                                                        truth and
                                                                        reconciliation
                                                                        commission on 21
                                                                        November 2006.”

                                                                        “The Council also
                                                                        welcomes the
                                                                        ongoing cooperation
                                                                        between the
                                                                        Government of
                                                                        Nepal and the Office
                                                                        of the High
                                                                        Commissioner…”

                                                                        “The Council
                                                                        encourages
                                                                        continued
                                                                        cooperation in this
                                                                        regard by the
                                                                        Government of
                                                                        Nepal…”
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6   Decision 2/115      “The Council notes with concern        “The Human Rights     Adopted, 28 Nov.   Non-Condemnatory
                        the seriousness of the human           Council welcomes      2006
    Darfur              rights and humanitarian situation in   the Darfur Peace                         Although the decision
                        Darfur…”                               Agreement signed      25 Yes, 11 No,     notes the seriousness of
                                                               in Abuja as well as   10 Abstain         the ongoing human rights
                                                               the measures                             situation in Darfur, it only
                                                               already taken                            vaguely references the
                                                               towards its                              dire humanitarian
                                                               implementations.”                        situation and fails to
                                                                                                        name the government of
                                                               “The Council                             Sudan as a primary
                                                               welcomes the                             sponsor of violence.
                                                               cooperation
                                                               established by the                       Decision praises Sudan
                                                               Government of the                        and “welcomes”
                                                               Sudan with the                           government cooperation.
                                                               Special Rapporteur
                                                               on the situation of
                                                               human rights in the
                                                               Sudan…”
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7   OM/1/3                           “Welcomes the report on the            “Welcomes the          Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                     situation of human rights in Darfur    report on the          a vote, 20 Jun.
    Follow-up to resolution 4/8 of   prepared by the group of experts       situation of human     2007              Resolution welcomes
    30 March 2007 adopted by         mandated by Human Rights               rights in Darfur                         expert group report that
    the Human Rights Council at      Council resolution 4/8                 prepared by the                          praises Sudan’s
    its fourth session entitled      (A/HRC/5/6)…”                          group of experts                         cooperation.
    “Follow-up to decision S-                                               mandated by
    4/101” of 13 December 2006       Report A/HRC/5/6 states: “The          Human Rights
    adopted by the Human Rights      experts group shares the concern       Council resolution
    Council at its fourth special    of the Council, expressed in its       4/8 (A/HRC/5/6)…”
    session entitled Situation of    resolution 4/8, regarding the
    human rights in Darfur           seriousness of ongoing violations      Report A/HRC/5/6
                                     of human rights and international      states: “The experts
                                     humanitarian law in Darfur as well     group welcomes the
                                     as the lack of accountability of       expressed
                                     perpetrators of such crimes.”          commitment of the
                                                                            Government of the
                                     “Call[s] upon the Government of        Sudan to work with
                                     the Sudan to ensure that all           the Council and the
                                     allegations of violations of human     United Nations…”
                                     rights and international
                                     humanitarian law are duly
                                     investigated and that those found
                                     to be responsible are promptly
                                     brought to justice.”

                                     “In its conclusions, the experts
                                     group reiterates its concerns
                                     regarding the human rights
                                     situation in Darfur…”

                                     “Urge the Government of the
                                     Sudan to implement, without delay,
                                     the recommendations of the
                                     experts group it committed itself to
                                     put into practice…”
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8   A/HRC/6/5                     None                  “Welcoming the          Adopted without    Non-Condemnatory
                                                        efforts of the          a vote, 28 Sept.
    Advisory services and                               Burundi                 2007               Resolution praises
    technical Assistance for                            Government and the                         Burundi’s efforts and
    Burundi                                             international                              negotiations with rebels.
                                                        community to
                                                        encourage…”

                                                        “Encourages the
                                                        Burundi
                                                        Government to
                                                        Continue to give
                                                        priority to dialogue,
                                                        whenever
                                                        necessary…”

                                                        “Also encourages
                                                        the Burundi
                                                        Government to
                                                        pursue its efforts to
                                                        engage in dialogue
                                                        with Palipehutu-FNL
                                                        and its leader
                                                        Agathon Rwasa…”
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9   A/HRC/6/31                    None                  “Welcoming the         Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                                        steps taken by the     a vote, 14 Dec.
    Advisory services and                               Government of          2007              Resolution praises
    technical assistance for                            Liberia to improve                       Liberian government’s
    Liberia                                             the situation of                         efforts, offers additional
                                                        human rights in                          assistance.
                                                        Liberia…”

                                                        “Encourages the
                                                        Government of
                                                        Liberia to continue
                                                        its work to improve
                                                        the promotion and
                                                        protection of human
                                                        rights to enable the
                                                        people of Liberia to
                                                        have full enjoyment
                                                        of their human
                                                        rights…”
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10   A/HRC/6/33                       “Deeply concerned at the situation     “….Takes note with     Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                      of human rights in Myanmar…”           appreciation the       a vote, 14 Dec.
     Follow-up to the report of the                                          cooperation            2007              Although the resolution
     Special Rapporteur on the        “Strongly urges the Government of      extended to him [the                     renews the censure of
     situation of human rights in     Myanmar to follow up and               Special Rapporteur]                      Burmese repression, it
     Myanmar                          implement the recommendation           by the Government                        offers additional praise for
                                      contained in this report…”             of Myanmar…”                             the military junta.

