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CDH a clos les travaux de 10ème session - Résolutions adoptée sur Gaza, les colonies, le Golan syrien occupé et l'autodétermination - Communiqué de presse du CDH (extraits) Français
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THE UNITED NATIONS
OFFICE AT GENEVA


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HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CONCLUDES
TENTH REGULAR SESSION
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Council Establishes Mandate on Cultural Rights, Appoints Rapporteur for Cambodia, Extends Mandates for Myanmar, Somalia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Elects Four Members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee


Human Rights Council
ROUNDUP

27 March 2009

The Human Rights Council closed its tenth regular session this afternoon after adopting 34 texts on a wide range of issues. ...


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During the session, the Council held a number of general debates, including on reports of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, on genocide, arbitrary deprivation of nationality, activities of the United Nations Development Fund for Women to eliminate violence against women, and the protection of human rights in the context of HIV/AIDS, among others. It also held general debates on the protection of all human rights, the human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Palestinian Territories, and follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

The Council adopted the outcome of the reports on the Universal Periodic Review on Botswana, Bahamas, Burundi, Luxembourg, Barbados, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Colombia, and Uzbekistan. It also held a general debate on the topic of the Universal Periodic Review.

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Resolutions Adopted by the Council

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Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories


On
human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan, the Council expressed deep concerned at the suffering of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan due to the systematic and continuous violation of their fundamental and human rights by Israel since the Israeli military occupation of 1967.

On
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, the Council deplored the recent Israeli announcements of the construction of new housing units for Israeli settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, as they undermined the peace process and the creation of a contiguous, sovereign and independent Palestinian State.

On
human rights violations emanating from the Israeli military attacks and operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Council strongly condemned the Israeli military attacks and operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly the recent ones in the occupied Gaza Strip.

On
the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, the Council reaffirmed the inalienable, permanent and unqualified right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including their right to live in freedom, justice and dignity and to establish their sovereign, independent, democratic and viable contiguous State.

On
follow-up to Council resolution S-9/1 on the grave violations of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, particularly due to the recent Israeli military attacks against the occupied Gaza Strip, the Council expressed with regret that resolution S-9/1 had not been fully implemented to date and requested the President of the Council to continue his tireless efforts to appoint the independent international fact-finding mission.

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