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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/HRC/2/L.10
6 October 2006

Original: ENGLISH

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Second session
Agenda item 3
18 September-6 October 2006


REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE SECOND SESSION

OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL*

Vice-President and Rapporteur: Mr. Musa Burayzat (Jordan)

Draft report of the Council**


[Note: The present draft report only reflects the proceedings up to the conclusion of the 30th meeting, on Friday 6 October 2006. As the Council has not concluded its work and will continue to take action on draft resolutions and draft decisions, the proceedings and texts of the resolutions and decisions adopted will be included in the final report of the Council when it reconvenes at its resumed second session.]

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* The format of the present report is based on the agenda and “draft framework for a programme of work” for the second session as adopted by the Council in its decision 1/105 of 30 June 2006. It should therefore not serve as a precedent for future sessions of the Council.

** Document A/HRC/2/L.10 will contain the chapters of the report relating to the organization of the session and the items on the agenda. Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council will be contained in document A/HRC/2/L.11.


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2. Country reports

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Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

93. At the 15th meeting, on 26 September 2006, Mr. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, presented his reports (E/CN.4/2006/29 and A/HRC/2/5). The observers for Israel and Palestine made statements, as concerned countries, on the report.

94. During the ensuing interactive dialogue, also at the same meeting, the following made statements and posed questions to Mr. Dugard:

(a) Representatives of States members of the Council: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Ecuador, Finland (on behalf of European Union), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Tunisia;

(b) Observers for Member States of the United Nations: the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Syrian Arab Republic and the United States of America.

95. At the same meeting, Mr. Dugard responded to questions and made his concluding remarks.

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F. Follow-up to decisions of the Human Rights Council

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Follow-up to decision 1/106: Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

143. At the 22nd meeting, on 29 September 2006, Mr. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, pursuant to Council decision 1/106 of 30 June 2006, made a statement in connection with his report (A/HRC/2/5). (See also paragraph 93 above.)

Follow-up to resolution S-1/1: Human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

144. At the 22nd meeting, on 29 September 2006, pursuant to Council resolution S-1/1 of 6 July 2006, Mr. John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, presented his update. At the same meeting, the observers for Israel, the Syrian Arab Republic and Palestine made statements, as concerned countries, on the update.

145. During the ensuing discussion, at the same meeting, the following made statements:

(a) Representatives of States members of the Council: Algeria, Bahrain (on behalf of the Arab Group), Bangladesh, Canada, China, Cuba, Finland (on behalf of the European Union, acceding countries Bulgaria and Romania and candidate countries, Croatia, Turkey and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as well as countries in the process of stabilization and associate and potential candidates - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova), Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Tunisia;

(b) Observers for Member States of the United Nations: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Sudan, the United States of America and Yemen;

(c) Observers for non-governmental organizations: Al-Haq, Law in the Service of Man, Amnesty International (also on behalf of Human Rights Watch), B’nai B’rith International, Indian Movement Tupaj Amaru (also on behalf of World Peace Council), the International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Organization for the Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America (also on behalf of the Federation of Cuban Women and National Union of Jurists of Cuba), United Nations Watch, Women’s International Zionist Organization.

146. Also at the same meeting, the statements in exercise of the right of reply were made by the observers for Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic.

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