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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)*
(e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (continued )*
*Items which the Committee has decided to consider together.*
The meeting was called to order at 2.35 p.m.
Agenda item 71: Human rights questions (continued ) (A/60/40, 44, 129, 336, 392 and 408)
(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued ) (A/60/134, 266, 272, 286, 299, 301 and Add.1, 305, 321, 326, 333, 338 and Corr.1, 339 and Corr.1, 340, 348, 350, 353, 357, 374, 384, 392, 399 and 431; A/C.3/60/3)
(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (continued ) (A/60/221, 271, 306, 324, 349, 354, 356, 359, 367, 370, 395 and 422; A/C.3/60/2)
(e) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ( continued) (A/60/36 and 343)
36. Mr. Al-Enezi (Kuwait) ...
38. The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 (A/60/271), and the report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on th issue of Palestinian pregnant women giving birth at Israeli checkpoints (A/60/324) both provided clear evidence of the suffering of the Palestinian people and the continuing violation of human rights by the Israeli authorities.
44. Mr. Westmoreland (Malaysia) ...
45. He agreed with the view that the right development was a right to a particular process of development in which all human rights could be fully realized. In effect, the realization of all those interdependent rights depended on people’s access to the goods and services necessary for the enjoyment of those rights. It was impossible to ignore the plight of the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and the blatant violations of human rights perpetrated by the occupying forces. The international community should give its urgent attention to the inhumane treatment inflicted upon the Palestinians, especially women and children. The focus of attention on Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza had allowed Israel to continue building the separation wall in Palestinian territory, the expansion of settlements and the de-Palestinization of Jerusalem with virtually no criticism.
46. The Government of Israel had paid no heed to the International Court of Justice’s advisory opinion that the separation wall was contrary to international law and that construction on it should cease. The wall had serious consequences for Palestinians who were separated from their agricultural land and forced to leave the homes they had occupied for generations. Regrettably, little effort had been made by the international community to compel Israel to comply with its legal obligations. His delegation urged the more influential Member States to do their utmost to persuade Israel to put an immediate end to the violations of Palestinians’ human rights.
The meeting rose at 5.20 p.m.
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