United Nations

A/50/658


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 October 1995

ORIGINAL:
ENGLISH


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 85


              REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ISRAELI
              PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN
PEOPLE AND OTHER ARABS OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES

Report of the Secretary-General

(in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 49/36 B)


1.    The present  report  is  submitted  in pursuance  of  General Assembly
resolution 49/36 B of 9 December 1994, the operative part of which reads  as
follows:

  "The General Assembly,

  "...

  "1.  Reaffirms  that the Geneva Convention  relative to the Protection  of
Civilian Persons  in Time of War,  of 12 August 1949,  is applicable to  the
occupied  Palestinian  territory,  including   Jerusalem,  and  other   Arab
territories occupied by Israel since 1967;

  "2.    Demands  that Israel  accept  the  de  jure  applicability  of  the
Convention in the  occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem,  and
other Arab territories  occupied by  Israel since 1967,  and that it  comply
scrupulously with the provisions of the Convention;

  "3.  Calls upon  all States parties to the Convention, in accordance  with
article 1  common to the  four Geneva Conventions,  to exert  all efforts in
order to  ensure respect for its  provisions by Israel, the occupying Power,
in the occupied  Palestinian territory, including  Jerusalem, and other Arab
territories occupied by Israel since 1967;

  "4.  Requests the  Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly  at
its fiftieth session on the implementation of the present resolution."



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  2.  On 15 May 1995,  the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the

Minister for Foreign Affairs  of the State of Israel, in which he requested,
in  view of his  reporting responsibilities  under the  resolution, that the
Minister inform  him of  any steps  his Government  had  taken or  envisaged
taking  concerning the  implementation  of the  relevant  provisions  of the
resolution.

3.   No  reply had  been  received  at the  time of  the preparation  of the
present report.

4.  By note verbale  dated 15 May 1995, the Secretary-General also drew  the
attention  of  all  States  parties to  the  Convention  to paragraph  3  of
resolution 49/36 B.


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