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Statements 2012
 

Biological Weapons Convention - Meeting of States Parties

Statement during the General Debate, by Mr Paul Wilson, 10 December 2012

 

 

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention - 12th Meeting of States Parties

Statement on International Cooperation and Assistance, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 7 December 2012

Statement on Universalisation, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 6 December 2012

Statement on Stockpiles and Retention of Mines for Training, by Ms Namdi Payne, 6 December 2012

Statement on Previously Unknown Mined Areas, by Ms Namdi Payne, 6 December 2012

Statement on Clearance, by Ms Namdi Payne, 5 December 2012

Statement on Victim Assistance, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 4 December 2012

Statement on Article 5 Extension Requests by Ms Namdi Payne, 3 December 2012

 

 

101st International Organization for Migration (IOM) Council

Statement during the General Debate of the 101st IOM Council by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 29th November 2012

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - Meetings of States Parties

Statement on Mines ther than Anti-Personnel Mines (MOTAPM) at Meeting of High Contracting Parties by Lieutenant Colonel Craig Jolly, Department of Defence, 15 November 2012

Statement in General Exchange of Views at Meeting of High Contracting Parties by HE Mr Peter Woocott, Permanent Representative, 15 November 2012

Statement in General Exchange of Views on Amended Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices by Ms Namdi Payne,14 November 2012

Statement on Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War - Clearance and the Article 4 generic electronic template by Lieutenant Colonel Craig Jolly, Department of Defence,13 November 2012

Statement by the Mine Action Support Group (MASG) on cooperation and assistance to the Sixth Conference of Protocol V (Explosive Remnants Of War) of the CCW by Ms Namdi Payne, Chair of the MASG, 12 November 2012

Statement on Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War - Cooperation and Assistance by Ms Nicola Love, 12 November 2012

Statement in General Exchange of Views on Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War by HE Mr Peter Woocott, Permanent Representative, 12 November 2012

 

14th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on Sri Lanka by Mr Nicholas Purtell, Chargé d'Affaires, 1 November 2012

Statement on Peru by Mr Jun Zhang, 1 November 2012

Statement on Japan by Mr Nicholas Purtell, Chargé d'Affaires, 31 October 2012

Statement on Zambia by Ms Sally Dawkins, 30 October 2012

Statement on Pakistan by Mr Nicholas Purtell, Chargé d'Affaires, 30 October 2012

Statement on Switzerland by Ms Sally Dawkins, 29 October 2012

Statement on the Republic of Korea by Mr Nicholas Purtell, Chargé d'Affaires, 25 October 2012

Statement on Benin by Ms Sally Dawkins, 25 October 2012

Statement on Guatemala by Ms Joanne Patroni, 24 October 2012

Statement on Ukraine by Mr Nicholas Purtell, Chargé d'Affaires, 24 October 2012

Statement on Ghana by Ms Sally Dawkins, 23 October 2012

Statement on Gabon by Ms Sally Dawkins, 23 October 2012

Statement on Argentina by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 22 October 2012

Statement on Czech Republic by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 22 October 2012

 

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 63rd Session of the Executive Committee

Statement on International Protection, by Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, 3 October 2012

Statement at the launch of the Nansen Initiative, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 2 October 2012

Statement during the General Debate, by Dr Wendy Southern, Deputy Secretary, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, 1 October 2012

 

Human Rights Council 21st Session

Statement during the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 26 September 2012

Statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 25 September 2012

Statement for the interactive dialogue with the independent expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, by Ms Ruth Stone, 26 September 2012

Statement on racism and tolerance, during panel celebrating International Nelson Mandela Day, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 21 September 2012

Statement on gender integration, focusing on economic, social and cultural rights and the empowerment of women, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 20 September 2012

Statement on access to justice for Indigenous peoples, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 18 September 2012

Statement during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 18 September 2012

Statement on human rights situations requiring the Council's attention: Iran, DPRK, Sri Lanka, Fiji. By HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 17 September 2012

Joint statement during the interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, delivered by Turkey, 17 September 2012

Statement for the interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 17 September 2012

Statement on thematic reports, including the death penalty, business and human rights, and maternal mortality, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 14 September 2012

Statement in the panel discussion on the issue of intimidation or reprisal against individuals and groups who cooperate or have cooperated with the UN, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, by Mr Nicholas Purtell, 13 September 2012

Statement during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, by H.E. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 13 September 2012

Statement during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 12 September 2012

Statement during interactive dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 11 September 2012

Statement in response to the High Commissioner's update, by H.E. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 10 September 2012

 

 

Panel event on the Human Rights Council’s role in supporting the practical implementation of the Responsibility to Protect

On 19 June 2012, Australia, Hungary, Nigeria, Thailand and Uruguay hosted a high-level panel event in the margins of the Human Rights Council, on the Responsibility to Protect. A summary record of the event is available here.

