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In a resolution on ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, adopted by a vote of 22 in favour, 8 against and 17 abstentions, the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on how all parties can fulfil their obligations in implementing the recommendations reviewed by the High Commissioner in 2017, including measures of accountability and legal measures to be taken by states, and to present a report to the Council at its forty-sixth session, to be followed by an interactive dialogue.

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Action on Resolution on Ensuring Accountability and Justice for all Violations of International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

In a resolution (A/HRC/43/L.36 REV.1) on ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, adopted by a vote of 22 in favour, 8 against and 17 abstentions, the Council denounces all acts of intimidation, threats and delegitimization directed at human rights organizations, civil society actors and human rights defenders involved in documenting and countering violations of international law and impunity in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and calls upon all States to ensure their protection; condemns the use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force against civilians, including against civilians with special protected status under international law, who pose no imminent threat to life; and calls upon all parties to ensure that future demonstrations remain peaceful and to abstain from actions that could endanger the lives of civilians. The Council requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to report on how all parties can fulfil their obligations in implementing the recommendations reviewed by the High Commissioner in 2017, including measures of accountability and legal measures to be taken by states to ensure respect by Israel, and all other relevant parties, of their obligations under international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory including East Jerusalem, and to present a report to the Council at its forty-sixth session, to be followed by an interactive dialogue.

The results of the vote were as follows:

In favour (22): Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chile, Eritrea, Indonesia, Libya, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Venezuela.

Against (8): Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Fiji, Togo, Ukraine

Abstentions (17): Bahamas, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Marshall Islands, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Slovakia, Spain, Uruguay.