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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/1996/SR.50
26 April 1996

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-second session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 50th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Thursday, 18 April 1996, at 6 p.m.

Chairperson : Mr. VASSYLENKO (Ukraine)

later: Mr. MBA ALLO (Gabon)
(Vice-Chairman)

CONTENTS

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QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES, ...

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This record is subject to correction.

Corrections should be submitted in one of the working languages. They should be set forth in a memorandum and also incorporated in a copy of the record. They should be sent within one week of the date of this document to the Official Records Editing Section, room E.4108, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Any corrections to the records of the public meetings of the Commission at this session will be consolidated in a single corrigendum, to be issued shortly after the end of the session.

In the absence of Mr. Vergne Saboia (Brazil), Mr. Vassylenko (Ukraine), Vice-Chairman, took the Chair.

The meeting was called to order at 6.05 p.m.

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QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES, INCLUDING:

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76. Mr. EL KHAZEN (Observer for Lebanon) said that Israel's bombardment of his country since 11 April 1996 had not only undermined the peace process but also constituted savage aggression, and noted that resistance to Israeli occupation was due to that country's failure to implement international decisions and resolutions.

77. The Lebanese Government could not prevent resistance to occupation, and had repeatedly stated that it was prepared to maintain security and order in southern Lebanon provided that Israel withdrew and implemented Security Council resolution 485 (1981). The Israeli representative's statement was a shameful challenge to the international community and Commission on Human Rights. By its attacks on Lebanon, Israel had violated human rights, international law and the Geneva Conventions.

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The meeting rose at 9.05 p.m.


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