United Nations

A/50/660


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 D)


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

    "The General Assembly,

    "...

  "1.  Calls upon  Israel, the occupying Power,  to comply with the relevant
resolutions on  the  occupied  Syrian  Golan,  and  in  particular  Security
Council  resolution 497 (1981),  in which  the Council,  inter alia, decided
that   the   Israeli  decision   to  impose   its  laws,   jurisdiction  and
administration on the occupied  Syrian Golan was null  and void and  without
international legal  effect and demanded  that Israel,  the occupying Power,
should rescind forthwith its decisions;

  "2.    Also  calls  upon  Israel  to  desist  from changing  the  physical
character,  demographic  composition,  institutional   structure  and  legal
status of  the occupied Syrian Golan  and in particular  to desist from  the
establishment of settlements;

  "3.   Determines  that  all legislative  and administrative  measures  and
actions taken or to  be taken by Israel,  the occupying Power,  that purport
to  alter the character  and legal  status of the occupied  Syrian Golan are
null and void, constitute  a flagrant violation of international law and  of
the Geneva  Convention relative  to the  Protection of  Civilian Persons  in
Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and have no legal effect;


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  "4.    Further  calls  upon  Israel   to  desist  from  imposing   Israeli

citizenship  and  Israeli identity  cards  on  the  Syrian  citizens in  the
occupied Syrian  Golan, and to desist  from its  repressive measures against
the population of the occupied Syrian Golan;

  "5.  Deplores the violations of the Geneva Convention by Israel;

  "6.   Calls  once again upon  Member States  not to  recognize any  of the
legislative or administrative measures and actions referred to above;

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

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 a note verbale  dated 15 May 1995,  the Secretary-General also  drew
the attention of  all States parties  to the  Convention to  paragraph 6  of
resolution 49/36 D.


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