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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/2003/130
24 March 2003

ENGLISH
Original: ENGLISH, FRENCH AND SPANISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-ninth session
Agenda item 8



QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE
OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, INCLUDING PALESTINE


Written submission by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

In March 2002, the 107th Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union adopted, by consensus, a resolution on “The role of parliaments in supporting implementation of resolution 1397 adopted by the United Nations Security Council on 12 March 2002, and particularly the paragraph in which the Council expresses its attachment to ‘a vision of a region in which two States, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders’”. The text of this resolution appears below. *

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* Reproduced in the annex as received, in the languages of submission (English, French and Spanish) only.


Annex


THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTS IN SUPPORTING IMPLEMENTATION
OF RESOLUTION 1397 ADOPTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS
SECURITY COUNCIL ON 12 MARCH 2002 AND PARTICULARLY
THE PARAGRAPH IN WHICH THE COUNCIL EXPRESSES ITS
ATTACHMENT TO "A VISION OF A REGION IN WHICH TWO
STATES, ISRAEL AND PALESTINE, LIVE SIDE BY SIDE
WITHIN SECURE AND RECOGNISED BORDERS"

Resolution adopted by consensus* by the 107th Conference
(Marrakech, 22 March 2002)



The 107th Inter-Parliamentary Conference,

Recalling its previous resolutions on the situation in the Middle East, in particular the one adopted by consensus on 14 September 2001 in Ouagadougou,

Recalling also the resolutions adopted at the United Nations by the Security Council and the General Assembly,

Expressing its grave concern at the tragic and violent events that every day claim a great many lives and cause enormous destruction,

Endorsing the adoption by the Security Council of resolution 1397 on 12 March 2002,


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*The delegations of Lebanon and the Syrian Arab Republic stated that they could not join the consensus, whereas the delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed reservations on those elements of the text which might be construed to imply recognition of Israel.


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