UN’s “Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices” to visit Amman

The United Nations Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories will make its annual field visit to Amman from 4 to 9 August 2015.

The Special Committee will be meeting with victims, community representatives, witnesses, non-governmental organizations, Palestinian officials and United Nations representatives to receive testimonies and to hear briefings on a range of human rights issues of concern in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan.

The Israeli occupation authorities however maintain their practice of non-cooperation. The Special Committee will therefore not be holding consultations with the relevant Israeli authorities. It will also not be able to access the occupied territories as stipulated in their mandate.

On 3 August, the Committee Members are scheduled to hold consultations in Geneva with concerned Member States and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

The Special Committee will issue an end-of-mission press statement, and later submit a full report on its mission and other activities to the seventieth session of the UN General Assembly.