Original HRC document


Document Type: Final Resolution

Date: 2008 Sep

Session: 9th Regular Session (2008 Sep)

Agenda Item:

Topic: Liberia

Human Rights Council

Resolution 9/16. 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 stated in the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal

Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other

applicable human rights instruments,

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

Bearing in mind its resolution 6/31 of 14 December 2007,

Taking note of the report of the independent expert on technical cooperation and advisory

services in Liberia (A/HRC/9/15),

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

West African States, the African Union and the European Union to help Liberia to fully re-

establish peace and security on its national territory,

Welcoming the decisive steps taken by the Government of Liberia to further improve and

accelerate progress on the situation of human rights in Liberia, and recognizing that this process

still needs the continued support of the international community in order to address the

remaining challenges in rebuilding its economy and society,

1. Welcomes the work accomplished by the independent expert in assisting the

Government of Liberia to maximize the opportunities afforded by technical assistance and

complementing the work of the United Nations Mission in Liberia;

2. 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

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reinforce its political commitment to establish an effective national human rights protection


3. Urges the international community to provide the Government of Liberia with

appropriate funding and assistance to enable it to consolidate human rights, peace and security

on its national territory;

4. Requests the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights,

through its presence in Liberia, to pursue its technical assistance activities and programmes in

consultation with the authorities of Liberia;

5. Invites the Office of the High Commissioner to report to the Council at its twelfth

session on the progress made in the situation of human rights in Liberia and the activities it has

undertaken in the country.