16 JUNE 2020
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of 16 June 2020 noon briefing by Eri Kaneko, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
Questions and Answers
Question: Okay. There is a letter signed by 50 independent experts opposing the annexation of Palestinian land by Israel on 1 July, and they’re calling that a violation of international law. Are you aware of this letter signed by the independent experts and [inaudible] see in this important development?
Spokesperson: Thank you for your question. We have seen reports of the letter, and I think, as we’ve been saying, we are still, of course, unfalteringly committed to achieving a negotiated two‑State solution. The Secretary‑General has said on many occasions that he’s warned of the danger of unilateral action. That’s what we’d have to say on the letter.
For information media. Not an official record.
Document Sources: Secretary-General, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of assembly and association, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Special Reporter on the promotion and protection of the reight to freedom of opinion and expression, United Nations Department of Global Communications
Subject: Annexation, Human rights and international humanitarian law, Legal issues
Publication Date: 16/06/2020
URL source: https://www.un.org/press/en/2020/db200616.doc.htm