Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
13 February–9 March 2012
Implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
List of themes to be taken up in connection with the consideration of the fourteenth to sixteenth periodic reports of Israel (CERD/C/ISR/14-16)*
The following is a list of themes identified by the Country Rapporteur in connection with the consideration of the fourteenth to sixteenth periodic reports of Israel. The list is meant to guide the dialogue between the State party delegation and the Committee and does not require written replies. This is not an exhaustive list as other issues will be raised in the course of the dialogue.
4. Situation of Palestinian communities (arts. 2, 3, 5 and 6) under the State party’s effective control:
(a) Freedom of movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and the possibility to visit relatives detained on the territory of the State party (CERD/C/ISR/CO/13, paras. 33 and 34);
(b) Right to adequate housing/property and access to land (planning and zoning) (CERD/C/ISR/14-16, paras. 532-544); basic services and resources, including water resources, and action taken against public and private actors impeding such access (CERD/C/ISR/CO/13, para. 35);
(c) Right to security of persons: recent data on the occurrence of violence by Jewish settlers (CERD/C/ISR/CO/13, para. 37) and racially motivated acts by security/military officers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, criminal investigations carried out, their outcome and effective remedy for victims;
(d) Equality before the law between Palestinian communities and Jewish settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.
* Late submission.
Document Type: List, Report
Document Sources: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Subject: Access and movement, Convention: Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Incidents, Land, Occupation, Racial discrimination, Security issues
Publication Date: 13/02/2012