▲ Up
 
20:04 04-05-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
UN Rights Council agrees probe into alleged ‘war crimes’ in Occupied Palestinian Territory

Bishkek (AKIpress) - 595841-Pillay The United Nations Human Rights Council decided to launch an independent inquiry into purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.

Meeting in an emergency session today, the Council adopted a resolution agreeing to send the investigative team by a vote of 29 countries in favour, with 17 abstentions and a sole negative vote by the United States, in which it strongly condemned the failure of Israel to end its prolonged occupation of the area.

The Council condemned in the strongest terms the “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms” arising from the Israeli military operations since 13 June, and called for an immediate ceasefire.

“The Council further condemned all violence against civilians wherever it occurred, including the killing of two Israeli civilians as a result of rocket fire,” according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

In the resolution, the Council also demanded that Israel immediately reopen the occupied Gaza Strip and called upon the international community to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance and services to the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Navi Pillay, who opened the special session, said that the current is the third serious escalation of hostilities in the area during the six years that she has been the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. As in 2009 and 2012 “children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities” suffer the most.


Twitterfacebookprint
11:26 24.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
17:58 Some streets of Bishkek to be temporarily closed to traffic on May 517:44 Government, mayor's office of Bishkek should take control of roads – Prime Minister17:35 Kyrgyzstan emphasizes Japan's support of democratic reforms17:03 State TV channel explains its budget spending in 201416:49 Kyrgyz Armed Forces present WW2 veterans 3,000 soms and food products for 2,000 soms16:38 New chairman of Tajikistan National Bank appointed16:15 Kazakh shareholder Kenes Rakishev increases his share in Kazkommertsbank to 23.24%15:46 Head of North Korean Parliament to attend May 9 Parade in Moscow instead of Kim Jong-Un15:36 Nurlan Nigmatulin retains post of head of presidential administration of Kazakhstan15:34 Residents of Jalal-Abad remote villages complain of worn out medical equipment15:30 All heads of Kazakhstani regions and Astana and Almaty cities retain their posts after Nazarbayev's reelection15:07 Track and field race held in Bishkek14:59 Tajikistan strengthens its mutual border with Afghanistan as Taliban attacks Kunduz14:51 Nazarbayev, Royal Dutch Shell CEO meet in Astana14:39 Government plans to complete construction of main highways until 201714:11 MP offers to pay salaries of public employees twice a month14:05 ADB, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank agree to collaborate for Asia13:36 Nearly 2 thousand cases of suspected measles registered in Jalal-Abad YTD13:33 Around 2,000 families forced from their homes by Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz bordering with Tajikistan13:19 Uzbek President, Vice Prime Minister of South Korea discuss economic cooperation
Astana
+19° C
Ashgabat
+28° C
Bishkek
+25° C
Dushanbe
+26° C
Tashkent
+30° C
exchange rates
 
66.85
59.64
9.62
1.17
208.23
185.80
29.96
3.62
7.00
6.27
1.01
0.12
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.92
3.50
0.56
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75