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2009-06-05 08:09
2011-08-30 01:44
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/04/2019
TAGS: AORC PGOV PHUM PREL RP SU
SUBJECT: PRESSING PHILIPPINES ON SUDAN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR

REF: STATE 55852

Classified By: Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

¶1. (C) The Ambassador coordinated closely with French
Ambassador Thierry Borja de Mozota June 5 on a joint effort
to underscore to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) the
depth of international concern regarding the human rights
situation in Sudan and to urge the Philippine government to
support a one-year extension of the Special Rapporteur
position for Sudan, without any watering down of the Special
Rapporteur’s mandate.

¶2. (C) In addition to the Ambassador’s outreach, A/DCM on
June 5 raised the Sudan Special Rapporteur’s mandate
extension with DFA Assistant Secretary for American Affairs
Lourdes Yparraguirre, who said she fully understood our deep
concern and pledged to raise the issue with other senior
officials at DFA, including the Assistant Secretary for the
UN and International Organizations (UNIO).

¶2. (C) Mission on June 5 also discussed with DFA/UNIO Human
Rights Director Leila Lorasantos the extension of the Special
Rapporteur’s mandate. Lorasantos welcomed Mission’s
explanation of U.S. views and outlined that the Philippine
government has usually supported the UN consensus on Sudan.
She said the Philippine human rights delegation in Geneva is
seeking to ascertain the position of the UNHRC Africa Group
as well, and said her government’s stance would be influenced
by the nature of the language crafted into the resolution on
Sudan later this month in Geneva. The Philippine government
generally prefers that country-specific UN resolutions have
the “active engagement of the country involved,” Lorasantos
said.
KENNEY

   

 

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