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Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
27 May 2013




HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HEARS STATEMENTS BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS ON THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS
Concludes General Debate on the Update of the Annual Report of the High Commissioner, Decides to Hold Urgent Debate on Syria on 29 May
27 May 2013

The Human Rights Council this afternoon heard the presentation of reports by Anand Grover, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, and Francois Crepeau, Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants.  The Council also concluded its general debate on the update of the annual report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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General Debate on the Update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Turkey ... The agony of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons required attention and the expanding settlements remained a major obstacle to the revitalisation of the peace process.

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Jordan ... agreed with the High Commissioner that the Israeli occupation power was continuing with its human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, denying the Palestinian people their right to self determination and setting up its independent State.  Israel’s settlement building policy and its arrests and deliberate killings among others were policies against international law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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Tunisia expressed its concern for Palestinians.  It stressed that all possible support should be given to those whose human rights were threatened by economic crisis and the subsequent danger of xenophobia. ...

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Iran said that sadly Israel continued to kill innocent Palestinians with impunity. ...

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HRC13/054E




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