 

 

Informal Meeting on Strengthening Compliance with International Humanitarian Law

Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 13 July 2012

 

 

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Fifth Meeting

Statement on the role of languages and culture in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of Indigenous peoples, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 10 July 2012

Statement on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 11 July 2012

Statement on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 9 July 2012

 

 

Conference on Disarmament 2012

Statement on fissile material by H.E. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 26 June 2012

Statement on negative security assurances by H.E. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 12 June 2012

Statement on fissile material by Mr Paul Wilson, Deputy Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament, 31 May 2012

Statement on CD/1929 by H.E. Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 31 January 2012


 

Human Rights Council 20th Session

Statement during Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Racism, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 3 July 2012

Statement on the Secretary General’s Reports on National Institutions for Human Rights, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 2 July 2012

Statement in the Panel discussion on the promotion and protection of human rights in a multicultural context, including through combating xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance, by Ms Ruth Stone, 29 June 2012

Statement on human rights situations that require the Council's attention, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, 28 June 2012

Statement on thematic study on the issue of violence against women and girls with diability and the High Commissioner's report on the seminar on the adverse impacts of climate change on the full enjoyment of human rights, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 26 June 2012

Statement for the interactive dialogue with the International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, 27 June 2012

Statement for the annual day of discussion: Women human rights defenders, by Ms Louise Abbott, 26 June 2012

Statement for the annual day of discussion: Remedies and reparations for women who have been subjected to violence, 25 June 2012 (undelivered due to time constraints).

Statement for the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Violence against women and the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, by Mr Robert Knight, 25 June 2012

Statement on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons on her Mission to Australia, by Ms Ruth Stone, 22 June 2012

Statement for the clustered interactive dialogue with the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in the law and in practice, by Ms Chantal Nguyen, 21 June 2012

Statement for the clustered interactive dialogue with the working group on human rights and transnational corporations, by Ms Ruth Stone, 21 June 2012

Statement in interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Peaceful Assembly and Association, by Ms Ruth Stone, 20 June 2012

Statement in the clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial summary or arbitrary executions, by Ms Ruth Stone, 20 June 2012

Statement in the clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Health and the Special Rapporteur on Education, by Ms Ruth Stone, 19 June 2012

Australia's appearance before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - 4-5 June 2012

Opening statement given by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Monday 4 June 2012

 

 

Human Rights Council Special Session on human rights in Syria - 1 June 2012

Statement given by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires on 1 June 2012

 

Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention - May 2012 Intersessionals

Statement on retained mines, by Mr Philip Kimpton, 25 May 2012

Statement on trust funds, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 25 May 2012

Statement on availability of assistance, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 25 May 2012

Statement on victim assistance, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 24 May 2012

Statement on mine clearance, by Ms Christine Pahlman, 23 May 2012

Statement on the Article 5 clearance deadline extensions process by Mr Philip Kimpton, 22 May 2012

Statement on newly discovered mined areas by Mr Philip Kimpton, 22 May 2012

Statement on universalisation by Mr Philip Kimpton, 21 May 2012

 

 

13th Session of the Universal Periodic Review Working Group

Statement on the Netherlands, by Ms Louise Abbott, 31 May 2012

Statement on South Africa, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 31 May 2012

Statement on Poland, by Mr Robert Knight, 30 May 2012

Statement on Philippines, by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 29 May 2012

Statement on Algeria, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 29 May 2012

Statement on Brazil, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 25 May 2012

Statement on India, by Ms Ruth Stone, 24 May 2012

Statement on the United Kingdom, by Ms Chantal Nguyen, 24 May 2012

Statement on Indonesia, by Ms Ruth Stone, 23 May 2012

Statement on Morocco, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 22 May 2012

Statement on Tunisia, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 22 May 2012

Statement on Bahrain, by Ms Ruth Stone, 21 May 2012

Statement on Ecuador, by Ms Ruth Stone, 21 May 2012
 

 

Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) - Meetings of Experts

Amended Protocol II: Statement by HE Mr Peter Woolcott on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 23 April 2012

 

Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) - April 2012 Intersessionals

Statement by Ms Merinda Petersen on clearance and risk-reduction, 19 April 2012

Statement by Ms Merinda Petersen on international cooperation and assistance, 17 April 2012

Statement by Mr Philip Kimpton on victim assistance and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 17 April 2012

Statement by Ms Merinda Petersen on victim assistance, 16 April 2012

Statement by Ms Merinda Petersen on universalisation, 16 April 2012

 

 

Human Rights Council - Urgent Regular Session

Statement on the situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, 1 March 2012

 

Human Rights Council 19th Session

Panel discussion on technical cooperation to promote the sharing of experiences and best practices and technical cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights CANZ Statement, by Ms Ruth Stone, 21 March 2012

Statement on Cote d'Ivoire, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 21 March 2012

Statement on Cote d'Ivoire, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 21 March 2012

Statement on human rights and HIV/AIDS, by Ms Sarah Rizk, 20 March 2012

Statement in Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 12 March 2012

Statement on Iran, by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative,12 March 2012

Statement on Syria,by HE Mr Peter Woolcott, Permanent Representative, 12 March 2012

Statement on situations requiring the Council’s attention, by Ms Ruth Stone, 12 March 2012

Statement during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, by Ms Ruth Stone, 12 March 2012

Statement on Libya, by Ms Ruth Stone, 9 March 2012

Statement on children and the administration of justice, by Ms Joanne Lee, 8 March 2012

Statement on the annual report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, by Ms Robyn Hodgkin, 7 March 2012

Statement on sexual orientation and gender identity, by Ms Ruth Stone, 7 March 2012

Statement on the right to food, by Ms Joanne Lee, 6 March 2012

Statement on freedom of religion and belief, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 March 2012

Statement on human rights defenders, by Mr David Lang, 5 March 2012

Statement on the High Commissioner’s analytical study on the relationship between human rights and the environment, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 March 2012

Statement on the Report of the Secretary-General on reforming the treaty body system, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 5 March 2012

Statement on the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, by Ms Sally Dawkins, 2 March 2012

Statement on human rights and persons with disabilities, by Ms Ruth Stone, 1 March 2012

Statement on freedom of expression on the internet (undelivered due to time restrictions)