Human Rights Council

Resolution 6/31. Advisory services and technical assistance for Liberia

The Human Rights Council,

Reaffirming that all Member States have an obligation to promote and protect

human rights and fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the Charter of the United

Nations, as reaffirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in

accordance with their respective obligations under the International Covenants on

Human Rights and other applicable human rights instruments,

Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006,

Recalling also its resolutions 5/1 on institution-building of the United Nations

Human Rights Council and 5/2 on the Code of Conduct for Special Procedures

Mandate-holders of the Human Rights Council, of 18 June 2007, and stressing that the

mandate-holder shall discharge his/her duties in accordance with those resolutions and

the annexes thereto,

Bearing in mind Commission on Human Rights resolution 2005/117 of 22

April 2005,

Recognizing the efforts by the United Nations, the Economic Community of

West African States, the African Union and the European Union to help provide

Liberia with backing to fully re-establish peace and security in its national territory,

Considering the expectations of the people of Liberia following the elections

of 2005 that led to the re-establishment of democratic institutions in Liberia,

Welcoming the steps taken by the Government of Liberia to improve the

situation of human rights in Liberia, and recognizing that this is an ongoing process

which needs the continued support of the international community,

1. 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;

2. Urges the international community to provide the Government of

Liberia with appropriate funding and assistance to enable it better to consolidate

human rights, peace and security in its national territory;

3. Decides to extend by one year the mandate of the independent expert

on the situation of human rights in Liberia;

4. Requests that the independent expert ensures that her work

complements that of the United Nations Mission in Liberia;

5. Invites the independent expert to assist the Government of Liberia to

identify opportunities to maximize the flow of technical assistance;

6. Invites the independent expert to submit a final report on the

effectiveness and efficiency of the measures applied in practice to the Council at its

ninth session.

[Adopted without a vote] 33rd meeting

14 December 2007 -----