Tenth Emergency Special Session

Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The tenth Emergency Special Session of the General Assembly was convened for the first time in April 1997, following a request from Qatar, Chair of the Arab Group.

The session followed a series of Security Council and General Assembly meetings regarding the Israeli decision to build “Har Homa”, a large illegal Israeli settlement, in the Jabal Abu Ghneim area of Occupied East Jerusalem.

The tenth Emergency Special Session was last resumed on 15 and 16 January 2009 to consider the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, at the request of the President of the General Assembly.

Below are relevant documents for each time the tenth Emergency Special Session was convened. [Read more...]

General Assembly Resolutions

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Resolutions Adopted During the 68th General Assembly

Resolution TitleResolution Number
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian PeopleA/RES/68/12
Division for Palestinian Rights of the SecretariatA/RES/68/13
Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the SecretariatA/RES/68/14
Peaceful settlement of the question of PalestineA/RES/68/15
JerusalemA/RES/68/16
Assistance to Palestine refugeesA/RES/68/76
Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities
A/RES/68/77
Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
A/RES/68/78
Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues
A/RES/68/79
Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories
A/RES/68/80
Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories
A/RES/68/81
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian GolanA/RES/68/82
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
A/RES/68/83
Assistance to the Palestinian peopleA/RES/68/100
The right of the Palestinian people to self-determinationA/RES/68/154
Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resourcesA/RES/67/235

Resolutions Adopted During the 67th General Assembly

Resolution TitleResolution Number
Status of Palestine in the United NationsA/RES/67/19
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian PeopleA/RES/67/20
Division for Palestinian Rights of the SecretariatA/RES/67/21
Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of
Public Information of the Secretariat
A/RES/67/22
Peaceful settlement of the question of PalestineA/RES/67/23
JerusalemA/RES/67/24
Assistance to Palestine refugeesA/RES/67/86
Assistance to Palestine refugeesA/RES/67/114
Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities
A/RES/67/115
Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
A/RES/67/116
Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues
A/RES/67/117
Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories
A/RES/67/118
Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories
A/RES/67/119
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian GolanA/RES/67/120
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem
A/RES/67/121
Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resourcesA/RES/67/158
The right of the Palestinian people to self-determinationA/RES/67/229

Resolutions Adopted During the 66th General Assembly

Resolution TitleResolution Number
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian PeopleA/RES/66/14
Division for Palestinian Rights of the SecretariatA/RES/66/15
Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of
Public Information of the Secretariat
A/RES/66/16
Peaceful settlement of the question of PalestineA/RES/66/17
JerusalemA/RES/66/18
Assistance to Palestine refugeesA/RES/66/72
Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilitiesA/RES/66/73
Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near EastA/RES/66/74
Palestine refugees' properties and their revenuesA/RES/66/75
Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied TerritoriesA/RES/66/76
Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territoriesA/RES/66/77
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian GolanA/RES/66/78
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East JerusalemA/RES/66/79
Assistance to the Palestinian peopleA/RES/66/118
The right of the Palestinian people to self-determinationA/RES/66/146
Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resourcesA/RES/66/225

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Resolutions Adopted During the 65th General Assembly

Resolution TitleResolution Number
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian PeopleA/RES/65/13
Division for Palestinian Rights of the SecretariatA/RES/65/14
Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of
Public Information of the Secretariat
A/RES/65/15
Peaceful settlement of the question of PalestineA/RES/65/16
JerusalemA/RES/65/17
Assistance to Palestine refugeesA/RES/65/98
Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilitiesA/RES/65/99
Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near EastA/RES/65/100
Palestine refugees' properties and their revenuesA/RES/65/101
Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied TerritoriesA/RES/65/102
Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territoriesA/RES/65/103
Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian GolanA/RES/65/104
Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East JerusalemA/RES/65/105
Assistance to the Palestinian peopleA/RES/65/134
Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resourcesA/RES/65/179
The right of the Palestinian people to self-determinationA/RES/65/202

http://palestineun.org/65th-session-resolutions/

ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israel's illegal Wall in the OPT

On 8 December 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations in its tenth emergency special session adopted resolution ES-10/14, in which the Assembly requested the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to urgently render an advisory opinion on: “the legal consequences arising from the construction of the wall being built by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, as described in the report of the Secretary-General, considering the rules and principles of international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions.

On 19 December 2003, the ICJ issued an order, setting 30 January 2004 as the date for written statements to be submitted to the Court on the matter and setting 23 February 2004 as the date for the oral hearings. Below you will find the General Assembly resolutions regarding the Wall; Palestine’s Written and Oral Statement’s to the Court (Arabic and English); an Executive Summary of Palestine’s Statement; the Appendices and Annexes to Palestine’s Statement; and maps and photos regarding the Wall.

Below you will find relevant documents to the proceedings:

General Assembly Resolutions and ICJ Advisory Opinion
Submissions and Statements by Palestine to the ICJ
GA resolution ES-10/13 (21 October 2003Written Statement and Oral Pleadings of Palestine to the International Court of Justice regarding the “Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” -- English and Arabic
GA resolution ES-10/14 (8 December 2003)Appendices and Annexes
GA resolution ES-10/15 (20 July 2004)Executive Summary of Palestine's Written Statement -- English and Arabic
The Advisory Opinion rendered on 9 July 04 by the Intl. Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of the construction of a Wall by Israel, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem -- English and Arabic
Resolution ES-10-17:Establishment of the United Nations Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 January 2007