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Human Rights Committee: Review of Israel’s Fifth Periodic Report

4 March 2022

On 2 and 3 March 2022, the Human Rights Committee reviewed Israel’s Fifth Periodic Report concerning the fulfilment of its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). During the sessions, the Committee members raised a number of questions on issues of concern, which included:

In support of the Committee’s review, the Diakonia IHL Centre submitted information on its legal analysis relating to concerns identified in the Committee’s List of Issues prior to reporting. The IHL Centre also prepared a fact sheet containing a summary of its analysis, which was shared with the Committee members immediately prior to review.

In conclusion, the IHL Centre proposes that the Human Rights Committee recommend that Israel:

Crucially, respect and ensure the basic and general principle of equality and non-discrimination, fundamental to Israel’s obligations under the ICCPR.

For further information, consult the OHCHR press release as well as the website and twitter account of the CCPR Centre. 

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