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Source: Human Rights Council
29 November 2006




HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES SECOND SESSION AFTER ADOPTING EIGHTEEN TEXTS
In Presidential Statement, Council Postpones Twenty Draft Texts for Consideration at Later Sessions
29 November 2006

The Human Rights Council today concluded its second session in which it adopted 18 texts, including on human rights and access to water, extreme poverty, the occupied Syrian Golan, the right to truth, incompatibility between democracy and racism, Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, persons deprived of liberty in the context of counter-terrorism measures, cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner in Afghanistan and Nepal, effective implementation of international instruments on human rights, and Darfur.

In a text on human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan, the Council determined that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken or to be taken by Israel, the occupying power, that purported to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan were null and void, constituted a flagrant violation of international law and of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and had no legal effect. And in a text on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in the Occupied Golan, the Council urged Israel, the occupying power, to reverse the settlement policy in the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan and to prevent any new installation of settlers in the occupied territories.

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The deferred draft texts are on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: follow-up to the Human Rights Council resolution S-1/1; ...

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The Council also considered the reports of country-specific Special Rapporteurs and Experts, including on Belarus, Somalia, Cuba, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Cambodia, Haiti, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Myanmar, Sudan and Liberia.

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A series of reports were presented to the Council by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation in Afghanistan, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Uganda. The report of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights was also considered by Member States in the context of a debate with the Chairman of the Sub-Commission.

The follow-up of decisions and resolutions taken at the first session and during the first and second special sessions were discussed during the session, and a follow-up report by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 was also presented.

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Resolutions and Decisions

In resolutions and decisions, the Council adopted texts on:

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- human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan, in which the Council determined that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken or to be taken by Israel, the occupying power, that purported to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan were null and void, constituted a flagrant violation of international law and of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and had no legal effect;

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- Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and in the Occupied Golan, in which the Council urged Israel, the occupying power, to reverse the settlement policy in the occupied territories, including East Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan and to prevent any new installation of settlers in the occupied territories;

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