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UNITED
NATIONS
A

      General Assembly
A/973
12 September 1949

Fourth session
PALESTINE
PROPOSALS FOR A PERMANENT INTERNATIONAL REGIME
FOR THE JERUSALEM AREA
Communication from the United Nations Conciliation Commission
for Palestine to the Secretary-General transmitting
the text of a draft Instrument
Lausanne, 1 September 1949

The United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine has the honour to submit herewith to the Secretary-General, for transmission to the General Assembly of the United Nations, the text of a draft Instrument establishing a permanent international regime for the Jerusalem area.

By its resolution 194 (III) of 11 December 1948, the General Assembly instructed the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine to present to the fourth regular session of the General Assembly detailed proposals for a permanent international regime for the Jerusalem area which would guarantee each distinctive group the maximum local autonomy compatible with the special international regime of the Jerusalem area.

The Conciliation Commission, at its thirteenth meeting held on 8 February 1949, established a Committee on Jerusalem. This Committee had devoted careful study to the Jerusalem question in all its aspects. On 27 August last, the Committee on Jerusalem submitted its conclusions to the Conciliation Commission. The Commission, at its 92nd meeting held on 29 August 1949, adopted the text of a proposal entitled: "Draft Instrument establishing a permanent international regime for the Jerusalem area" (A/AC.25/1 attached).

In submitting to the General Assembly this plan for a permanent international regime for the Jerusalem area, the Conciliation Commission wishes to draw the attention of the Assembly to the following points:
(Signed) Claude de BOISANGER
Paul A. PORTER
Caniv YALCIN

DRAFT INSTRUMENT ESTABLISHING A PERMANENT INTERNATIONAL
REGIME FOR THE JERUSALEM AREA*
Preamble

The United Nations

Having resolved by its resolution of 11 December 1948 that the Jerusalem area, in view of its association with three world religions, should be accorded special and separate treatment from the rest of Palestine and should be placed under effective United Nations control,

Hereby establishes, in the exercise of its full and permanent authority over the Jerusalem area, a permanent international regime for the Jerusalem area in accordance with the following provisions:


I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1
Article 2



* A/AC.25/1



Article 3

Article 4
Article 5
II. ORGANS
Article 6
Article 7
Article 8
Article 9
Article 10
Article 11
Article 12

Article 13

The mixed Tribunal shall have jurisdiction with respect to civil cases in which:
Article 14

III. HOLY PLACES, RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS AND
SITES INSIDE THE JERUSALEM AREA
Article 15
Article 16
Article 17
Article 18
Article 19
IV. HOLY PLACES, RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS AND SITES
OUTSIDE THE JERUSALEM AREA
Article 20
V. DEMILITARIZATION AND NEUTRALIZATION
Article 21
VI. ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
Article 22
VII. HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS
Article 23
VIII. SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Article 24
Article 25
ANNEX A
INTERNATIONAL AREA OF JERUSALEM BOUNDARIES
SKETCH MAP


ANNEX B*



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* Not reproduced (see paragraph 2 of the covering letter from the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine).


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