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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/2/SR.1
28 September 2006

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Second session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 1st MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Monday, 18 September 2006, at 10 a.m.

President: Mr. DE ALBA (Mexico)

CONTENTS


OPENING OF THE SESSION

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF WORK

IMPLEMENTATION OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 60/251 OF 15 MARCH 2006 ENTITLED “HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL”



The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.


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ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA AND ORGANIZATION OF WORK (agenda item 1) (A/HRC/2/1 and A/HRC/2/CRP.1)

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26. Mr. KHAN (Pakistan), speaking on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), ...

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29. While OIC was not keen to table resolutions at the current session, which should focus on the reports of the special procedures, it was prepared to submit drafts on two issues that were pending from the first session: substantive consideration of the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories, and reports by the relevant special rapporteurs and the High Commissioner on the defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred. ...

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56. Mr. ABU-KOASH (Observer for Palestine) noted that the High Commissioner had devoted a lengthy section of her update, which included criticism, to a particular developing country. In fact, all the countries referred to in the update were in the South. It was unfortunate that the update contained no reference to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. His Government considered itself to be the victim of one of the most vicious types of human rights violations and believed that it was the responsibility of Council members and observers and OHCHR to address that issue by calling for an end to the Israeli occupation. Palestine, which was also the cradle of Christianity, attached considerable importance to interfaith harmony, and he commended the observer for the Holy See on his statement.

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59. Mr. BURAYZAT (Jordan) ...

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61. He looked forward to the High Commissioner’s presentation of the outcome of the visit of the Commission of Inquiry to Lebanon and expected that the Commission’s report would be realistic. His delegation also wished to request an update on the situation of the civilian populations in Lebanon, Palestine and Iraq. It specifically wished to know whether the situation of civilians had improved or deteriorated and what actions were contemplated if the situation had not improved. ...

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The meeting rose at 12.45 p.m.


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