|The Committee requests the State party to provide additional information on the realization of economic, social and cultural rights in the occupied territories, in order to complete its initial report and thereby to ensure full compliance with its reporting obligations.
Detailed information, including the latest statistical data, is also requested on the progressive realization of economic, social and cultural rights in East Jerusalem, keeping in mind the concerns raised by the Committee in the relevant paragraphs of the concluding observations. In addition, the Committee also requests updated information on the target dates for recognizing unrecognized villages and an outline plan for the delivery of basic services including water, electricity, access roads, health care and primary education, to which the villagers are entitled as citizens of Israel.
|30 June 2000|| |
| ||Twenty-fourth session, 13 November-1 December 2000||The Committee, having considered the information provided to it by the Permanent Mission of Israel in its note verbale dated 3 November 2000, in a letter addressed to the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, reminded the State party that the concluding observations requested the submission of additional information in time for the Committee’s twenty-fourth session (November-December 2000). Further, the Committee emphasized that some of the additional information, especially the material concerning the occupied territories, was requested “in order to complete the State party’s initial report and thereby ensure full compliance with its reporting obligations” (para. 32). In light of all the circumstances, its concluding observations and the current crisis in Israel and the occupied territories, the Committee resolved at its twenty-fourth session to consider at its next (twenty-fifth) session the situation in the OPT, with a view to assisting the State party to conform to its obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Accordingly, the Committee urged Israel to submit up-to-date information on economic, social and cultural rights in the occupied territories by 1 March 2001. This information should give particular attention to the issues concerning the occupied territories that were identified in the concluding observations, as well as those mentioned in the Committee’s letter. The Committee decided to consider the additional information, and any other reliable material with which it is provided, on 4 May 2001 (3.00-6.00 p.m.). The Committee invited the State party to participate in this discussion.||1 March 2001||The Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva in its note verbale dated 3 November 2000 informed the Committee that the second periodic report “… will include issues referred to, and information requested by, the CESCR in its concluding observations to Israel’s Initial Report of November 1998”. The Mission also informed the Committee that “It is expected that the second periodic report will be ready for submission no later than March 2001.”
The additional information was submitted by the State party on 20 April 2001 (E/1989/5/Add.14) and considered by the Committee at its twenty-sixth session in August 2001 (E/C.12/1/Add.69). The second periodic report was submitted by the State party on 3 August 2001.