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7 March 1995

1995/67. Human rights situation in southern Lebanon and the western Bekaa

The Commission on Human Rights,

Gravely concerned at the persistent practices of the Israeli occupation forces in southern Lebanon, which constitute a violation of the principles of international law regarding the protection of human rights, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as a grave violation of the relevant provisions of international humanitarian law as contained in the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and the Hague Convention IV of 1907,

Reiterating its deep regret at the failure of Israel to implement Security Council resolutions 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978 and 509 (1982) of 6 June 1982,

Censuring the repeated Israeli aggression in southern Lebanon and the western Bekaa, which has caused a large number of deaths and injuries among civilians and the destruction of several dwellings and public buildings,

Reaffirming that the continued occupation by and the practices of the Israeli forces constitute a violation of the resolutions of the Security Council as well as of the will of the international community and the conventions in force on this matter,

Hoping that the efforts made in order to achieve peace in the Middle East will put an end to the violations of human rights that are being committed in the occupied zone in southern Lebanon and the western Bekaa and that the peace negotiations will continue with a view to arriving at a settlement of the Middle East conflict and achieving a just and comprehensive peace in the region,

Gravely concerned at the fact that the International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations are being prevented from accomplishing their humanitarian mission in the occupied area of southern Lebanon and the western Bekaa, in particular from verifying the veracity of reports of ill-treatment of detainees in the detention centres of Khiyam and Marjayoun,

Reaffirming its resolution 1993/67 of 10 March 1993, and expressing its deep regret at the failure of Israel to implement this resolution,
59th meeting
7 March 1995
[Adopted by a roll-call vote of 48 votes to 1,
with 4 abstentions. See chap. XII.]

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