REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE EXERCISE OF THE INALIENABLE

RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

Note by the Secretary-General

In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 7 of General Assembly resolution 3376 (XXX) adopted at its 2399th meeting, on 10 November 1975, the Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the Security Council herewith the report of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People established pursuant to the above-mentioned resolution.

  


Letter of transmittal

28 May 1976

Sir,

I have the honour to present herewith, on behalf of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, its report requested by General Assembly resolution 3376 (XXX).

The recommendations of the Committee, which appear in part two of the report, represent, as required by paragraph 4 of resolution 3376 (XXX), a programme of implementation designed to enable the Palestinian people to exercise the rights recognized in paragraphs 1 and 2 of General Assembly resolution 3236 (XXIX).

As required by paragraph 7 of resolution 3376 (XXX), the Committee submits this report to you for transmittal to the Security Council, which under the provisions of paragraph 8 of that resolution is requested to consider, as soon as possible after 1 June 1976, the question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights recognized in paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 3236 (XXIX).

Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Médoune FALL

Chairman

Committee on the Exercise

of the Inalienable Rights

of the Palestinian People

His Excellency 

Mr. Kurt Waldheim 

Secretary-General of the United Nations

 


CONTENTS

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PART ONE.   PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

 

 

 

I.  INTRODUCTION  

1 – 3

4

II.  MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE  

4 – 6

4

III.  ORGANIZATION OF WORK  

7 – 12

5

A.   Meetings  

7

5

B.   Election of officers  

8

5

C.   Agenda  

9

5

D.   Participation in the work of the Committee  

10 – 12

6

IV.   SUMMARY OF THE DELIBERATIONS  

13 – 58

6

A.   Unique nature of the question of Palestine

13

6

B.  Role of the Committee   

14 – 17

7

C.  Right of return  

18 – 32

7

D.   Right to self-determination and to national independence and sovereignty   

33 – 35

10

E.   Status of Jerusalem  

36 – 39

11

F.   Essential elements of a programme of implementation of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people

40 – 47

12

G.   Proposals concerning steps to ensure implementation of the programme   

48 – 50

13

H.   Interrelationship between the question of Palestine and the Middle East problem   

51 – 58

14

PART TWO.   RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE  

I.   BASIC CONSIDERATIONS AND GUIDELINES  

59 – 65

16

II.   THE RIGHT OF RETURN  

66 – 69

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III.  THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION, NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY   

70 – 72

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ANNEX