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        General Assembly
13 December 2011

Original: English

Human Rights Council
Nineteenth session
Agenda items 2 and 7
Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner
for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the
High Commissioner and the Secretary General
Human rights situation in Palestine and other
occupied Arab territories

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1


The present report is the High Commissioner’s fourth periodic report on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory submitted in the light of Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1.


II. Legal framework III. Human rights violations by all duty-bearers

A. The de facto authorities in Gaza and Palestinian armed groups

1. Violations in the context of hostilities

2. Detention and treatment of prisoners 3. Civil rights, including freedom of expression 4. The death penalty B. The Government of Israel

1. Law enforcement in the West Bank including East Jerusalem and the right to life

2. Discriminatory practices underlying settlement expansion and impunity for settler violence 3. The Wall and the case of Al-Walaja 4. The situation of Bedouin communities 5. Gaza C. The Palestinian Authority

1. Detention and treatment in detention

2. Civil rights, including freedoms of expression, association and assembly IV. Conclusion and recommendations A. Recommendations to the de facto authorities in Gaza B. Recommendations to the Government of Israel C. Recommendations to the Palestinian Authority

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