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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/42/811
3 December 1987

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Forty-second session
Agenda item 75


REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES
AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE POPULATION
OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

Report of the Special Political Committee


Rapporteur: Mr. Mpumelelo J. HLOPHE (Swaziland)


I. INTRODUCTION


1. The item entitled "Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories: reports of the Secretary-General" was included in the provisional agenda of the forty-second session of the General Assembly in accordance with Assembly resolution 41/63 D of 3 December 1986.

2. At its 3rd plenary meeting, on 18 September 1987, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include the item in its agenda and to allocate it to the Special Political Committee.

3. The Special Political Committee considered the item at its 29th to 34th meetings, from 18 to 20 and 23 to 25 November 1987 (see A/SPC/42/SR.29-34).

4. The Committee had before it the following reports:

(a) Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (A/42/650);

(b) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 A (A/42/459);

(c) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 B (A/42/454);

(d) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 C (A/42/455);

(e) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 D (A/42/460);

(f) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 E (A/42/461);

(g) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 F (A/42/462);

(h) Report of the Secretary-General submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 41/63 G (A/42/463);

5. The Committee also had before it eight letters, dated 31 March (A/42/204-S/18776), 16 April (A/42/230-S/18815), 29 June (A/42/369-S/18951), 6 July (A/42/385-S/18968), 30 July (A/42/430-S/19009), 31 July (A/42/439-S/19013), 9 September (A/42/545-S/19118), and 16 October 1987 (A/42/670-S/19221), respectively, from the Permanent Observer of Jordan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General; 2 letters, dated 26 February (A/45/159) and 3 April 1987 (A/42/208-S/18782) respectively, from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General; two letters, dated 9 April (A/45/218-S/18795) and 15 April 1987 (A/42/229-S/18812) respectively, from the Permanent Representative of Tunisia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General; a letter dated 11 June 1987 (A/42/338-S/18914) from the Permanent Representative of the Sudan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General; a letter dated 15 September 1987 (A/42/569-S/19139) from the Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General; and a letter dated 23 October 1987 (A/42/681) from the Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.

6. At the 19th meeting, on 18 November, the representative of Sri Lanka, Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Right. of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, introduced the Committee's report (A/42/650).


II. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS


7. In the course of its deliberations, the Special Political Committee considered seven draft resolutions, as set forth below.

A. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.23


8. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Pakistan introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.23) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen*

9. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.23 by a recorded vote of 89 to 2, with 29 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution A). The voting was as follows: 1/

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Federal Republic of, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Zaire.

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*On behalf of the States Members of the United Nations that were members of the Group of Arab States.





B. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.24

10. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Pakistan introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.24) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen,* subsequently joined by Niger.

11. At the same meeting, the Committee voted on draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.24 as follows:

(a) Operative paragraph 1 was adopted by a recorded vote of 122 to 1. The voting was as follows: 3/

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel.


(b) The draft resolution as a whole was adopted by a recorded vote of 116 to 1, with 5 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution B). The voting was as follows: 1/ 2/

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel.

Abstaining:

Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, United States of America, Zaire.


C. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.25

12. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Pakistan introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.25) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen,* joined subsequently by the Niger.

13. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.25 by a recorded vote of 118 to 1, with 5 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution C). The voting was as follows: 1/

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel.

Abstaining:

Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, United States of America, Zaire.

D. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.26

14. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Bangladesh introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.26) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen

15. On 24 November, the Secretary-General, in accordance with rule 153 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly, submitted a statement (A/SPC/42/L.31) on the programme budget implications of the draft resolution.

16. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the Committee voted on draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.26 as follows:

(a) Operative paragraph 6 was adopted by a recorded vote of 78 to 21, with 23 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, China, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ethiopia, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Federal Republic of, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Uruguay.
Abstaining:

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Burma, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Jamaica, Liberia, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand,Venezuela, Zaire.

(b) Operative paragraph 22 was adopted by a recorded vote of 120 to 2, with 2 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania. Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France., German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Cameroon, Zaire.

(c) The draft resolution as a whole was adopted by a recorded vote of 95 to 2, with 27 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution D). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of) , Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Federal Republic of, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Swaziland, Sweden, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Zaire.

E. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.27

17. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Bangladesh introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.27) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen.*

18. At the same meeting, the Committee on draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.27 as follows:

In favour:

(a) Operative paragraph 1 was adopted by a recorded vote of 96 to 2, with 25 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of) , Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Australia, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, France, Germany, Federal Republic of, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, Zaire.

(b) The draft resolution as a whole was adopted by a recorded vote of 197 to 1, with 16 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution E). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel.

Abstaining:

Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Denmark, Germany, Federal Republic of, Iceland, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Swaziland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Zaire.

F. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.28

19. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Bangladesh introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.28) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen.*

20. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.28 by a recorded vote of 118 to 1, with 6 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution F). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel.

Abstaining:

Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, United States of America, Zaire.

G. Draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.29

21. At the 34th meeting, on 25 November, the representative of Bangladesh introduced a draft resolution (A/SPC/42/L.29) sponsored by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Senegal and Yemen.*

22. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.29 by a recorded vote of 111 to 2, with 11 abstentions (see para. 27, draft resolution G). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria Burkina Faso, Burundi, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada, China, Congo, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Democratic Kampuchea, Democratic Yemen, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Prance, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nu., Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Israel, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Honduras, Liberia, Panama, Uruguay, Zaire.

23. Before the voting on all the draft resolutions, the representative of Israel made a statement in connection with the draft resolutions.

24. A statement in explanation of vote was made by the representative of Mongolia.

25. Following the voting on all the draft resolutions, statements in explanation of vote were made by the representatives of Israel, Argentina, the United States of America, Sweden, Austria, Uruguay, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Bolivia.

26. The representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the observer of the Palestine Liberation Organization made statements in connection with the resolutions.

III. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SPECIAL POLITICAL COMMITTEE

25. The Special Political Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolutions:

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


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Notes




1/ The representative of Lebanon, subsequently indicated that, had his delegation been present, it would have voted in favour of draft resolutions A/42/L.23, L.24 and L.25.

2/ The representative of Denmark subsequently indicated that his delegation had intended to vote in favour of draft resolution A/SPC/42/L.24.

3/ See A/42/650.

4/ A/42/459.

5/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

6/ A/42/454.

7/ A/42/455.

8/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

9/ Resolution 217 A (III).

10/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

11/ See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1983, Supplement No. 3 (E/1983/13 and Corr.1), chap. XXVII, sect. A.

12/ Ibid., 1984, Supplement No. 4 (E/1984/14 and Corr.1), chap. II, sect. A.

13/ Ibid., 1985, Supplement No. 2 (E/1985/22), chap. II, sect. A.

14/ Ibid., 1986, Supplement No. 2 (E/1986/22), chap. II, sect. A.

15/ See A/42/650.

16/ A/42/460.

17/ A/42/461.

18/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

19/ A/42/462.

20/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

21/ United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973, p. 287.

22/ A/42/463.


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