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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2001/SR.28
14 March 2002

English
Original: French

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-seventh session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 28th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,

on Monday, 2 April 2001, at 10 a.m.

Chairperson : Mr. DESPOUY (Argentina)

CONTENTS


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STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE

QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING:

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(b) PROCEDURE ESTABLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS 1503 (XLVIII) AND 2000/3 (continued)



The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.

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STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE

21. Mr. BELKEZIZ (Secretary-General, Organization of the Islamic Conference) ...

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24. The denial to an entire people of the right to self-determination, as in the case of the Palestinian people, was one of the most serious of human rights violations. The report submitted by the High Commissioner in November 2000, Amnesty International’s report of 21 February 2001, the report of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and those of other human rights organizations attested to the unique nature of that situation. Israel’s use against the legitimate resistance of the Palestinian people of excessive and disproportionate force constituted a blatant contravention of the basic principles of the United Nations. Unfortunately, the Commission’s holding of a special session in October 2000 to condemn those grave violations had had no effect on Israel.

25. The OIC had always participated in the Commission’s efforts to achieve respect for human rights and to combat racism, all forms of discrimination, exclusion and marginalization. It was determined to continue along that road.

QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING:

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(b) PROCEDURE ESTABLISHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS 1503 (XLVIII) AND 2000/3 (agenda item 9) (continued ) (E/CN.4/2001/31-36, 37 and Corr.1, 38, 39, 40 and Add.1, 41, 42, 43 and Add.1, 44, 45 and Add.1 and Corr.1, 47 and Add.1 and Corr.1, 48, 107, 119, 122, 124, 127-129, 131, 132, 135, 140, 144, 149 and 150; E/CN.4/2001/134-E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/3 and Add.1-3; E/CN.4/2001/NGO/8, 13, 29, 51, 75, 81, 85-89, 114, 121-124, 129, 136, 153, 156-158, 176, 180, 183-186; E/CN.4/Sub.2/2000/8; A/55/269; A/C.3/55/5)

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75. Mr. HUSSAIN (Pakistan), ...

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77. The most glaring example of human rights violations was the systematic violation of the fundamental rights of Palestinians and other Arabs living in the Israeli-occupied territories and the Golan Heights. OIC called on Israel to put an end to its aggression against the Palestinian people and to withdraw from the Golan Heights.

78. In Lebanon, there were two major problems: restoring the land to the Lebanese and full implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions. OIC was concerned about the detention and abduction of dozens of Lebanese civilians from Lebanon for transfer to Israeli prisons and the thousands of landmines which had been left behind by the Israeli occupying forces and were causing additional civilian casualties every day. It called on Israel to deliver the maps of those landmines.

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Statements made in exercise of the right of reply under agenda item 9

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101. Mr. LEVY (Israel), replying to the allegations made against his country by Mr. Nabil Shaath, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Palestinian Authority, recalled that, in 1993, Palestinians and Israelis had changed the course of their relations from confrontation to mutual recognition. It was the Palestinian Authority which had decided in the summer of 2000 to break off the ongoing negotiations on the unresolved issues of refugees, Jerusalem and settlements. Faced with automatic weapon fire, suicide bombings and shootings, Israel had been compelled to react to defend its citizens. It was not too late to change the course of events, however. Only a rejection of violence and a return to the negotiating table would enable the differences to be resolved.

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The meeting rose at 1 p.m.

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