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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA965 2007-03-26 02:44 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
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OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHML #0965 0850244
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 260244Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANILA
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INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0213
RHHMUNA/CDRUSPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA IMMEDIATE 2187
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000965

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SIPDIS

STATE FOR DRL/MLGA(NOYES), NEA/IPA, IO/RHS, AND EAP/MTS
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO AND J5

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/26/2017
TAGS: UNHRC PREL PHUM RP
SUBJECT: EXTENSION OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES MANDATE AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

REF: STATE 35404

Classified By: Pol/C Scott Bellard
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (SBU) In a meeting on March 23 with Julius Torres, the
Executive Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs’
Office of United Nations and International Organizations,
Acting Pol/C conveyed reftel points regarding the review of
the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Occupied
Territories and urged that the Philippines help ensure that
the Working Group continues to review all mandates. Torres,
who is flying to Geneva to participate in Human Rights
Council meetings, promised to discuss the issue further with
the Philippine delegation. He commented that he personally
saw a clear need for the Council Working Group to review and
rationalize all existing mandates and special procedures, but
he admitted that the Organization of the Islamic Conference
often exerted heavy influence on the Philippine government.

¶2. (C) After carefully reading our non-paper, Torres
remarked that weighing in on procedural points represented
the most practical way to get around politics in the Council.
“We can address the issue and make the argument for it,”
Torres stated, adding that he hoped to review this and other
questions with U.S. counterparts in Geneva.

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