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UNITED NATIONS

HR/CN/05/50
18 April 2005

COMMISSION ADOPTS SIX TEXTS ON VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS AROUND THE WORLD

Also Adopts Seven Resolutions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Commission on Human Rights this afternoon adopted five resolutions and one decision on the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world, including on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Cuba, and Belarus.

The Commission also adopted seven resolutions on economic, social and cultural rights on human rights and unilateral coercive measures; the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights; human rights and extreme poverty; globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights; the right to food; the effects of economic policy reform and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights; and the promotion of the enjoyment of the cultural rights of everyone and respect for different cultural identities.

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... It also welcomed the continuation of the German mediation between Lebanon and Israel and the Lebanese Government’s decision to defer draft resolution E/CN.4/2005/L.3 entitled human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel until the sixty-second session.

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Action on Resolutions on Question of the Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in Any Part of the World

MAKARIM WIBISONO, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights, said with regard to draft resolution E/CN.4/2005/L.3 entitled human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel, a letter had been received from the Permanent Representative of Lebanon in Geneva, advising that pursuant to an understanding reached through the Permanent Representative of Germany in Geneva, the Government of Lebanon had decided to defer this draft resolution to the sixty-second session of the Commission in order to give due time to the mediation efforts.

Reading out a Chairman's statement, Mr. Wibisono said that given the ongoing German efforts to release the remaining detainees and prisoners; and taking into consideration the relevant concerns and goals of the Government of Lebanon regarding the release of remaining detainees in Israel, the return of mortal remains and the provision of all maps concerning the location of landmines in South Lebanon, the continuation of the German mediation was welcomed, as was the Lebanese Government’s decision to defer this draft resolution to the sixty-second session of the Commission on Human Rights pending the successful conclusion of the mediation in order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives.

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