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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/55/261
4 August 2000

Original: ENGLISH

Fifty-fifth session
Item 86 of the provisional agenda*
Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices
Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other
Arabs of the Occupied Territories



Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights
of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied territories


Report of the Secretary-General**


1. The present report is submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 54/76 of 6 December 1999. Paragraph 8 of the resolution reads as follows:

2. All necessary facilities were provided to the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories. Arrangements were made for it to meet in March, May and August 2000. Furthermore, the Special Committee carried out a field mission to Egypt, Jordan and the Syrian Arab Republic in May 2000. Two periodic reports and the thirty-second report of the Special Committee will be circulated to Member States.

3. Pursuant to paragraph 8 (d) of resolution 54/76, the Department of Public Information undertook the following activities:

4. It should be noted that, on 14 July 2000, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to all States drawing attention to General Assembly resolutions 54/76, 54/77, 54/78, 54/79 and 54/80.


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* A/55/150 and Corr.1 and 2.

** In accordance with General Assembly resolution 54/248, sect. C, para. 1, this report is being submitted on 4 August 2000 so as to include as much updated information as possible.





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