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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/5/21
7 August 2007

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Fifth session
11-18 June 2007
Agenda item 3


REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE FIFTH SESSION

OF THE COUNCIL*

Vice-President and Rapporteur: Mr. Mousa Burayzat (Jordan)








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* The format of the present report is based on the agenda and “Draft framework for a programme of work of the Human Rights Council for the first year” for the fifth session as adopted by the Council in its decisions 1/105 of 30 June 2006 and 2/103 of 6 October 2006. It should therefore not serve as a precedent for future sessions of the Council.


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V. AGENDA AND FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROGRAMME OF WORK

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Item 7. Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

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C. Framework for the programme of work


Item 7. Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
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Appendix I

Renewed mandates until they could be considered
by the Human Rights Council according to its
Annual Programme of Work


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Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 (The duration of this mandate has been established until the end of the occupation.)
Appendix II

TERMS OF OFFICE OF MANDATE-HOLDERS


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Mandate-holder
Mandate
Terms in office
John DugardSpecial Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967June 2007 (second term)

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5/102. Postponement of consideration of all pending
draft resolutions and decisions, and of the draft report

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At its 9th meeting, on 18 June 2007, the Human Rights Council decided, without a vote, to postpone action:

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( b) On the following draft decisions and resolution deferred from previous sessions pursuant to its decision 4/105 of 30 March 2007:

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III. Implementation of General Assembly resolution 60/251
of 15 March 2006 entitled “Human Rights Council”

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B. Follow-up to decisions of the Human Rights Council

1. Follow-up to resolution 4/2

42. At the 6th meeting, on 13 June 2007, the Council discussed the follow-up to its resolution 4/2 of 27 March 2007 entitled “Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-1/1 and S-3/1”. The Council had before it the report (A/HRC/5/11) of Mr. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, submitted pursuant to resolution S-1/1.

43. At the same meeting, the President of the Council and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights reported to the Council on the implementation of resolution 4/2 and updated the Council on the follow-up to the report of the Commission of Inquiry on Lebanon (A/HRC/5/9), pursuant to Council resolution 3/3 (see paragraph 47 below).

44. Also, at the same meeting, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, head of the High-Level Fact-Finding Mission, established pursuant to Council resolution S-3/1, reported to the Council (A/HRC/5/20) on the implementation of the mandate of the mission. The observers for Israel and Palestine made statements, as concerned countries, or parties.

45. During the ensuing interactive dialogue, at the same meeting, the following delegations made statements and put questions to Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

(a) Representatives of States members of the Council: Algeria, Bangladesh, Cuba, Germany (on behalf of the European Union), Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference) and South Africa;

(b) Observers for the following States: Central African Republic, Iran (Islamic Republic of), the Sudan and Syrian Arab Republic;

(c) Observer for the following intergovernmental organization: Organization of the Islamic Conference;

(d) Observers for the following non-governmental organizations: Amnesty International, Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights (also on behalf of Defence for Children International), B’nai B’rith International (also on behalf of the Coordinating Board of Jewish Organizations), International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples, North South XXI (also on behalf of General Arab Women Federation and Union of Arab Jurists), and United Nations Watch.

46. At the same meeting, Ms. Christine Chinkin, member of the High-Level Fact-Finding Mission to Beit Hanoun, established pursuant to Council resolution S-3/1, responded to questions and made her concluding remarks.

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