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        General Assembly
15 July 2003

Original: English

Fifty-eighth session
Item 85 of the preliminary list*
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices
Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People
and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories

Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories

Report of the Secretary-General

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 57/125 of 11 December 2002, the operative part of which reads as follows:

2. On 10 June 2003, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Government of the State of Israel, in which he requested, in view of his reporting responsibilities under the resolution, that the Government of Israel inform him of any steps the Government had taken or envisaged taking concerning the implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolution.

3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present report.

4. By a note verbale dated 10 June 2003, the Secretary-General also drew the attention of all States parties to the Convention to paragraph 3 of General Assembly resolution 57/125 and paragraph 6 of Assembly resolution 57/128 of 11 December 2002.


* A/58/50/Rev.1 and Corr.1.

1 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.

2 Ibid., Nos. 970-973.


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