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UNITED
NATIONS
A

      General Assembly
Distr.
LIMITED
A/HRC/12/L.12
25 September 2009

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Twelfth session
Agenda item 7

HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN PALESTINE AND OTHER
OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES

Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Nigeria (on
behalf of the African Group), Pakistan (on behalf of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference), Tunisia* (on behalf
of the Arab Group): draft resolution

12/… Situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, including East Jerusalem




The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Considering that the promotion of respect for the obligations arising from the Charter and other instruments and rules of international law is among the basic purposes and principles of the United Nations,

Reaffirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the inadmissibility of the acquisition of land by the use of force, as enshrined in the Charter,

Acknowledging that peace, security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system,

Affirming the applicability of international human rights law and the international humanitarian law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,

Expressing serious concern at the lack of implementation by the occupying Power, Israel, of previously adopted resolutions and recommendations of the Council relating to the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,

Recalling its resolution S-9/1 of 12 January 2009, in which the Council decided to dispatch an urgent, independent international fact-finding mission, and its call upon the occupying Power, Israel, not to obstruct the process of investigation and to fully cooperate with the mission,

1. Condemns the non-cooperation by the occupying Power, Israel, with the independent international fact-finding mission;

2. Welcomes the report of the independent international fact-finding mission (A/HRC/12/48);

3. Fully endorses the recommendations contained in the report of the independent international fact-finding mission, and calls upon all concerned parties, including United Nations bodies, to ensure their immediate implementation in accordance with their respective mandates;

4. Welcomes the first periodic report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Council resolution S-9/1 (A/HRC/12/37), fully endorses the recommendations contained therein, and requests the High Commissioner to continue to submit periodic reports to the Council;

5. Recommends that the General Assembly consider the report of the independent international fact-finding mission;

6. Requests the High Commissioner to submit a report on the status of implementation of paragraph 3 of the present resolution to the Council at its thirteenth session;

7. Decides to follow up on the implementation of the present resolution at its thirteenth session.


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