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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/10/NGO/58
4 March 2009

ENGLISH ONLY

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Tenth session
Agenda item 4


HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATIONS THAT REQUIRE
THE COUNCIL’S ATTENTION

Written statement* submitted by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS),
a non-governmental organization in special consultative status


The Secretary-General has received the following written statement which is circulated in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31.

[13 February 2009]


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Accountability and Civilian Protection within Armed Conflicts of the Middle East

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies would like to express its concern over disregard for the protection of civilians demonstrated by governments and armed militias involved in armed conflicts within the Arab region.

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/... The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies would like to call2 the attention of the Human Rights Council and UN member states to the insufficient and highly selective manner in which the international community has carried out their Article 1 obligation to "ensure respect" for the Geneva Conventions and the protection of civilians during armed conflicts throughout the Arab region.

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The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies proposes the following recommendations to the Human Rights Council:
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Notes

1Statement of Special Raporteur for the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967 for presentation to the Special Session of the Human Rights council on the situation in the Gaza Strip, 9 January 2009.

2 See CIHRS written intervention A/HRC/4/NGO/59, March 7, 2007.


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