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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Economic and Social Council
E/CN.4/S-5/5
E/2000/112

19 October 2000

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Report of the Fifth Special Session
(17-19 October 2000)


ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Official Records, 2000


Supplement No. 22


Contents

Chapter
Paragraphs
Page
I. Draft decision recommended for adoption by the Economic and Social Council
4
II. Resolution adopted by the Commission at its fifth special session
4
III. Organization of the work of the session
1 - 19
7
    A. Opening and duration of the session
    B. Attendance
    C. Officers
    D. Agenda
    E. Organization of work
    F. Resolution and documentation
    G. Concluding remarks
6 - 7
8
9
10 - 11
12 - 16
17 - 18
19
7
7
8
8
8
8
9
IV. Letter dated 3 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
20 - 40
9
V. Report of the Commission to the Economic and Social Council on the fifth special session
41
12
Annexes
I. Agenda
II. Attendance
III. Administrative and programme budget implications of resolution S-5/1 adopted by the Commission at its fifth special session
13
14
22
IV. List of documents issues for the fifth special session of the Commission
23


I. Draft decision recommended for adoption by the Economic and Social Council

Grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel

The Economic and Social Council, taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution S-5/1 of 19 October 2000, endorses the Commission's decisions:

(a) To establish, on an urgent basis, a human rights inquiry commission, whose membership should be based on the principles of independence and objectivity, to gather and compile information on violations of human rights and acts which constitute grave breaches of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power in the occupied Palestinian territories and to provide the Commission with its conclusions and recommendations, with the aim of preventing the repetition of the recent human rights violations;

(b) To request the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to undertake an urgent visit to the occupied Palestinian territories to take stock of the violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying Power, to facilitate the activities of the mechanisms of the Commission in implementation of the present resolution, to keep the Commission informed of developments and to report to the Commission at its fifty-seventh session and, on an interim basis, to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session;

(c) To request the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to carry out immediate missions to the occupied Palestinian territories and to report the findings to the Commission at its fifty-seventh session and, on an interim basis, to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session.


II. Resolution adopted by the Commission at its fifth special session

S-5/1. Grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel

The Commission on Human Rights,

Meeting in special session,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the various provisions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,
Recalling Security Council resolutions 476 (1980) of 30 June 1980, 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980, 672 (1990) of 12 October 1990 and 1073 (1996) of 28 September 1996, and taking note of Council resolution 1322 (2000) of 7 October 2000,

Recalling also its previous resolutions on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, the most recent of which was resolution 2000/6 of 17 April 2000,

Taking note of the report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. Giorgio Giacomelli (E/CN.4/S-5/3), submitted on 17 October 2000, regarding his mission undertaken in accordance with Commission resolution 1993/2 A of 19 February 1993,

Condemning the provocative visit to Al-Haram al-Sharif on 28 September 2000 by Ariel Sharon, the Likud party leader, which triggered the tragic events that followed in occupied East Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories, resulting in a high number of deaths and injuries among Palestinian civilians,

Gravely concerned at the widespread, systematic and gross violations of human rights perpetrated by me Israeli occupying Power, in particular mass killings and collective punishments, such as demolition of houses and closure of the Palestinian territories, measures which constitute war crimes, flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and crimes against humanity,

Taking into account the principles of international law and international humanitarian law, particularly the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949 and Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 1977, and the Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials of 1990, which prescribe that such officials should, inter alia, "minimize damage and injury, and respect and preserve human life" and "ensure that firearms are used only in appropriate circumstances in a manner likely to decrease the risk of unnecessary harm",

Bearing in mind the outcome of the Sharm el Sheikh summit of 17 October 2000,

1. Strongly condemns the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force in violation of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power against innocent and unarmed Palestinian civilians, causing the death of 120 civilians, including many children, in the occupied territories, which constitutes a flagrant and grave violation of the right to life and also constitutes a war crime and a crime against humanity;

2. Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to put an immediate end to any use of force against unarmed civilians and to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War;

3. Calls upon the international community to take immediate effective measures to secure the cessation of violence by the Israeli occupying Power and to put an end to the ongoing violations of human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories;

4. Affirms that the Israeli military occupation in itself constitutes a grave violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people;

5. Also affirms that the deliberate and systematic killing of civilians and children by the Israeli occupying authorities constitutes a flagrant and grave violation of the right to life and also constitutes a crime against humanity;

