Report of the UN Special Committee Investigating Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 1984

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VOL. 16

1986/87

No. 1
P. 128
Special Document
Report of the UN Special Committee Investigating Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, 1984
ABSTRACT

The concern of the United Nations for the human rights of the civilian population in the territories occupied by Israel during the 1967 Arab-Israeli hostilities was first expressed by the Security Council in Resolution 237 of June 1967. Acting unanimously, the council called upon the Israeli government to ensure the safety, welfare, and security of the inhabitants of the areas where military operations had taken place, and to facilitate the return of those inhabitants who had fled the areas since the outbreak of the hostilities. It recommended to the governments concerned the scrupulous respect of the humanitarian principles contained in the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 governing the protection of civilian persons in time of war.