Question of Palestine home
18 May 2001
Supplement No. 44
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE
(13-24 November 2000)
30 April - 18 May 2001)
DISCUSSION ON THE SITUATION OF THE
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY IN THE
LIGHT OF ARTICLE 16 OF THE CONVENTION
214. On 22 November 2000, the Committee held a preliminary exchange of views on the above subject at the request of Mr. El Masry, who proposed that Israel should submit a special report. The Committee, however, decided to postpone the discussion of the question to its twenty-sixth session.
215. On 16 May 2001 the Committee again held an exchange of views on the issue. As a result, it decided to consider the third periodic report of Israel at its twenty-seventh session in November 2001. The Committee also decided to request an opinion from the United Nations Legal Counsel on the question of the applicability of the Convention in the occupied Palestinian territory.