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UNITED NATIONS

HR/CN/05/38
18 April 2005

COMMISSION STARTS DISCUSSION ON RIGHTS OF CHILD AFTER CONCLUDING GENERAL DEBATE ON WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Hears from Special Rapporteur on Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Independent Expert on Violence against Children

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General Debate on the Rights of the Child
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TAMIM KHALLAF (Egypt) ...

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The issue of children occupied a priority place for Egypt. The Government periodically reviewed and amended its legislation concerning children with the view to provide them with better conditions. Palestinian children were suffering from the Israeli occupation and its practices. Children were dying in their mothers' wombs because of the Israel practices. Israel should respect the rights of children and mothers and abide by the relevant international norms.

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