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Source: Inter-Parliamentary Union
15 October 2008
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Press Release
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 No.4 of the 119th Assembly (15 October 2008)IPU Logo-bottom
MR. THEO-BEN GURIRAB ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE IPU

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Palestine admitted as a Member of the IPU

In a groundbreaking decision, the IPU also admitted the Parliament of Palestine as a full-fledged Member.

Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians

The IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, for its part, wound up three days of meetings with a report in which its President, Canadian Senator Sharon Carstairs, noted the growing number of cases of parliamentarians who are forced to flee their countries in fear of their lives and the safety of their families and who turn to the Committee for assistance in their quests for asylum abroad.

During its session in Geneva, the Committee examined 63 cases concerning legislators in 33 countries, among them public cases in: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Burundi, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Lebanon, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palestine/Israel, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Zimbabwe.


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