Situation in Panama.

1990/10. Situation in Panama

The Commission on Human Rights, Recalling General Assembly resolution 44/240 of 29 December 1989, Reaffirming the sovereign and inalienable right of Panama to determine freely its social, economic and political system and to develop its international relations without any form of foreign intervention, interference, subversion, coercion or threat, Recalling that, in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 4, of the Charter of the United Nations, all Member States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations, Reaffirming the need to restore conditions which will guarantee the full exercise of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Panamanian people and its right to decide its future in free and sovereign fashion,

1. Strongly deplores the foreign military intervention in Panama which constitutes a flagrant violation of international law and of the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Panama;

2. Demands the immediate cessation of that intervention;

3. Demands full respect for and strict observance of the letter and spirit of the Torrijos-Carter Treaties;

4. Calls upon all States to uphold and respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Panama and the right of its people to decide its future in free and sovereign fashion.

32nd meeting
20 February 1990
[Adopted by a roll-call vote of 14 to 8, with
17 abstentions. See chap. IX.]

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