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10 February 2012
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERT TO CONDUCT FACT-FINDING MISSION TO THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY, EGYPT AND JORDAN
10 February 2012
GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Richard Falk, will conduct a field mission from 10 to 20 February, visiting Egypt, the occupied Palestinian territory and Jordan to gather information on the broad range of human rights concerns connected to Israel’s occupation of Palestine.
“This mission will focus particularly on the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, the human rights implications of prolonged refugee status, disturbing patterns of violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians and their properties, as well as the conditions and treatment of Palestinians detained by Israel,” Mr. Falk said.
During his 11-day visit, the independent expert is scheduled to meet with government and inter-governmental officials, human rights defenders, and representatives of non-governmental organizations working on the human rights situations in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The Special Rapporteur will convene a
at the end of his visit on 20 February, in Amman, and he will submit a full report on his mission to the Human Rights Council in June 2012.
In 2008, the UN Human Rights Council designated Richard Falk (United States of America) as the fifth Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights on Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. The mandate was originally established in 1993 by the UN Commission on Human Rights.
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