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(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms ( continued)*
(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives ( continued)*
* Items which the Committee has decided to consider together.
(e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (continued )*
In the absence of Mr. Kuchinsky (Ukraine), Ms. Astanah Banu (Malaysia), Vice-Chairman, took the Chair .
The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.
Agenda item 105: Human rights questions (continued) (A/59/225, 371 and 425)
(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued ) (A/59/255, 319, 320, 323, 327, 328, 341, 360, 366, 377, 385, 401-404, 422, 428, 432, 436 and 525)
(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (continued) (A/59/256, 269, 311, 316, 340, 352, 367, 370,
378, 389 and 413; A/C.3/59/3)
(e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
51. Mr. Hyassat (Jordan) ...
53. His delegation had noted with deep concern the critical situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, owing to the ongoing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law by the Israeli Government, described in the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 (A/59/256). Israel was obliged to abide by human-rights law in the occupied Palestinian territories and not merely by international humanitarian law, as established in numerous decisions of regional and international human-rights bodies and courts. The International Court of Justice had emphasized that conclusion in its advisory opinion on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the occupied Palestinian territory.
54. Jordan called on the Israeli Government to fulfil its obligations in accordance with international law, because it believed that ending the violations, and the violence in general, would create the conditions to achieve a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions and agreements.
The meeting rose at 5.35 p.m.
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