Follow UNISPAL Twitter RSS
Summary record of the 43rd meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 11 November 2002, at 10 a.m.
Chairman: Ms. Leyton (Vice-Chairperson) ..................................... (Chile)
Agenda item 109: Human rights questions (continued)
(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 )
In the absence of Mr. Wenaweser (Liechtenstein), Ms. Leyton (Chile), Vice Chairperson, took the Chair.
The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.
(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued ) (A/57/134, A/57/138, A/57/140, A/57/182, A/57/205 and Add.1, A/57/274, A/57/275, A/57/277, A/57/283, A/57/311 and Add.1, A/57/323, A/57/356, A/57/357, A/57/369, A/57/371, A/57/384, A/57/385, A/57/394, A/57/446, A/57/458-S/2002/1125, A/57/484, A/C.3/57/7)
(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (continued ) (A/57/230, A/57/284, A/57/290 and Corr.1, A/57/292, A/57/309, A/57/325, A/57/326, A/57/345, A/57/349, A/57/366 and Add.1, A/57/433, A/57/437, A/C.3/57/5)
(d) Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ( continued)(A/57/36, A/57/464)
13. Ms. Al Haj Ali (Syrian Arab Republic) ...
15. Turning to the various reports under consideration and referring, first of all, to paragraph 26 of the report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/57/36), she said that the international community must take the measures imposed by the Israeli authorities’ refusal to authorize the High Commissioner to visit the occupied Palestinian territories in order to investigate the human rights situation. Certain new views expressed in the report warranted more detailed discussion. Her delegation welcomed the frankness and objectivity displayed in the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 (A/57/366), in which he courageously reported the Israeli occupation forces’ violations of the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people. It had also studied the report of the Secretary-General on the effective implementation of international human rights instruments, including reporting obligations under international instruments on human rights (A/57/476) and considered that the dialogue among the States parties to those instruments on issues raised therein should be continued.
The meeting rose at 11.10 a.m.
This record is subject to correction. Corrections should be sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned within one week of the date of publication to the Chief of the Official Records Editing Section, room DC2-750, 2 United Nations Plaza, and incorporated in a copy of the record.
Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.