6. Decides:

(a) To establish, on an urgent basis, a human rights inquiry commission, whose membership should be based on the principles of independence and objectivity, to gather and compile information on violations of human rights and acts which constitute grave breaches of international humanitarian law by the Israeli occupying Power in the occupied Palestinian territories and to provide the Commission with its conclusions and recommendations, with the aim of preventing the repetition of the recent human rights violations;

(b) To request the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to undertake an urgent visit to the occupied Palestinian territories to take stock of the violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying Power, to facilitate the activities of the mechanisms of the Commission in implementation of me present resolution, to keep it informed of developments and to report to the Commission at its fifty-seventh session and, on an interim basis, to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session;

(c) To request the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, the Special Rapporteur on the question of torture, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, the Special Rapporteur on religious intolerance, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to carry out immediate missions to the occupied Palestinian territories and to report the findings to the Commission at its fifty-seventh session and, on an interim basis, to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session;

(d) To request the High Commissioner to bring the present resolution to the attention of the Government of Israel and all other Governments, the competent United Nations organs, the specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations and international humanitarian organizations, to ensure me widest possible dissemination of the text of the resolution and to report on its implementation by the Government of Israel to the Commission at its next session;

7. Decides to consider this question at its fifty-seventh session under item 8 of its provisional agenda, as a matter of high priority;

8. Requests the Economic and Social Council to meet on an urgent basis in order to act on the proposals contained in the present resolution.

6th meeting 19 October 2000
[Adopted by a roll-call vote of 19 votes to 16, with 17 abstentions. See chap. IV.]


III. Organization of the work of the session

1. The Economic and Social Council, in its resolution 1990/48 of 25 May 1990, authorized the Commission on Human Rights to meet exceptionally between its regular sessions, provided that a majority of the members of the Commission so agreed.

2. The Economic and Social Council, by its decision 1993/286 of 28 July 1993, adopted at its substantive session the "Procedure for special sessions of the Commission on Human Rights".

3. By a letter dated 3 October 2000, addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva, on behalf of the Council of Arab Permanent Representatives, Members of the League of Arab States, requested that a special session of the Commission be convened "to discuss the grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupying Power".

4. Pursuant to Economic and Social Council decision 1993/286, the States members of the Commission were requested, by a note verbale dated 4 October 2000, to indicate their wishes in regard to the request of me Government of Algeria, with a view to ascertaining whether the majority of the members agreed to the holding of a special session. By the deadline on 10 October 2000, me following States members of the Commission had indicated their agreement: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Zambia.

5. As the majority of the States members were in agreement, the High Commissioner convened the fifth special session of the Commission from 17 to 19 October 2000.

A. Opening and duration of the session

6. The Commission held its fifth special session at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 17 to 19 October 2000. It held six meetings (E/CN.4/S-5/SR.1-6) 1/ during the session.

7. The fifth special session was opened by Mr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada (Nepal), Chairperson of the Commission at its fifty-sixth session.

B. Attendance

8. The session was attended by representatives of States members of the Commission, by observers for other States Members of me United Nations, by observers for non-member States and Palestine, by representatives of United Nations bodies and the specialized agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations, and by observers for other entities and non-governmental organizations. An attendance list is given in annex II to the present report.

C. Officers

9. At its fifty-sixth session, the Commission had elected the following officers, who also served as officers for the fifth special session of the Commission:
D. Agenda
10. At its 1st meeting, on 17 October 2000, the Commission had before it the provisional agenda of the fifth special session (E/CN.4/S-5/1 and Add.1), drawn up in accordance with rule 5 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council.

11. The agenda was adopted without a vote. For the text, see annex I to the present report.

E. Organization of work

12. At its 1st meeting, the Commission considered the organization of its work.

13. The Commission accepted the recommendation of its officers regarding limitation of the frequency and duration of statements. Members of the Commission and all observers, including States, international organizations, other entities and non-governmental organizations, were limited to one statement of 10 minutes. In me case of joint statements by States or non-governmental organizations, more time, within reasonable limits, would be given to the speakers. If, after a collective statement exceeding 10 minutes, some States wished to take the floor again, they would be given half the time normally accorded. However, if a collective statement did not exceed 10 minutes, those States wishing to take the floor again could use the time normally allotted to them, that is, up to 10 minutes.

