UN Rights Council slams Israel for its 'non-cooperation' with the Goldstone commission

UN Rights Council slams

October 18, 2009 01:58
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Here is the key extract from the resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on Friday, according to its official records. The Human Rights Council, Guided by the principles and objectives of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Considering that the promotion of respect for the obligations arising from the Charter and other instruments and rules of international law is among the basic purposes and principles of the United Nations, Reaffirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the inadmissibility of the acquisition of land by the use of force, as enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, Acknowledging that peace, security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system, Affirming the applicability of international human rights law and the international humanitarian law, namely the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, Expressing serious concern at the lack of implementation by the occupying Power, Israel, of previously adopted resolutions and recommendations of the Council relating to the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, Recalling its resolution A/HRC/S-9/L.1 of 12 January 2009, in which the Council decided to dispatch an urgent, independent international fact-finding mission, and its call upon the occupying power, Israel, not to obstruct the process of investigation and to fully cooperate with the mission, 1. Condemns the non-cooperation by the occupying power, Israel, with the independent international fact-finding mission; 2. Welcomes the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (A/HRC/12/48); 3. Endorses the recommendations contained in the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, and calls upon all concerned parties including United Nations bodies, to ensure their implementation in accordance with their respective mandates; 4. Recommends the General Assembly to consider the report of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission, during the main part of its 64th session; 5. Requests the United Nations Secretary General to submit to the 13th Human Rights Council's session, a report, on the status of implementation of paragraph 3 above.

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