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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.4/1998/SR.56
24 April 1998

Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fifty-fourth session

SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 56th MEETING

Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Tuesday, 21 April 1998, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Mr. SELEBI (South Africa)

CONTENTS
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QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES …

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The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m.
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QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO COLONIAL AND OTHER DEPENDENT COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES …

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Draft resolution on the human rights situation in southern Lebanon and West Bakaa (E/CN.4/1998/L.80)

17. Mr. BAATI (Tunisia), introducing the draft resolution, said that, in the first line of the penultimate preambular paragraph, the words “handed down” should be replaced by the words “made public”.

18. Mrs. KLEIN (Secretary of the Commission) said that the delegation of Pakistan had become a sponsor of the draft resolution.

19. The CHAIRMAN said he had the impression that the delegation of the United States of America wished the draft resolution to be put to the vote.

20. At the request of the representative of Tunisia, the vote was taken by roll­call.

21. Poland, having been drawn by lot by the Chairman, was called upon to vote first.

22. The draft resolution was adopted by 52 votes to 1.

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The meeting rose at 1.15 p.m.

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