14. The Commission followed me practice established at its previous special sessions, whereby the requirement stipulated in rule 52 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council that proposals and substantive amendments be discussed or put to the vote no earlier than 24 hours after copies had been circulated to all members, was waived.

15. The Commission accepted the recommendation that, with regard to rights of reply, a limitation of two replies per delegation for me entire session, five minutes for the first and three minutes for the second, would be observed.

16. The Commission also accepted the recommendation that all other rules and practices of the Commission with regard to the conduct of business should continue to apply.

F. Resolution and documentation

17. Resolution S-5/1, adopted by the Commission at its fifth special session, is reproduced in chapter II of the present report. A draft decision for action by the Economic and Social Council is set out in chapter I.

18. Annex III to the present report contains a statement regarding the administrative and programme budget implications of resolution S-5/1. Annex IV contains a list of documents issued for this session of the Commission.

G. Concluding remarks

19. At the 6th meeting, on 19 October 2000, concluding remarks were made by the following speakers:
IV. Letter dated 3 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria
to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

20. The Commission considered agenda item 3 at its 1 st to 6th meetings, from 17 to 19 October 2000.

21. At the 1st meeting, on 17 October 2000, Ms. Mary Robinson, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, made a statement.

22. Also at the 1st meeting, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967, Mr. Giorgio Giacomelli, made a statement introducing his mission report (E/CN.4/S-5/3).

23. At the same meeting, the representative of Tunisia (on behalf of the League of Arab States) made a statement with regard to the request contained in the letter dated 3 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
(E/CN.4/S-5/2).

24. In the general debate on item 3, statements 2/ were made by the following members of the Commission: Argentina (3rd), Bangladesh (1st), Botswana (3rd), Brazil (3rd), Canada (3rd), Chile (3rd), China (1st), Cuba (1st), Ecuador (3rd), El Salvador (4th), France (on behalf of the) European Union; Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey aligned themselves with the statement) (3rd), Guatemala (3rd), India (3rd), Indonesia (on behalf of the Group of Asian States (1st) and on its own behalf (2nd)), Japan (2nd). Latvia (3rd), Morocco (3rd), Niger (3rd), Nigeria (on behalf of the Group of African States) (4th), Norway (4th), Pakistan (4th), Qatar (3rd), Republic of Korea (3rd), Russian Federation (4th), Senegal (1st), Sri Lanka (2nd), Sudan (3rd), Tunisia (3rd), United States of America (1st), Venezuela (on behalf of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States) (3rd).

25. The Commission also heard statements by the following observers: Algeria (1st), Australia (2nd), Bahrain (3rd), Belize (4th), Brunei Darussalam (4th), Democratic People's Republic of Korea (4th), Egypt (2nd), Guinea (4th), Iraq (1st), Iran (Islamic Republic of) (3rd), Israel (1st, 2nd and 3rd), Jordan (3rd), Kuwait (1st), Lebanon (3rd), Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (3rd), Malaysia (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (1st) and on its own behalf (4th), Mauritania (4th), New Zealand (4th), Oman (3rd), Saudi Arabia (1st), South Africa (4th), Syrian Arab Republic (1st), Turkey (3rd), United Arab Emirates (2nd), Viet Nam (4th), Yemen (3rd).

26. The observer for Palestine made statements (1st and 3rd).

27. The observers for the Holy See (3rd) and Switzerland (1st) also made statements.

28. Statements were made by the observers for the League of Arab States (4th) and the Organization of the Islamic Conference (3rd).

29. A statement was also made by the representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (4th).

30. The Commission also heard statements by observers for the following non-governmental organizations: African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (4th), Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man (4th), American Jewish Committee (2nd), Amnesty International (2nd), Arab Organization for Human Rights (2nd), Association for World Education (2nd), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (2nd), Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches (2nd), General Arab Women Federation (2nd), Habitat International Coalition (4th), Indian Movement "Tupaj Amaru" (4th), International Commission of Jurists (2nd), International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (2nd), International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples (4th), International Young Catholic Students (4th), MADRE, Inc. (2nd), North South XXI (2nd), Union of Arab Jurists (2nd), War Resistors' International (2nd), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (2nd), World Jewish Congress (joint statement with International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists) (2nd), World Federation of Democratic Youth (4th), World Organization against Torture (2nd), World Union for Progressive Judaism (4th).

