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UNITED
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        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/13/L.10
7 April 2010

Original: English

Human Rights Council Thirteenth session
Agenda item 1
Organizational and procedural matters





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*The text of resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be available on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and will be subsequently included in part one of the final report.




Part One: Resolutions and decisions

[To be added in the final report]




Part Two: Summary of proceedings

I. Organizational and procedural matters

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E. Agenda and programme of work of the session

22. At its 7th meeting, on 4 March 2010, the Council noted that the report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism, which has not been completed, will be submitted for consideration at the fourteenth session of the Human Rights Council. It further decided that the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967Database 'UNISPAL', View 'Documents by\entity', Document 'Human rights situation in OPT, Goldstone report - Special Rapporteur (Falk) - Report' be considered at the fourteenth session in June 2010; it also decided that the consideration of the joint study on global practices in relation to secret detention be postponed to the fourteenth session. With this understanding, at the same meeting, the agenda and programme of work of the thirteenth session were adopted.

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VII. Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

A. Follow-up to Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1

At the 34th meeting, on 22 March 2010, the High Commissioner for Human Rights introduced her report on the follow-up to the 9th and 12th special sessions (A/HRC/13/54Database 'UNISPAL', View 'Full list', Document 'Human rights violations/Israeli military operation in Gaza/Implementation of Goldstone report - High Commissioner for Human Ri'), report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Council resolution S-12/1 (A/HRC/13/55Database 'UNISPAL', View 'Full list', Document 'Human rights/Status of implementation of Goldstone report recommendations - SecGen report'), and other reports under agenda item 7.

At the same meeting, the representatives of Israel and Palestine made statements as concerned parties.

During the ensuing general debate on the follow-up to special sessions, at the same meeting, the following made statements:

(a) Representatives of States Members of the Council: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt (also on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Japan, Jordan, Norway, Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain1 (on behalf of the European Union), Sudan1 (on behalf of the Group of Arab States);

(b) Observers for the following States: Algeria, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Sudan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Yemen;

(c) Observer for the following intergovernmental organizations: African Union, League of Arab States, Organization of the Islamic Conference;

(d) Observers for the following non-governmental organizations: Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man, Amnesty International, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, General Arab Women Federation, Human Rights Watch, International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, International Commission of Jurists, Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l'Amitié entre les Peuples (MRAP), Nord-Sud XXI, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Union of Arab Jurists, United Nations Watch, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Women’s International Zionist Organization, World Union for Progressive Judaism.

B. General debate on agenda item 7


790. At its 35th and 36th meetings, on 22 and 23 March 2010, the Council held a general debate on agenda item 7, during which the following made statements:

(a) The representatives of Israel, Palestine, and the Syrian Arab Republic made statements as concerned parties;

(b) Representatives of States Members of the Council: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt (also on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement), Indonesia, Nigeria (on behalf of the Group of African States), Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Spain1 (on behalf of the European Union, Albania, Armenia, Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey), Sudan1 (on behalf of the Group of Arab States), United States of America;

(c) Representatives of the following observer States: Algeria, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iceland, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen;

(d) Observer for an intergovernmental organization: League of Arab States;

(e) Observers for the following non-governmental organizations: Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights (also on behalf of the Palestine Centre for Human Rights and Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling), Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Charitable Institute for Protecting Social Victims, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, European Union of Jewish Students, General Arab Women Federation, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, Institute for Women’s Studies and Research, Nord-Sud XXI, Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Union de l'action feminine, Union of Arab Jurists, World Union for Progressive Judaism.

791. At the 35th meeting, on 22 March 2010, statements in exercise of the right of reply were made by the representatives of Algeria, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Lebanon and Palestine.

The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination

1. At the 41st meeting, on 24 March 2010, the representative of Pakistan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference) introduced draft resolution A/HRC/13/L.27, sponsored by Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Palestine and Sudan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and co­sponsored by Austria, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cuba, El Salvador, Ireland, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Subsequently, Algeria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Egypt, Djibouti, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Yemen joined the co-sponsors.

2. At the same meeting, the representative of Palestine made a statement as the concerned party.

3. Also at the same meeting, the representative of the United States of America made a statement in explanation of vote before the vote.

