06MOSCOW6306, MFA ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MOSCOW6306 2006-06-13 10:19 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0034
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #6306 1641019
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 131019Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7530
INFO RUEHXD/MOSCOW POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 4857
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0233

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 006306 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/13/2016 
TAGS: PHUM PREL RS
SUBJECT: MFA ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 
 
REF: A) STATE 94561 B) MOSCOW 5760 
 
Classified By: Political-Minister Counselor Kirk Augustine. 
Reasons 1.4 (b and d). 
 
1.  (C) Deputy Political Minister-Counselor delivered ref A 
points to Mikhail Lebedev, Acting Director of the MFA 
Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, on 
June 13.  Lebedev said the GOR's position on the agenda for 
the first meeting of the UN Human Rights Council was close to 
that of the U.S.  The GOR and U.S. differed slightly on the 
elimination of the Sub-Commission for Human Rights, but 
Lebedev said the GOR was open to consultations through its 
mission in Geneva. 
 
2.  (C) Deputy Poltical Minister-Counselor stressed that the 
U.S. opposed adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of 
Indigenous Peoples, especially as there was no consensus. 
Lebedev said the GOR agreed, and it did not want to see the 
Council act "impulsively" in creating new obligations for 
member states.  Some clauses in the document were far beyond 
what the GOR was prepared to support and could undermine 
efforts it was already taking to address some of the most 
pressing issues facing its indigenous peoples. 
BURNS

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