26th session of the UN Human Rights Council

26th session of the UN Human Rights Council
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The Human Rights Council (HRC) is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States, responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.The Council inter alia appoints the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 whose task is to assess the situation, report publicly about it, and work with governments, civil society and others.   The human rights situation in Palestine is also considered in the context of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).  The Council has dispatched fact-finding missions to investigate violations of human rights, such as the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict in 2009, the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza flotilla in 2010, and the UN fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements in 2012.

A permanent feature of the Council’s agenda is Item 7 on “Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories”.   In March 2016, the Council voted to produce a database of all business enterprises conducting activities in or related to Israel’s settlements.

Human Rights Council’s Resolutions on Question of Palestine

Date Title Document Type symbol Source subject
May 18, 2018 Violations of International Law in the Context of Large-scale Civilian Protests in the OPT, Commission of Inquiry – Human Right Council Draft Resolution (adopted) (A/HRC/S-28/L.1) Arabic text, Chinese text, Draft resolution, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/S-28/L.1 Human Rights Council
May 18, 2018 Violations of International Law in the Context of Large-scale Civilian Protests in the OPT, Commission of Inquiry – Human Right Council Resolution (A/HRC/RES/S-28/1) Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/RES/S-28/1 Human Rights Council
March 28, 2018 Compilation of Resolutions and Decisions Adopted in 2017 (English and French) – DPR publication – A/AC.183/L.2/Add.39 Compilation, French text, General Assembly resolution, Resolution, Security Council Resolution, Voting record Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR), Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Security Council
March 23, 2018 Israeli Settlements in OPT and Occupied Syrian Golan – HRC 37th Session – Resolution Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/RES/37/36 General Assembly, Human Rights Council
March 23, 2018 Human Rights Situation in OPT, including East Jerusalem – Human Rights Council 37th Session – Resolution Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/RES/37/35 Human Rights Council
March 23, 2018 Right of Palestinian People to Self-determination – HRC 37th Session – Resolution Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/RES/37/34 Human Rights Council
March 23, 2018 Ensuring Accountability and Justice for All Violations of International Law in OPT, Including East Jerusalem – HRC 37th Session – Resolution Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text A/HRC/RES/37/37 General Assembly, Human Rights Council
October 16, 2017 Report of the Human Rights Council Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Report, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text, Voting record A/72/53/Add.1 Human Rights Council
August 23, 2017 Report of the Human Rights Council Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Report, Resolution, Russian text, Spanish text, Voting record A/72/53 Human Rights Council
April 12, 2017 Right of Palestinian People to Self-determination – HRC 34st Session – Resolution General Assembly resolution, Resolution, Voting record A/HRC/RES/34/29 General Assembly, Human Rights Council

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