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Cablegate: Czechs Lean Toward Supporting Resolution On

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DE RUEHPG #1116 2741148
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 011148Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9674
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS PRAGUE 001116

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

EUR/NCE FOR ALEX TRATENSEK, IO/RHS FOR LINDA LUM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC UN PHUM KWMN SOCI EU EZ
SUBJECT: CZECHS LEAN TOWARD SUPPORTING RESOLUTION ON
"CONDEMNING THE USE OF RAPE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE
POLICY"

REF: STATE 135255

(SBU) Czech Director of Human Rights and Transition Policy,
Gabriella Dlouha noted that this proposed resolution was
shared at the last EU Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM)
meeting and it generated a fair bit of interest with several
EU member states. She commented that the Czechs were
particularly interested in this resolution because it draws
attention to the situation in Burma. Dlouha stated that this
resolution will be discussed in greater depth at the next
COHOM meeting on October 9 and 10 with the aim of forming an
EU consensus in support of the resolution. If no EU
consensus is reached, Dlouha indicated that the Czech
Republic would be willing to discuss bilateral support.
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