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According to diplomats and observers, Canada was the lone holdout Sunday evening and Monday, as the council tried to reach a compromise on the renewal of mandates for its human rights rapporteurs.

Ottawa finally agreed to the deal, in which country mandates were renewed for North Korea, Haiti, Liberia and Burma, among others, after it was agreed that Belarus and Cuba would be subject to periodic review of their records, much the same as every other nation.

The special rapporteur for Palestinian territories, however, is in effect “until the end of the Israeli occupation,” according to a U.N. mandate.