Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

Year

2020

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

75

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/75/20

Agenda Item

38

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution perpetuates a biased committee that is one of the veteran pillars of the UN's anti-Israel infrastructure. It is the only General Assembly human rights committee devoted to a single cause. The Committee's mandate concerns Israeli actions only and is inherently prejudiced and one-sided. Its reports systematically turn a blind eye to Palestinian terrorism against Israeli civilians.
  • The resolution also adopts one-sided pro-Palestinian terminology, for example, by referring to Israel's victory in the 1948 war as the Nakba (which translates to disaster or catastrophe), a term that exclusively blames Israel for the plight of the Palestinians. At the same time, the resolution completely ignores the Arab states' refusal to accept the UN partition plan which would have given the Palestinians an independent state on part of the land, as well as the Arab states' initiation of the 1948 war against the nascent State of Israel with the goal of eliminating it.

Main Sponsors

Senegal

Vote

Yes - 91, No - 17, Abstain - 54

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Recalling also the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and recalling further its resolutions ES-10/15 of 20 July 2004 and ES-10/17 of 15 December 2006."
  • "Noting with deep regret the passage of 53 years since the onset of the Israeli occupation and over 73 years since the adoption of resolution 181 (II) on 29 November 1947 and the Nakba without tangible progress towards a peaceful solution..."

Full Vote

  • Yes91

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  • No17

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  • Abstain54

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    • United Kingdom
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