31. Statements in exercise of the equivalent to the right of reply were made by the observers for Israel (4th) and Lebanon (4th).

Grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel

32. At the 5th meeting, on 19 October 2000, the representative of Tunisia introduced draft resolution E/CN.4/S-5/L.2/Rev.l, sponsored by Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Cuba, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, the Sudan, Tunisia, Turkey, me United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

33. At the request of the representative of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, supported by the representatives of Tunisia and Venezuela, the Chairperson suspended consideration of the draft resolution.

34. At the 6th meeting, on the same day, the Commission resumed consideration of the draft resolution.

35. Statements in connection with the draft resolution were made by the representatives of Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference) and Tunisia.

36. In accordance with rule 28 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council, the attention of the Commission was drawn to the estimated administrative and programme budget implications 3/ of the draft resolution.

37. At the request of the representative of the United States of America, a roll-call vote was taken on the draft resolution, which was adopted by 19 votes to 16, with 17 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Venezuela.

Against: Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America.

Abstaining: Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Congo, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Zambia.

38. Statements in explanation of vote after the vote were made by the representatives of Argentina, Burundi, Canada, Chile, France (on behalf of the European Union; the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and Romania aligned themselves with the statement), Guatemala, India, Japan, Nepal, Norway, Mauritius, Republic of the Congo and the United States of America.

39. After the adoption of the resolution, statements in connection with the adopted resolution were made by the observers for Israel and Palestine.

40. For the text of the resolution as adopted, see chapter II, resolution S-5/1.

V. Report of the Commission to the Economic and Social Council on the fifth special session

41. At the 6th meeting, on 19 October 2000, the Commission considered the draft report on the work of the fifth special session (E/CN.4/S-5/L.1 and Add. 1). The draft report was adopted ad referendum sad the Commission decided to entrust the Rapporteur with its finalization.


ANNEXES

Annex l

Agenda

1. Adoption of the agenda.

2. Organization of work.

3. Letter dated 3 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

4. Report to the Economic and Social Council on me fifth special session.


Annex II

Attendance

Members


Argentina
Mr. Leandro Despouy, Ms. Norma Nascimbene de Dumont, Mr. Sergio Cerda

Bangladesh
Mr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, Ms. Ismat Jahan, Mr. Md. Sufiur Rahman

Bhutan
Mr. Bap Kesang, Ms. Pema Choden, Mr. Sherab Tenzim, Mr. Ugyen Tshewang

Botswana
Ms. Nobantu Kalake

Brazil
Mr. Celso L.N. Amorim, Mr. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Mr. Fernando Apparício, Mr. Alexandre Peña Ghisleni

Burundi
Mr. Adolphe Nahayo

Canada
Ms. Marie Gervais-Vidricaire, Mr. Steve Hibbard, Ms. Deborah Chatsis, Ms. Anna Kapellas

Chile
Mr. Juan Enrique Vega, Mr. Alejandro Salinas, Mr. Pedro Oyarce, Mr. Luis Maurelia

China
Mr. Li Enheng, Mr. Liu Xinsheng, Mr. Ren Yisheng, Mr. Tian Lixiao, Mr. Zhang Changwei

Colombia
Mr. Camilo Reyes Rodriguez, Mr. Harold Sandoval Bemal

Cuba
Mr.Carlos Amat Forés, Mr. Jorge Iván Mora Godoy, Mr. Antonio Alonso Menéndez, Mr. Jorge Ferrer Rodríguez

Czech Republic
Mr. Miroslav Somol, Mr. Petr Hladík, Ms. Ivana Schellongová

Ecuador
Mr. Roberto Betancourt-Ruales, Mr. José Valencia

El Salvador
Mr. Victor Manuel Lagos Pizzati; Mr, Mario Castro Grande

France
Mr. Philippe Petit, Mr. Hervé Magro, Mr. Jean-Philippe Charlemagne

Germany
Mr. Walter LeWalter, Mr. Klaus Metscher, Mr. Robert Dieter, Mr. Thomas Bittner, Mr. Dominic Krist, Ms. Gabriele Steinfatt

