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Denial Right to Movement – UN
"[T]he Committee draws the State party’s attention to its general recommendation 19 (1995) concerning the prevention, prohibition and eradication of all policies and practices of racial segregation and apartheid, and urges the State party to give full effect to article 3 of the Convention to eradicate all forms of segregation between Jewish and non-Jewish communities...
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This was a Human Rights Council resolution condemning the use of force by Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians and established an independent international commission of inquiry to investigate all alleged violations and abuses in the context of the military assaults on the large-scale civilian protests that began on 30 March 2018.
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"A legal regime of segregation is operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, enabling the establishment and the consolidation of settlements, whereby Israeli laws applied personally to Israelis in the West Bank give them preferential legal status over Palestinians. This violates Palestinians’ rights to non-discrimination, equality before the law and equal protection of the law (see...
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"The combined effect of the measures designed to ensure security for Israeli citizens, to facilitate and expand settlements, and, it would appear, to annex land, is hafrada, discrimination and systematic oppression of, and domination over, the Palestinian people." The Special Rapporteur recommended that the General Assembly "request the International Court of Justice to issue an...
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"Settlements are established and developed for the exclusive benefit of Israeli Jews…The settlements are maintained and advanced through a system of total segregation between the settlers and the rest of the population living in the OPT; this system of segregation is supported and facilitated by strict military and law enforcement control to the detriment of...
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"The Committee is particularly appalled at the hermetic character of the separation of two groups, who live on the same territory but do not enjoy either equal use of roads and infrastructure or equal access to basic services and water resources. Such separation is concretized by the implementation of a complex combination of movement restrictions...
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This Human Rights Council resolution called for the implementation of the independent international fact-finding mission’s conclusions regarding the 31 May 2010 Gaza flotilla incident.
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"From the facts available to it, the Mission believes that in the movement and access policy there has been a violation of the right not to be discriminated against on the basis of race or national origin The Mission is concerned about the steps taken recently to formalize the separation of Gaza from the West...
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"Deeply concerned that the severe restrictions on the freedom of movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, targeting a particular national or ethnic group, especially through the wall, checkpoints, restricted roads and permit system, have created hardship and have had a highly detrimental impact on the enjoyment of human rights by Palestinians, in particular their rights...
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"The Committee notes with concern the application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of different laws, policies and practices applied to Palestinians on the one hand, and to Israelis on the other hand. It is concerned, in particular, by information about unequal distribution of water resources to the detriment of Palestinians…."
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