The 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council
27 February - 4 April 2023
Item 7: General Debate on the Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories
29th March 2023
Joint Statement with Association Ma’onah for Human Rights and Immigration and Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ)
GICJ urge the Council to act on the resolution to end Israeli policies and occupation
Delivered by Sasha Granelli
Thank you Mr Vice-President,
We welcome the High Commissioner’s reports. We were appalled that only one state responded to the request for information about accountability measures taken.
Given the High Commissioner’s concerns about the independence, impartiality and transparency of the scant few investigations taken by the Israeli occupation authorities we urge all states present today, to take immediate steps to address the failure to take accountability measures for the innumerable human rights violations since 2008.
75 years after the UN Partition Plan for Palestine, civil society gathers again today to strongly denounce the suffering of the Palestinian people and ask when the next step towards resolution can be taken.
Each of the NGOs speaking today has highlighted human rights abuses, each of which compounds the suffering of an occupied oppressed people, each of which goes un-investigated and unaddressed domestically.
We welcome the investigations being carried out by the Commission of Inquiry on the OPT and Israel. Will states provide support for the OPT Investigations, will states condemn attacks against human rights defenders and UN mandate holders?
Association Ma’onah for Human Rights and Immigration and Geneva International Centre for Justice urge the Human Rights Council and every State to finally act on the numerous UN resolutions in order to end the Israeli brutal policies and occupation.