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Switzerland: UN body upholds illegal status of Israeli settlements

0 19.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Journalists, Geneva
SOT, Rupert Colville, Spokesperson of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): "On the situation regarding Israel and the settlements in the occupied territories, as part of the UN Secretariat, we continue to follow the long-standing position of the United Nations that the Israeli settlements are in breach of international law. A change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing international law nor its interpretation by the International Court of Justice and the Security Council."
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SOT, Rupert Colville, Spokesperson of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): "There is a lot of international law, resolutions, so on, so I will just mention a few of them. Perhaps most importantly the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, which is one of the most ratified international treaties in existence, clearly prohibits the transfer of the occupying power of parts of its civilian population into the territory it occupies; and that’s article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention."
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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reiterated its position on the illegallity of Israeli settlements on the West Bank, after Washington moved to dramatically shift its stance on the settlements.
"We continue to follow the long-standing position of the United Nations that the Israeli settlements are in breach of international law. A change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing international law nor its interpretation by the International Court of Justice and the Security Council,” said OHCHR spokespersons Rupert Colville speaking in Geneva on Tuesday.
On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that US President Donald Trump's administration no longer recognises Israeli settlements "inconsistent with international law."
SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV