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Military and Armed Attacks on Refugee Camps and Settlements

Publisher UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Author Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme
Publication Date 13 October 1986
Citation / Document Symbol No. 45 (XXXVII) - 1986
Other Languages / Attachments Greek
Related Document Attaques militaires et armées contre des camps et des zones d'installation de réfugiés
Cite as UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Military and Armed Attacks on Refugee Camps and Settlements, 13 October 1986, No. 45 (XXXVII) - 1986, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae68c443.html [accessed 17 September 2014]
Comments Executive Committee 37th session. Contained in United Nations General Assembly Document No. 12A (A/41/12/Add.1). Conclusion endorsed by the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Programme upon the recommendation of the Sub-Committee of the Whole on International Protection of Refugees.

The Executive Committee,

Recalling the continuous efforts undertaken by the Executive Committee to draft a set of principles or conclusions on the subject of military and armed attacks on refugee camps and settlements;

Commending the Chairman of the Executive Committee and the High Commissioner for their efforts to promote agreement on a draft set of conclusions on this subject;

Regretting that after so much debate it has not been able to arrive at a common position;

Noting that the General Assembly had by consensus adopted resolution 39/140, of which paragraph 3, inter alia, relates to military and armed attacks on refugee camps and settlements;

Gravely concerned that despite the development and further strengthening of established standards for the treatment of refugees, the basic rights of refugees in different areas of the world have continued to be disregarded as evidenced, in particular, by the large number of victims and material damage occasioned by the various military and armed attacks on refugee camps and settlements which continue to occur;

(a)      Stressed the urgency and importance of the question of military and armed attacks on refugee camps and settlements being kept under constant review by the Executive Committee with a view to reaching agreement on a set of principles or conclusions in order to reinforce the international protection of refugees; and

(b)      Requested the Chairman and the High Commissioner to continue consultations on this matter, review developments and submit detailed reports in accordance with their respective mandates on the various aspects of the subject to the thirty-eighth session of the Executive Committee.

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