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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/SR.7
9 August 2001

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

SUB-COMMISSION ON THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-third session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 7th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Friday, 3 August 2001, at 10 a.m.

Chairperson: Mr. WEISSBRODT

later: Mr. PARK
(Vice-Chairperson)

later: Mr. WEISSBRODT
(Chairperson)

CONTENTS
QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, INCLUDING POLICIES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEGREGATION, IN ALL COUNTRIES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES: REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMISSION UNDER COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION 8 (XXIII) ( continued)
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The meeting was called to order at 10.05 a.m.

QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, INCLUDING POLICIES OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND SEGREGATION, IN ALL COUNTRIES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES: REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMISSION UNDER COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION 8 (XXIII) (item 2 of the provisional agenda) ( continued ) (E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/3 and Add.1-3; E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/NGO/1, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15)

10. Mr. JOINET said that the Sub-Commission could boast of many achievements in respect of its action on country-specific situations under agenda item 2. As a direct result of relevant Sub-Commission resolutions - and of the personal engagement of its members - a highly constructive dialogue had finally been established with several (initially uncooperative or wary) Governments on highly sensitive issues, leading to extremely positive results.

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18. In Israel, the extrajudicial executions of Palestinians constituted a grave and flagrant violation of international human rights law. Disproportionate measures used by the Israeli security forces against civilians included helicopters and tanks. It was deeply regrettable that a population that had suffered so much in the past should resort to such extremities.
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The meeting rose at 1.05 p.m.

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