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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2001/SR.35
11 September 2001

ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-seventh session

PROVISIONAL SUMARY RECORD OF THE 35th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on 4 April 2001, at 10 a.m.

Chairperson : Mr. ESPOUY (Argentina)
CONTENTS
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS ( continued)









This record is subject to correction.

Corrections should be submitted in one of the working languages. They should be set forth in a memorandum and also incorporated in a copy of the record. They should be sent within one week of the date of this document to the Official Records Editing Section, room E.4108, Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Any corrections to the records of the public meetings of the Commission at this session will be consolidated in a single corrigendum, to be issued shortly after the end of the session.

The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS (agenda item 10) (continued ) (E/CN.4/2001/8, 10, 49-53, 54 and Add.1 and Corr.1, 55 and Add.1, 56, 57, 62 and Add.1-2, 123 and 148; E/CN.4/2001/NGO/1, 4, 14, 15, 26, 30, 58, 60, 63, 80, 82, 103-106, 108, 109, 125, 131, 148, 154, 166 and 186; E/CN.4/Sub.2/2000/13, E/CN.4/2000/33)

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25. Mr. RICKARD (Robert F. Kennedy Memorial) said that he was very concerned at the denial of the right to education in the occupied Palestinian territories. As the High Commissioner for Human Rights had noted in the report of her visit to those territories, more than 40 Palestinian schools had been closed or were unable to operate owing to curfews or closures. Israel had the right to ensure its security, but that right did not authorize it to take action whose consequences were so damaging to Palestinian children. Curfews should be imposed only in extreme circumstances and never as a punitive measure. Israel, which had ratified the International Covenant on Educational, Social and Cultural Rights, should take every possible measure to ensure that the right to education of Palestinian children was respected. For its part, the Palestinian Authority should ensure that corruption and cronyism did not interfere with the exercise of that right.

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58. Mr. SAFI (International Islamic Federation of Student Organizations) ...

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59. His organization was particularly concerned by the systematic violation of the economic, social and cultural rights of the people of Palestine and Kashmir, especially the latter, for whom the situation was particularly serious. ...

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The meeting rose at 1.15 p.m.

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