Situation of human rights in southern Lebanon.

1988/66. Situation of human rights in southern Lebanon

The Commission on Human Rights, Gravely concerned by the continuation of the acts of aggression and the arbitrary practices of the Israeli occupation forces in southern Lebanon which constitute a flagrant violation of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, the principles of international Law, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and The Hague Convention IV of 1907, Recalling its deep regret at Israel's failure to implement Security Council resolutions 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978 and 509 (1982) of 6 June 1982, Also recalling all the resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and other United Nations organs declaring 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 respect, Reaffirming its resolutions 1985/41 of 13 March 1985, 1986/43 of 12 March 1986 and 1987/54 of 11 March 1987,

1. Strongly condemns Israel's persistence in violating human rights manifested in acts of aggression, bombardments of civilian populations, detentions and other arbitrary practices;

2. Calls upon Israel to put an immediate end to such repressive practices and to implement the above-mentioned resolutions of the Security Council, which require its immediate, total and unconditional withdrawal from all Lebanese territory and respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Lebanon;

3. Calls upon those Governments which are assisting Israel politically, economically and militarily to exert adequate pressures on the Government of Israel to put an end to its aggressive and expansionist policy in southern Lebanon;

4. Requests the Secretary-General:

(a) To bring the present resolution to the attention of the Government of Israel and to invite it to provide information concerning the extent of its implementation thereof;

(b) To report to the General Assembly at its forty-third session and to The Commission on Human Rights at its forty-fifth session on the results of his efforts in that regard;

5. Decides to continue its consideration of the situation of human rights in southern Lebanon at its forty-fifth session.

55th meeting
10 March 1988
[Adopted by a roll-call vote of 26 to 1, with
15 abstentions. See chap. XII.]

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