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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/1995/SR.59/Add.1
27 March 1995

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Forty-first session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 59th MEETING
(SECOND PART)*

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Tuesday, 7 March 1995, at 6 p.m.

Chairman: Mr. MEJIA SOLIS (Nicaragua)
Vice-Chairman

CONTENTS

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QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES, ...


* The summary record of the first part of the meeting appears as document E/CN.4/1995/SR.59.




This record is subject to correction.

Corrections should be submitted in one of the working languages. They should be set forth in a memorandum and also incorporated in a copy of the record. They should be sent within one week of the date of this document to the Official Records Editing Section, room E.4108, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Any corrections to the records of the public meetings of the Commission at this session will be consolidated in a single corrigendum, to be issued shortly after the end of the session.






The meeting was called to order at 7.20 p.m.

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Draft resolution on the human rights situation in southern Lebanon and the western Bekaa (E/CN.4/1995/L.76)

53. Mr. BEBARS (Egypt), introducing the draft resolution on behalf of the sponsors, which had been joined by Cuba and Pakistan, said that it was in keeping with the one already adopted by the Commission on the Middle East peace process (E/CN.4/1995/L.13). It had taken into account the developments in the peace process in the Middle East and, in contrast with the similar resolution adopted the previous year, contained no expressions of condemnation. Accordingly, his delegation hoped it could be adopted without a vote. He drew attention to an amendment to the Arabic text of the draft resolution. In the second line of paragraph 1, the word "detention" ("i'tiqal"), should be inserted after the word "kidnapping" ("khatf").

54. At the request of the representative of Egypt and of the representative of the United States of America, the vote was taken by roll-call.

55. Cameroon, having been drawn by lot by the Chairman, was called upon to vote first.

In favour: Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

Against: United States of America.

Abstaining: Angola, Benin, Dominican Republic, Philippines.

56. The draft resolution, as orally revised, was adopted by 48 votes to 1 with 4 abstentions.

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The meeting rose at 12.25 p.m.

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