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Cablegate: Portugal Circulating Draft Resolution On

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLI #2525 2711017
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281017Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6307
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1493

UNCLAS LISBON 002525

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

IO/RHS (LUM), DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UN KWMN AORC PHUM SOCI EUN PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL CIRCULATING DRAFT RESOLUTION ON
"CONDEMNING THE USE OF RAPE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE
POLICY"

REF: SECSTATE 135255

Portuguese MFA Director for Human Rights Susana Vaz Patto
confirmed receipt of the draft resolution (reftel) from DAS
Barks-Ruggles during the U.S.-EU meeting on human rights in
Brussels on September 20. Vaz Patto has circulated the text
to EU Member States and is waiting for feedback from more
Member States before offering us the EU's position. She
added that the Portuguese Mission in New York would contact
the U.S. Mission with further information as soon as it
becomes available.
Hoffman

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