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A/RES/51/132


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 85

                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

          [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization
                   Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/51/592)]


            51/132.     Applicability of the Geneva Convention
                        relative to the Protection of Civilian
                        Persons in Time of War, of 12 August
                        1949, to the occupied Palestinian
                        territory, including Jerusalem, and
                        the other occupied Arab territories

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its relevant resolutions,

      Bearing in mind the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,

      Having considered the reports of the Special Committee to
Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the
Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories 1/ and
the relevant reports of the Secretary-General, 2/

      Considering that the promotion of respect for the obligations
arising from the Charter of the United Nations and other instruments
and rules of international law is among the basic purposes and
principles of the United Nations,

      Stressing that Israel, the occupying Power, should comply
strictly with its obligations under international law,

      1.    Reaffirms that the Geneva Convention relative to the
Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, 3/
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, 4/
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 fifty-second session on the implementation of the
present resolution.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    See A/51/99 and Add.1-3.

2/    A/51/514 and A/51/516-518.

3/    United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.

4/    United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, Nos. 970-973.

 

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