Guatemala
Mr. Antonio Arenales-Fomo, Ms. Carla Rodríguez-Mancía

India
Ms. Savitri Kunadi; Mr. Sharat Sabharwal, Mr. R.N. Prasad

Indonesia
Mr. Nugroho Wisnumurti, Mr. Susanto Sutoyo, Mr. Primanto Hendrasmoro, Mr. I. Gusti A.W. Puja, Mr. Muhammad Anshor

Italy
Mr. Claudio Moreno, Mr. Massimo Leggeri, Mr. Giuseppe Calvetta, Mr. Pietro Prosperi

Japan
Mr. Koichi Haraguchi, Mr. Makoto Katsura, Mr. Masaru Watanabe, Mr. Akira Chiba, Mr. Tadashi Fujiwara, Mr. Takeshi Seto, Ms. Naoko Maeda

Latvia
Mr. Janis Karklins, Mr. Raimonds Jansons

Luxembourg
Ms. Michèle Pranchère-Tomassini

Madagascar
Mr. Maxime Zafera, Ms. Clarah Andrianjaka, Mr. Koraiche Allaouidine

Mauritius
Mr. Dhurmahdass Baichoo,Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady, Mr. Ravindranath Sawmy,
Ms. Shiu Ching Young Kim Fat

Mexico
Ms. Perla Carvalho, Mr. Arturo Hernández Basave, Mr. Alejandro Negrin Muñoz

Morocco
Mr. Nacer Benjelloun-Touimi, Ms. Jalila Houmane, Mr. Lofti Bouchaara

Nepal
Mr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada, Mr. Nabin Bahadur Shrestha, Mr. Suresh Man Shrestha, Mr. Pushpa Raj Bhattarai

Niger
Mr. Adamou Seydou

Nigeria
Mr. P.I. Ayewoh

Norway
Mr. Björn Skogmo, Mr. Roald Næss, Mr. Sven Seyje, Ms. Ingrid M. Sylow

Pakistan
Mr. Malik Azhar Ellahi, Mr. Imtiaz Hussain, Mr. Zahid Hussain Bukhari, Ms. Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Mr. Farrukh Iqbal Khan

Peru
Mr. Jorge Voto-Bernales, Luis Enrique Chavez Basagoitia, Mr. Gonzalo Guillén Béker

Philippines
Mr. Samuel T. Ramel, Mr. Denis Y. Lepatan, Ms. Maria Teresa C. Lepatan, Ms. Elvira L. Maaghop

Poland
Mr. Tomasz Knothe, Ms. Anna Grupinska, Ms. Krystyna Zurek, Mr. Jerzy Baurski

Portugal
Mr.Alvaro deMendonça e Moura, Mr. José Jú1io Pereira Gbmes, Mr. Luis Filipe Faro Ramos

Qatar
Mr. Fahad Awaida Al-Thani, Mr. Abdulla Hussein Jaber, Mr. Mohamed Ali Al-Malki

Republic of Korea
Mr. Man-soon Chang, Mr. Byung-se Yun, Mr. Gil-sou Shin, Mr. Kang-il Hu

Republic of the Congo
Mr. Justin Biabaroh-Iboro, Ms. Delphine Bikouta

Romania
Ms. Anda-Cristina Filip, Mr. Alexandru Farcas, Mr. Florin Ciolacu, Mr. Anton Pacuretu

Russian Federation
Mr. Vasily Sidorbv, Mr. Yuri Boichenko, Mr. Alexander Zasypkin, Mr. Victor Meshkov, Mr. Grigory Lukiyantsev, Mr. Vladimir Dolgoborodov, Mr. Vassily Kuleshov, Ms. Yulia Gusynina

Rwanda
Mr. Canisius Kananura

Senegal
Mr. Ibou Ndiaye, Mr. Diégane Samba Thioune, Mr. Abdoulaye Dieye, Mr. Mamadou Diongue, Mr. Papa Diop

Spain
Mr. Joaquín Pérez-Villanueva y Tovar, Mr. Iñigo de Palacio España

Sri Lanka
Mr. Sudantha S. Ganegama-Arachchi, Mr. A. Saj U. Mendis

Sudan
Mr. Ibrahim Mirghani Ibrahim, Mr. Omer M.A. Siddig, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Abdalla, Mr. Christopher Leonardo Jeda

Swaziland
Mr. Albert H.N, Shabangu, Mr. Clifford S. Mamba

Tunisia
Mr. Hatem Ben Salem, Mr. Mohamed Samir Koubaa, Mr. Raouf Chatty, Ms. Chiraz Ben Abdallah

