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Adopted on 29/09/10.
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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
LIMITED
A/HRC/15/L.34
27 September 2010

Original: English

Human Rights Council
Fifteenth session
Agenda item 7
Human rights situation in Palestine and other
occupied Arab territories

Pakistan (on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference), Palestine*, Syrian Arab Republic*
(on behalf of the Group of Arab States): draft resolution

15/… Follow-up to the report of the Committee of independent experts
in international humanitarian and human rights law established
pursuant to Council resolution 13/9

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Recalling its relevant resolutions, including resolutions S-9/1 of 12 January 2009, S-12/1 of 16 October 2009 and 13/9 of 25 March 2010, adopted in follow-up to the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the report of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,1

Recalling also relevant General Assembly resolutions, including resolutions 64/10 of 5 November 2009 and 64/254 of 26 February 2010, adopted in follow-up to the report of the Fact-Finding Mission,

Recalling further relevant rules and principles of international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in particular the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, applicable to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem,

Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

Reaffirming the obligation of all parties to respect international humanitarian law and international human rights law,

Reiterating the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians, and reaffirming the obligation of the international community to ensure the protection of civilians in armed conflicts,

Stressing the need to ensure accountability for all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in order to prevent impunity, ensure justice, deter further violations and promote peace,


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* Non-Member State of the Human Rights Council.


Notes

1A/HRC/12/48.
2A/HRC/15/51.
3A/HRC/15/52.
4A/HRC/15/50.
5A/64/890, annex II.


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