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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 70:  

 

Right of peoples to self-determination

Date of consideration:  7-8 November 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/502  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/111  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/263  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

A/60/268  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination

A/60/319  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Note by the Secretariat:  report of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

A/60/440-S/2005/658   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]   

A/60/440/Corr.1-S/2005/658/Corr.1   [A] only  

A/60/440/Corr.2-S/2005/658/Corr.2   [F]   [S]   [A]   [C]   [R]   

Letter dated 17 October 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Summary:

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the universal realization of the right of all peoples, including those under colonial, foreign and alien domination, to self-determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights and for the preservation and promotion of such rights; requested the Commission on Human Rights to continue to give special attention to the violation of human rights, especially the right to self-determination, resulting from foreign military intervention, aggression or occupation; and requested the Secretary-General to report on the question to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/180).

At the same session, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the use of mercenaries and their recruitment, financing and training were causes for grave concern to all States; urged all States to take the necessary steps and to exercise the utmost vigilance against the menace posed by the activities of mercenaries; requested the new Special Rapporteur to circulate to States and consult with them on the new proposal for a legal definition of a mercenary drafted by the former Special Rapporteur and to report her findings to the Commission on Human Rights and the General Assembly; to pay particular attention to the impact of the activities of private companies offering military assistance, consultancy and security services on the international market; on the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination; and to consult States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in the implementation of the resolution and to report, with specific recommendations, to the General Assembly at its sixtieth session her findings; and requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to convene a third meeting of experts on traditional and new forms of mercenary activities as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination (resolution 59/178).

The Commission on Human Rights, at its sixty-first session, decided to end the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the use of mercenaries and to establish a working group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, made up of five independent experts, one from each regional group, for a period of three years; and requested the working group to continue the work already done by the previous Special Rapporteurs on the strengthening of the international legal framework for the prevention and sanction of the recruitment, use, financing and training of mercenaries, and to report annually on the progress made in the fulfilment of its mandate to the Commission and to the General Assembly (Commission resolution 2005/2).

 

 

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