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21 December 2001

Original: ENGLISH

Fifty-eighth session
Item 9 of the provisional agenda

Question of the violation of human rights and
fundamental freedoms in any part of the world

Human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel
Report of the Secretary-General

1. At its fifty-seventh session, the Commission on Human Rights adopted resolution 2001/10 entitled "Human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel". In paragraph 5 of the resolution, the Commission requested the Secretary-General (a) to bring the resolution to the attention of the Government of Israel and to call upon it to comply with its provisions; and (b) to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth session and to the Commission on Human Rights at its fifty-eighth session on the results of his efforts in this regard.

2. In accordance with this request, the Secretary-General addressed on 31 May 2001 a note verbale to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel requesting information concerning the extent of the implementation of the resolution.

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


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