                                      “Reiterates its call to the            “Notes with
                                      Government of Myanmar to ensure        appreciation the
                                      full respect for human rights and      recent release of a
                                      fundamental freedom…”                  large number of
                                                                             detainees…”
                                      “Reiterates its call to the
                                      Government of Myanmar to               “Encourages the
                                      release without delay those            Government of
                                      arrested and detained as a result      Myanmar and Office
                                      of the repression of recent peaceful   of the High
                                      protests,”                             Commissioner for
                                                                             Human rights to
                                      “Also reiterates its call to the       continue to engage
                                      Government of Myanmar to lift all      in dialogue…”
                                      restraints on the peaceful political
                                      activity…”
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11   A/HRC/6/34                     “Urges the Government of the          “Urges the          Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                    Sudan to…respond favorably to         Government of the   a vote, 14 Dec.
     Mandate of the Special         [the Special Rapporteur’s] requests   Sudan to continue   2007              Extends for one year the
     Rapporteur on the              to visit the Sudan and to provide     cooperating…”                         mandate of the
     Situation of human rights in   her with all necessary information                                          rapporteur on Sudan, and
     the Sudan                      so as to enable her to fulfill her                                          urges implementation of
                                    mandate even more effectively…”                                             her recommendations.

                                                                                                                Fails to condemn
                                                                                                                massive violations of
                                                                                                                human rights perpetrated
                                                                                                                by Sudan.

                                                                                                                Emphasizes “the needs
                                                                                                                of the Sudan.”

                                                                                                                Seeks to mobilize
                                                                                                                financial support for
                                                                                                                Sudan.

                                                                                                                Falsely implies Sudan is
                                                                                                                “cooperating fully” with
                                                                                                                the rapporteur.
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12   A/HRC/6/35                       “…Expresses its concern that, for    “Acknowledges the     Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                      various reasons, the                 cooperation of the    a vote, 14 Dec.
     Human Rights Council Group       implementation of many               Government of the     2007              Omits to mention the
     of Experts on the situation of   recommendation has not been fully    Sudan and                               future work of the group
     human rights in Darfur           completed….”                         welcomes the open                       of experts on Darfur, thus
                                                                           and constructive                        quietly abolishing it.
                                      “Expresses particular concern at     dialogue between
                                      the fact that perpetrators of past   the Government and                      Addresses impunity in
                                      and ongoing serious violations of    the Group of                            Darfur, cautiously
                                      human rights and international       Exports…”                               criticizing the lack of
                                      humanitarian law in Darfur have                                              improvement of the
                                      not yet been held accountable for    “Acknowledges the                       situation of human rights.
                                      their crimes…”                       efforts made by the
                                                                           Government of the                       Praises the Government
                                      “Urges the Government of the         Sudan to implement                      of the Sudan for its
                                      Sudan to continue and to intensify   the                                     “cooperation.”
                                      its efforts to implement the         recommendations
                                      recommendations identified by the    identified by the                       Calls on the UN to
                                      Group of Experts…”                   Group of Experts…”                      continue providing
                                                                                                                   support and technical
                                                                                                                   assistance to Sudanese
                                                                                                                   authorities.
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13   A/HRC/6/PRST/1                 “While still concerned at the          “The Human Rights        Agreed upon by    Non-Condemnatory
                                    persistent criminal activity in some   Council welcomes         the Council, 28
     Situation of human rights in   parts of the country, the Council      the return to the rule   Sept. 2007        Cautiously criticizes
     Haiti                          notes with satisfaction the steps      of constitutional law                      problems in Haiti while
                                    taken to counter corruption and        in the Republic of                         welcoming the Haitian
                                    drug-trafficking.”                     Haiti…”                                    government’s efforts.

