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Question of human rights in Cyprus

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Publication Date 7 March 1978
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/17(XXXIV)
Reference THIRTY-FOURTH SESSION, 1978
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, Question of human rights in Cyprus, 7 March 1978, E/CN.4/RES/17(XXXIV), available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0c5c.html [accessed 25 April 2014]

17 (XXXIV). Question of human rights in Cyprus[1]20

The Commission on Human Rights,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the United Nations,

Mindful of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant international instruments in the field of human rights,

Noting General Assembly resolutions 3212 (XXIX), 3395 (XXX), 3450 (XXX), 31/12, 32/13, 32/15 and 32/128,

Recalling its previous resolutions 4 (XXXI) and 4 (XXXII),

Mindful of the need to restore human rights in Cyprus without delay,

Recommending to the two communities to do their utmost to find a just and lasting peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem, based on respect for the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus,

Noting with appreciation the report of the Secretary-General under Commission decision 6 (XXXIII) (E/CN.4/1275),

1. Reiterates its previous calls for the full restoration of all human rights to the population of Cyprus, in particular to the refugees;

2. Expresses its appreciation to the Secretary-General for all his efforts and hopes that the agreement of 12 February 1977 towards reaching a solution of various aspects of the Cyprus problem may constitute an important step in the search for a lasting peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Commission on Human Rights at its thirty-fifth session with information relevant to the implementation of the present resolution;

4. Decides to consider the question of human rights in Cyprus at its thirty-fifth session,



[1]20 Adopted at the 1470th meeting, on 7 March 1978, without a vote. See chap. X.

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