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UNITED
NATIONS
E

Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2001/SR.15
2 April 2001

Original: English

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-seventh session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 15th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,

on Tuesday, 27 March 2001, at 3 p.m.

Chairperson : Mr. DESPOUY (Argentina)

CONTENTS


STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF AFGHANISTAN

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF

DISCRIMINATION (continued)

THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE SESSION (continued)



The meeting was called to order at 3.10 p.m.

RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION (agenda item 6) (continued ) (E/CN.4/2001/20, 21 and Corr.1 and 22; E/CN.4/2001/NGO/5, 11, 28, 38, 41, 57, 58, 61, 62, 73, 155, 162 and 164; E/CN.4/Sub.2/2000/11 and Corr.1; A/55/304)

[...]

Mr. MASOOD (International Human Rights Association of American Minorities) said that the World Conference should indeed call for an apology for the slave trade and colonialism and the return of stolen cultural property and artefacts. Former colonizers could make amends for past actions by writing off the debt of developing countries.

It should also declare the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories a matter of urgent international concern and urge the Israeli Government to allow the repatriation of Palestinian refugees and put an end to its blockade of Palestinian towns and territories.

[...]

THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT (agenda item 7) (E/CN.4/2001/24-26; E/CN.4/2001/NGO/3, 6, 12, 42, 83, 147, 165 and 175; E/CN.4/2001/WG.18/2; A/55/302)

[...]

Mr. IBRAHIM (Syrian Arab Republic) ...

[...]

Armed conflict, too, had a paralysing effect on development, as could be seen in Palestine, where Israeli forces had uprooted trees and trampled agricultural land, thus impoverishing both the Palestinians and the inhabitants of the Syrian Golan. He called for the Commission to show solidarity, so that the people of that area could enjoy their right to economic and social development.

[...]


The meeting rose at 6.10 p.m.



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