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March 22, 2019 - The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution "Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," at its 40th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 23 in favor, 8 against, and 15 abstentions.
    • In favor: Afghanistan, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia
    • Against: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czechia, Fiji, Hungary, Ukraine
    • Abstentions: Argentina, Bahamas, Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Nepal, Rwanda, Slovakia, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay]
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March 23, 2018 - The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution "Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," at its 37th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 27 in favor, 4 against, and 15 abstentions.
    • In favor: Afghanistan, Angola, Belgium, Brazil, Burundi, Chile, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    • Against: Australia, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America
    • Abstentions: Croatia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Panama, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine
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March 5, 2018 - The OHCHR issued the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 7, 2017 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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/72/84

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 83 in favor, 10 against, and 77 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned also by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009 and in July and August 2014, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations FactFinding Mission on the Gaza Conflict..."

December 7, 2017 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," A/RES/72/87

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favor, 8 against, and 10 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and the findings of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 2014 and of the independent commission of inquiry established pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-21/1, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

March 24, 2017 - The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution "Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," at its 34th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 30 in favor, 2 against, and 15 abstentions.
    • In favor: Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
    • Against: Togo, United States of America
    • Abstentions: Albania, Croatia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Rwanda, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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January 25, 2017 - The OHCHR issued the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 6, 2016 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," A/RES/71/98

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 162 in favor, 7 against, and 8 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the militar y operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry13 and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,14 and the findings of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 201415 and of the independent commission of inquiry established pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-21/1,16 and reiterating the necessity for serious followup by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 6, 2016 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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/71/95

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 91 in favor, 11 against, and 73 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned also by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry11 and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,12 and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

March 24, 2016 - The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution "Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," at its 31st Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 32 in favor, 0 against, and 15 abstentions.
    • In favor: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burundi, China, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam
    • Abstentions Albania, Botswana, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, India, Latvia, Netherlands, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Togo, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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March 7, 2016 - The OHCHR issued the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 9, 2015 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," A/RES/70/90

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favor, 8 against, and 10 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and the findings of the United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 201414 and of the independent commission of inquiry established pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution S-21/1, 15 and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 9, 2015 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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/70/87

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 92 in favor, 9 against, and 75 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned also by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

July 3, 2015 - The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution "Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," at its 29th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 41 in favor, 1 against, and 5 abstentions.
    • In favor: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Botswana, Brazil, China, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam
    • Against: United States of America
    • Abstentions: Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Paraguay, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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March 2, 2015 - The OHCHR issued the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 5, 2014 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem," A/RES/69/93

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favor, 8 against, and 11 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 5, 2014 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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/69/90

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 88 in favor, 9 against, and 79 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned in particular by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

March 28, 2014 - The Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the "Follow-up to the report of the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict" at its 25th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 46 in favor to 1 against.
    • In favor: Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Vietnam
    • Against: USA.
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January 13, 2014 - The OHCHR issued the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 11, 2013 – The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem", A/RES/68/83

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favor, 8 against, and 8 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 11, 2013 – The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 95 votes in favor, 8 against, and 85 abstentions.

  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned in particular by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

July 4, 2013 - The OHCHR issued Addendum to the "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

March 22, 2013 - The Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the "Follow-up to the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict" at its 22nd Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 43 in favor to 1 against, with 3 abstentions.
    • In favor: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Estonia, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Montenegro, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Sierra Leone, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
    • Against: USA.
    • Abstain: Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya
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March 6, 2013 - The OHCHR issued "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 18, 2012 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem", A/RES/67/121

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favor to 8 against, with 6 abstentions.
  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 18, 2012 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 98 in favor to 8 against, with 72 abstentions.
  • The text of the resolution included: "Recalling its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 2443 (XXIII) of 19 December 1968 and 66/76 of 9 December 2011, and the relevant resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, including resolution S-12/1, adopted by the Council at its twelfth special session on 16 October 2009... Gravely concerned in particular by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice...""

September 21, 2012 - The Secretary-General issued "Report of the Secretary-General: Progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission by all concerned parties"

March 22, 2012 - The Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the "Follow-up to the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict" at its 19th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 29 in favor to 1 against, with 17 abstentions.
    • In favor: Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Chile, China, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Thailand and Uganda.
    • Against: USA.
    • Abstain: Austria, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay.
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December 13, 2011 - The OHCHR issued "Report of the High Commissioner on the implementation of HRC resolutions S-9/1 & S-12/1"

December 9, 2011 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem", A/RES/66/79

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favor to 9 against, with 4 abstentions.
  • The text of the resolution included: "Gravely concerned by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry10 and in the report of the United Nations Fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict,11 and reiterating the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties of the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

December 9, 2011 - The General Assembly adopted a resolution "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/66/76

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 86 in favor to 9 against, with 75 abstentions.
  • The text of the resolution included: "Recalling its relevant resolutions, including resolutions 2443 (XXIII) of 19 December 1968 and 65/102 of 10 December 2010, and the relevant resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, including resolution S-12/1, adopted by the Council at its twelfth special session on 16 October 2009...Gravely concerned in particular by reports regarding serious human rights violations and grave breaches of international humanitarian law committed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip between December 2008 and January 2009, including the findings in the summary by the Secretary-General of the report of the Board of Inquiry and in the report of the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, and stressing the necessity for serious follow-up by all parties to the recommendations addressed to them towards ensuring accountability and justice..."

September 20, 2011 - The UN Secretary-General issued "Report of the Secretary-General on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission by all concerned parties, including United Nations bodies, in accordance with paragraph 3 of section B of Human Rights Council resolution S-12/1 [The human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem]"

August 11, 2011 - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights issued "Progress report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution 16/32 [Follow-up to the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict]"

March 25, 2011 - The Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the "Follow-up to the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza conflict" at its 16th Regular Session

  • The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 27 in favor to 3 against, with 16 abstentions.
    • In favor: Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Gabon, Ghana, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Thailand, Uganda, and Uruguay.
    • Against: USA, United Kingdom, Slovakia.
    • Abstain: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Zambia.
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