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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/62/332
12 September 2007

Sixty-second session
Item 34 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories


Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,
to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories

Report of the Secretary-General

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 61/117 of 14 December 2006, the operative part of which reads as follows:

2. On 14 May 2007, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Government of Israel, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the above-mentioned resolution, that the Government of Israel inform him of any steps it had taken, or envisaged taking, concerning the implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolution.


3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present report.

4. On 14 May 2007, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to all permanent missions, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the above-mentioned resolution, that Governments inform him of any steps they had taken, or envisaged taking, concerning the implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolution. Replies were received from the Permanent Mission of Cuba on 10 July 2007; from the Permanent Mission of Japan on 27 July 2007; and from the Permanent Mission of Argentina on 3 August 2007.




* A/62/150


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