                                                                           “The Council
                                                                           commends the
                                                                           Haitian authorities
                                                                           on their commitment
                                                                           and efforts to
                                                                           improve living
                                                                           conditions for
                                                                           Haitians…”

                                                                           “The Council also
                                                                           welcomes he
                                                                           Haitian authorities’
                                                                           plan to pass a
                                                                           series of laws on the
                                                                           status of women
                                                                           and reforms of the
                                                                           civil registry and
                                                                           land registry
                                                                           systems…”
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14   A/HRC/7/16                     “Urges the Government of the              “Welcomes the            Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                    Sudan to continue cooperating fully       collaboration of the     a vote, 27 Mar.
     Situation of Human Rights in   with the Special Rapporteur…”             Government of            2008              Criticizes violations of
     the Sudan                                                                Sudan with the                             human rights in Darfur
                                    “Calls on the Government of the           Special Rapporteur,                        but fails to condemn
                                    Sudan to continue and intensify its       including at                               Sudan’s actions.
                                    efforts for the promotion and             ministerial level, and
                                    protection of human rights…”              takes note with                            Fails to reflect gravity of
                                                                              interest of its                            the situation in Sudan
                                    “…Expresses its concern that, for         engagement with                            and the recent human
                                    various reasons, their                    the international                          rights and humanitarian
                                    implementation has not yet led to         community on                               deterioration in Darfur.
                                    the desired positive impact on the        human rights
                                    ground;”                                  issues…”                                   Praises Sudan for its
                                                                                                                         “collaboration” with the
                                    “Expresses its deep concern at the        “Acknowledges the                          international community,
                                    seriousness of the ongoing                measures taken by                          disregarding systematic
                                    violations of human rights and            the Government of                          Sudanese non-
                                    international humanitarian law in         the Sudan to                               cooperation, especially in
                                    some parts of Darfur…”                    address the human                          Darfur.
                                                                              rights situation in
                                    “Stresses the primary responsibility      the Sudan…”                                Seeks to provide support
                                    of the Government of the Sudan to                                                    and assistance to the
                                    protect all its citizens, including all   “Encourages the                            Sudanese government.
                                    vulnerable groups…”                       Government of the
                                                                              Sudan to accelerate
                                    “Urges the Government of the              the progressive
                                    Sudan to continue and intensify its       realization of
                                    efforts to implement the                  economic, social
                                    recommendations identified by the         and cultural rights in
                                    Group of Experts…”                        the Sudan…”

                                    “Expresses particular concern at
                                    the fact that perpetrators of past
                                    and ongoing serious violations of
                                    human rights and international
                                    humanitarian law in Darfur have
                                    not yet been held accountable for
                                    their crimes…”
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15   A/HRC/7/20                   None              “Welcomes the          Adopted without   Non-Condemnatory
                                                    cooperation            a vote, 27 Mar.
     Technical cooperation and                      established by the     2008              Omits to mention future
     advisory services in the                       Democratic                               work of the Special
     Democratic Republic of the                     Republic of the                          Rapporteur on the DRC,
     Congo                                          Congo with the                           thus quietly abolishing it.
                                                    independent expert
                                                    during the period of                     Invites the government of
                                                    his mandate…”                            the DRC itself to report
                                                                                             on its own human rights
                                                    “…Welcomes the                           situation in future
                                                    cooperation of the                       sessions.
                                                    Democratic
                                                    Republic of the                          Describes work of
                                                    Congo with the                           OHCHR office in the DRC
                                                    thematic special                         as sufficient, implicitly
                                                    procedures of the                        justifying elimination of
                                                    Council…”                                the Special Rapporteur’s
                                                                                             mandate.
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16       A/HRC/7/35                      “Seriously concerned about the        “Welcoming the          Adopted without    Non-Condemnatory
                                         human rights and humanitarian         commitment and          a vote, 28 Mar.
         Assistance to Somalia in the    situation in Somalia…”                efforts undertaken      2008               Resolution fails to name
         field of human rights                                                 by the African Union                       perpetrators of violence
                                         “Noting with concern that the         to support Somali-
                                         security situation remains fragile    led efforts towards
                                         throughout the country…”              reconciliation and
                                                                               stability.”
                                         “Expresses its serious concern at
                                         the human rights and humanitarian     “Welcoming also the
                                         situation in Somalia, and calls for   Declaration on the
                                         an immediate end to all ongoing       situation in Somalia,
                                         violations…”                          adopted by the
                                                                               Heads of State and
                                         “Demands that all parties in          Government of the
                                         Somalia reject and stop all acts of   African Union…”
                                         violence, abstain from engaging in
                                         hostilities…”                         “Welcoming the
                                                                               steps taken within
                                         “Urges all parties in Somalia to      Somalia, including
                                         uphold the principles and spirit      the convening of the
                                         enshrined in the Transitional         National
                                         Federal Charter…”                     Reconciliation
                                                                               Congress,”




          Summary and Methodology: Since its creation in June 2006, the HRC has condemned North Korea in 1 resolution, Myanmar in 4, and
           Israel in 20 resolutions. The list above shows the other, non-condemnatory resolutions, categorized here as those that address a country
           but fail to hold it accountable for violations, or include undue praise outweighing the criticism.

				
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