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UNITED
NATIONS
E

Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2002/SR.19
28 March 2002

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-eighth session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 19th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,

on Thursday, 28 March 2002, at 10 a.m.

Chairperson : Mr. JAKUBOWSKI (Poland)

CONTENTS


STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR SPECIAL AFFAIRS OF GEORGIA

STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF ANGOLA

STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

STATEMENT BY THE FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING:

(a) QUESTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN CYPRUS



The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.

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STATEMENT BY THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

25. Mr. KAVAN (Czech Republic) said ...

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31. The situation of Palestinian and Israeli civilians, who lived in daily fear of terror and violence, was another example. That conflict could not be solved by military means. There must be a political solution based on Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973) and on the principle of land for peace. Israel’s security needs must be fully respected and a democratic Palestinian State should be established and recognized.

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STATEMENT BY THE FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

38. Mr. LOSHCHININ (Russian Federation) said that ...

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46. It was important not to forget other important issues, such as the situation in the Middle East, the question of minorities and the fight against racism and racial discrimination. The international community would need to be united if the outcomes of the Durban Conference were to be implemented, and any policy of double standards must be rejected. The Commission had a role to play in that regard. Similarly, given the contradictory nature of the process of globalization, the main principles of the right to development must be formulated clearly. His delegation was also prepared to make suggestions concerning the integrity of the judicial system, an issue which the Commission should consider at its current session.

47. His Government was convinced that the protection of human rights could be a unifying factor in modern international relations. Without such unity, it would be difficult to achieve genuine progress in integrating human rights into all United Nations activities.

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The meeting rose at 1.05 p.m.

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