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.” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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. UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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. UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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…” UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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. UNHRC NON-CONDEMNATORY RESOLUTIONS ON COUNTRIES 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.