The situation in southern Lebanon.

1986/43. Situation in southern Lebanon[1]126

The Commission on Human Rights, Gravely concerned by the continuous acts of aggression and the arbitrary practices of the Israeli occupation forces in southern Lebanon which constitute a flagrant violation of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,[2]127 the provisions of The Hague Convention of 1907,[3]128 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the principles of international law and the objectives of the Charter of the United Nations, Reaffirming its resolution 1985/41 of 13 March 1985, Reiterating what has been previously confirmed by the resolutions of the Security Council, the General Assembly and other United Nations organs, that the continued occupation and repeated acts of aggression constitute a violation of both the will of the international community and the conventions in force in this field,

1. Strongly condemns Israel for its human rights violations such as acts of aggression and the arbitrary practices against civilian populations, assassinations, detentions, abductions, demolition of houses, desecration of places of worship and other inhuman acts;

2. Calls on Israel to put an immediate end to such repressive practices and demands the immediate, total and unconditional withdrawal of Israel from Lebanese territory to the internationally recognized boundaries and respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Lebanon, in accordance with Security Council resolutions 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978 and 509 (1982) of 6 June 1982;

3. Calls on those Governments which are continuing to give Israel economic, political and military aid to refrain from providing Israel with support which is encouraging it to persevere with its policy of aggression and expansion;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to monitor the implementation of the present resolution and to submit to the General Assembly a report on the results of his efforts in that regard.

[1]126 Adopted at the 54th meeting, on 12 March 1986, by a roll-call vote of 25 to 1, with 17 abstentions. See chap. XII, para. 329. [2]127 United Nations, Treaty Series, vote 75, No. 973, p. 287. [3]128 Carnegie Endowment for international Peace, The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907 (New York, Oxford University Press, 1915), P. 100.

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