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        General Assembly
5 August 2003

Original: English

Human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel

Note by the Secretary-General

1. In its decision 2003/... of 24 July 2003,1 the Economic and Social Council, taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/8 of 16 April 2003,2 on the human rights situation of the Lebanese detainees in Israel, endorsed the Commission’s decision to request the Secretary-General to bring Commission resolution 2003/8 to the attention of the Government of Israel and to call upon it to comply with its provisions, and to report to the Assembly at its fifty-eighth session on the results of his efforts in that regard.

2. In view of the above-mentioned requests, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Israel on 10 June 2003.

3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present note.


* A/58/150.

1 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2002, Supplement No. 3 (E/2003/23), part I, chap. I, sect. B, draft resolution 1.

2 Ibid., chap. II, sect. A.


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