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Summary record of the 27th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Friday, 23 October 2009, at 3 p.m.
Chairperson: Mr. Penke ....................................................................................... (Latvia)
Agenda item 69: Promotion and protection of human rights (continued)
(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms ( continued)
1. Ms. Manjoo (Special Rapporteur on violence against women), ...
3. She recalled that her predecessor, in the context of Human Rights Council resolution S-9/1 on the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip, had reviewed the situation of violence against women in those areas in the aftermath of the Israeli military attacks. In that regard she noted that the effects on women of a patriarchal society were exacerbated by the pressures of occupation.
12. Ms. Halabi (Syrian Arab Republic) asked for the Special Rapporteur’s opinion on how to address the problem of human rights violations and impunity on the part of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including the Gaza Strip, and whether some mechanism should be created in that regard. She asked whether the Special Rapporteur would in the future report on the specific situation of violence against women in those territories as well as other occupied territories, including the Syrian Golan.
23. Ms. Manjoo (Special Rapporteur on violence against women) ...
26. Replying to the delegate of the Syrian Arab Republic, she said that she would continue to report on the situation of women in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the occupied Syrian Golan but recalled that her mandate had sufficient resources for only two missions a year. She reiterated that occupation exacerbated violence against women; further study of the effects of conflict and post-conflict situations on women, including situations of occupation was needed.
The meeting rose at 6.05 p.m.
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