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4 March 1969

7 (XXV). Question of human rights arising out of
hostilities in the Middle East 22/

The Commission on Human Rights

Deeply concerned at the conflict affecting the Middle East, which continues to constitute an explosive factor that might spark off a universal conflagration, and at its consequences for the civil populations,

Aware of its legal and moral obligation to foster universal respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms, to promote conditions which guarantee such respect and to eliminate harm and suffering which constitute an affront to civilization.

Makes a fervent appeal to all Governments, their peoples and world public opinion to spare no efforts to ensure a peaceful settlement of the conflict affecting the Middle East through respect for the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and through the implementation of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, in particular resolution 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967, and, meanwhile, to ensure in that region respect for the fundamental rights of all human beings which will greatly contribute in creating conditions for the restoration of peace.


22/ Adopted at the 1015th meeting on 4 March 1969, see para. 228 above.

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