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Situation in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Author UN Commission on Human Rights (43rd sess. : 1987 : Geneva)
Publication Date 6 February 1987
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/1987/49
Reference 43
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, Situation in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon., 6 February 1987, E/CN.4/RES/1987/49, available at: https://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f1353c.html [accessed 4 March 2021]

1987/49. Situation in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon

The Commission on Human Rights,

Guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles of international law,

Guided by the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations,

Recalling Security Council resolution 564 (1985) of 31 May 1985 and the statement made by the President of the Council on 13 February 1987 (S/18691),

Noting the statement read by the Chairman of the Commission at the 10th meeting, on 6 February 1987,

Recalling the press communiqués issued by the mission of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Beirut on 2 December 1986 and 15 January 1987, the reports of the International Committee of the Red Cross of 22 December 1986 and 17 February 1987 and the press communiqué issued by that Committee on 10 February 1987 on the inability of its mission to undertake its humanitarian activities in the Palestinian camps of Burj El-Barajneh and Shatila in Beirut and El-Rashidiyeh in south Lebanon because of the siege of these camps,

Deeply alarmed at the grave situation in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon and the risks to the lives of their population,

Taking note of the statements on this situation made by the observer for the Palestine Liberation organization and by a number of other delegations,

Emphasizing its respect for Lebanon's full sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,

1. Expresses its deep dismay at the grave situation in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, resulting from the continuous attacks on and siege of the camps which expose their population to the risk of death;

2. Strongly condemns the repeated attacks on these camps, including the siege which has prevented the delivery of food and medical supplies for 155 days, and deems these attacks to be flagrant violations of the human rights of the Palestinian population of the camps.

56th meeting
11 March 1987
[Adopted by a roll-call vote of 29 to 2, with
12 abstentions. See chap. XII.]

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