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Adopted as amended (A/HRC/RES/22/29) on 22 March 2013.
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A/HRC/22/L.45
19 March 2013

Original: English

Human Rights Council
Twenty-second session
Agenda item 7
Human rights situation in Palestine and other
occupied Arab territories




Angola, Bahrain (on behalf of the Group of Arab States)*, Bolivia (Plurinational State of)*, Cuba*, Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), State of Palestine*, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of): draft resolution

22/… Follow-up to the report of the independent international fact-finding mission
to investigate the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic,
social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied
Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

The Human Rights Council,

Recalling relevant Human Rights Council resolutions, including resolution 19/17 of 22 March 2012, in which the Council decided to establish an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the human rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,

Recalling also relevant resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights, the Human Rights Council, the Security Council and the General Assembly reaffirming, inter alia, the illegality of the Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, including in East Jerusalem,

Recalling further the relevant rules and principles of international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in particular the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, which is applicable de jure to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to which Israel is a party,

Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the other international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

Reaffirming that all States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, as stated in the Charter of the United Nations and as elaborated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and other applicable instruments,

Considering that the transfer by the occupying Power of parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies constitutes a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and relevant provisions of customary law, including those codified in Additional Protocol I to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949,

Recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and its conclusion that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, were established in breach of international law,

Affirming that the Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in East Jerusalem, are illegal under international law and constitute very serious violations of international humanitarian law and of the human rights of the Palestinian people therein, and undermine international efforts aimed at invigorating the peace process and realizing the two-State solution,

1. Endorses the report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian People throughout the occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem,1 and demands that all parties concerned, including United Nations bodies, implement and ensure the implementation of the recommendations contained therein in accordance with their respective mandates;

2. Calls upon the relevant United Nations bodies to take all necessary measures and actions within their mandates to ensure the full respect for and compliance with Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 on the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Global Compact and other relevant international laws and standards, and to ensure the implementation of the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework, which provides a global standard for upholding human rights in relation to business activities that are connected with Israel, the occupying Power, its illegal settlements and its illegal wall of separation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem;

3. Requests the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, including in consultation with relevant special procedures mandate holders, to fulfil its mandate and, accordingly, to take the necessary measures and actions relating to business activities connected to the illegal Israeli settlements and the illegal wall of separation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and, to that end, include a relevant item in its programme of work and to report to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-sixth session;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to present a report detailing the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the independent international fact-finding mission on the implications of Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian People throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in East Jerusalem, to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fifth session;

5. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit to the Human Rights Council, at its twenty-fourth session, a progress report on the implementation of the present resolution;

6. Decides to remain seized of the matter.



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* Non-Member State of the Human Rights Council.

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Note
1A/HRC/22/63.



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