4. At the same meeting, at the request of the representative of the United States of America, a recorded vote was taken on the draft resolution. The draft resolution was adopted, by 45 votes to 1, with no abstentions. The voting was as follows:


801. For the textDatabase 'UNISPAL', View 'Bulletin', Document 'Right of the Palestinian people to self-determination - Human Rights Council resolution' as adopted, see part one, chapter I, resolution 13/6.

Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan

1. At the 41st meeting, on 24 March 2010, the representative of Pakistan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference) introduced draft resolution A/HRC/13/L.28, sponsored by Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Palestine and Sudan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and co­sponsored by Austria, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cuba, El Salvador, Ireland, Malta, Morocco, Slovenia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Subsequently, Algeria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Djibouti, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and Yemen joined the co-sponsors.

2. At the same meeting, the representatives of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic made statements as the concerned parties.

3. Also at the same meeting, statements in explanation of vote before the vote were made by the representatives of France (on behalf of States members of the European Union that are members of the Council) and the United States of America.

4. At the same meeting, at the request of the representative of the United States of America, a recorded vote was taken on the draft resolution. The draft resolution was adopted by 46 votes to 1. The voting was as follows:


806. For the textDatabase 'UNISPAL', View 'Bulletin', Document 'Israeli settlements - Human Rights Council resolution' as adopted, see part one, chapter I, resolution 13/7.

The grave human rights violations by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

1. At the 41st meeting, on 24 March 2010, the representative of Pakistan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States and the Organization of the Islamic Conference) introduced draft resolution A/HRC/13/L.29, sponsored by Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Palestine and Sudan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and co­sponsored by Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cuba, Morocco, Sri Lanka and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Subsequently, Algeria, Bahrain, Belarus, Djibouti, Egypt, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Turkey and Yemen joined the co-sponsors.

2. At the same meeting, the representative of Palestine made a statement as the concerned party.

3. Also at the same meeting, statements in explanation of vote before the vote were made by the representatives of Argentina, France (on behalf of States members of the European Union that are members of the Council) and the United States of America.

4. At the same meeting, at the request of the representative of the United States of America, a recorded vote was taken on the draft resolution. The draft resolution was adopted, by 31 votes to 9, with 7 abstentions. The voting was as follows:


811. For the textDatabase 'UNISPAL', View 'Bulletin', Document 'Grave human rights violations by Israel in the OPT - Human Rights Council resolution' as adopted, see part one, chapter I, resolution 13/8.

Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict

1. At the 41st meeting, on 24 March 2010, the representative of Pakistan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States, the Non-Aligned Movement with the exception of Chile and Panama and the Organization of the Islamic Conference) introduced draft resolution A/HRC/13/L.30, sponsored by Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Palestine and Sudan (on behalf of the Group of Arab States) and co-sponsored by Bolivia (Plurinational State of), El Salvador, Morocco and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of). Subsequently, Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt (on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement with exception of Chile and Panama), Niger, Nigeria, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Yemen joined the co-sponsors.

2. At the same meeting, the representative of Pakistan orally revised the draft resolution by modifying operative paragraphs 9, 11, 12 and adding a new operative paragraph 13.

3. At the 42nd meeting, on 25 March 2010, the representatives of Israel and Palestine made statements as concerned parties.

4. At the same meeting, in accordance with rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly, the attention of the Council was drawn to the estimated administrative and programme budget implications of the draft resolution (see annex III).

5. Also at the same meeting, statements in explanation of vote before the vote were made by the representatives of Argentina, Chile, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands (also on behalf of Hungary and Slovakia), Mexico, Norway United States of America and Uruguay.

6. At the same meeting, at the request of the representative of the United States of America, a recorded vote was taken on the draft resolution. The draft resolution, as orally revised, was adopted, by 29 votes to 6, with 11 abstentions. The voting was as follows:


1. For the textDatabase 'UNISPAL', View 'Bulletin', Document 'Human rights violations/Follow-up to the report of the Fact-finding mission to Gaza ("Goldstone report") - Human Rights Counci' as adopted, see part one, chapter I, resolution 13/9.

2. At the same meeting, the President announced that draft resolution A/HRC/12/L.12, which was deferred for consideration from the twelfth session of the Council, has been superseded by the adopted resolution 13/9.

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