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Mr. Simon W.J. Fuller, Mr. Derek A.R.Walton, Mr. Kevin D. Lyne, Mr. Paul Bentall

United States of America
Ms. Nancy H. Rubin, Mr. E. Michael Southwick, Mr. James B. Foley, Ms. Pamela E. Holmes, Mr. Michael Peay, Mr. Howard Perlow, Ms. Cheryl Sim, Mr. Steven Solomon, Mr. Steven Wagenseil

Venezuela
Mr. Werner Corrales Leal, Mr. Victor Rodríguez Cedeño, Mr. Alfredo Michelena, Mr. Vladimir González Villaparedes, Ms. María Eugenia Moreno

Zambia
Ms. Irene B. Fundafunda, Ms. E.T. Sinjela


State Members of the United Nations represented by observers

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Egypt
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Finland
Georgia
Ghana
Greece
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritania
Mongolia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Oman
Panama
Republic of Moldova
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Sweden
Syrian Arab Republic
Thailand
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Republic of Tanzania
Uruguay
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zimbabwe
Non-member States of the United Nations represented by observers

Holy See, Switzerland
Other observers

Palestine
United Nations bodies

United Nations Children's Fund
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Population Fund


Commission on Human Rights mechanisms

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967


Intergovernmental organizations
European Union
Organization of African Unity
League of Arab States
Organization of the Islamic Conference

Other entities

International Committee of the Red Cross

Non-governmental organizations

General consultative status
Caritas Intemationalis (International Confederation of Catholic Charities)
Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches
Europe-Third World Centre
Franciscans International
International Association for Religious Freedom
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations
Muslim World League
World Confederation of Labour
World Federation of Democratic Youth
World Federation of Trade Unions
World Muslim Congress


Special consultative status
Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man
African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters
All India Women's Conference
American Jewish Committee, The
Amnesty International
Arab Organization for Human Rights
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers)
General Arab Women Federation
Indian Movement, "Tupaj Amaru"
Interfaith International
International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
International Catholic Migration Commission
International Commission of Jurists
International Council of Jewish Women
International Federation of Human Rights Leagues
International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples
International Organization for the Development of Freedom of Education
International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
International Service for Human Rights
International Young Catholic Students
MADRE, Inc.
Marangopoulos Foundation for Human Rights
New Humanity
North South XXI
Salvation Army, The
Union of Arab Jurists
War Resisters' International
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's International Zionist Organization
World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women
World Jewish Congress
World Movement of Mothers
World Organization against Torture
World Union of Catholic Women's Organizations


Roster
Association for World Education
Association of World Citizens
Movement against Racism and for
Friendship among Peoples
World Union for Progressive Judaism


Annex III

Administrative and programme budget implications of
resolution S-5/1 adopted by the Commission at its fifth special session


At its 6th meeting, on 19 October 2000, the Commission adopted resolution S-5/1. The administrative and programme budget implications will be published in an addendum to the present report.

Annex IV

List of documents issued for the fifth special session of the Commission

Documents issued in the general series


SymbolAgenda item
E/CN.4/S-5/11Provisional agenda: note by the Secretary-General
E/CN.4/S-5/1/Add.11Annotations to the provisional agenda prepared by the Secretary-General
E/CN.4/S-5/23Letter dated 3 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
E/CN.4/S-5/33Mission report on Israel's violations of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, submitted by Mr. Giorgio Giacomelli, Special Rapporteur
E/CN.4/S-5-4Letter dated 19 October 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office at Geneva addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Documents issued in the limited series
E/CN.4/S-5/L.1 and Add.l 4Draft report of the fifth special session of the Commission
E/CN.4/S-5/L.2/Rev.l 3Grave and massive violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel: draft resolution
Documents issued in the non-governmental organizations series
E/CN.4/S-5/NGO/13Written statement submitted by the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, a non-governmental organization in general consultative status

Notes

1/ Summary records of each of the meetings are subject to correction. They are considered final with the issuance of a consolidated corrigendum (E/CN.4/S-5/SR.l-6/Corrigendum).

2/ The number in parentheses following the name of a State or organization denotes the number of the meeting at which the statement was made.

3/ Annex III contains the estimated administrative and programme budget implications of the Commission resolution.


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