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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 02:38 PM
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UN to set up registry for complaints against fence
General Assembly to set up registry to receive Palestinian complaints on fence. Israeli Ambassador to UN: Registry will cause damage, not record it

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3340580,00.ht...

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"The United Nations General Assembly is expected to pass a decision Friday evening to set up an official registry to receive complaints from Palestinian citizens regarding damages incurred as a result of the security fence route.

It is not yet clear when such a registry would go into effect. Thus far it has been agreed that it would be located in Vienna and would receive complaints via the mail.

Two and a half years ago the International Court of Justice at the Hague gave an advisory ruling stating that the fence violates international law because its route fails to take sufficient account of damage caused to Palestinians.

Following the ruling, the UN called an emergency meeting in which they called on Sec. Gen. Kofi Annan to establish a registry to receive complaints about the fence. Annan filed his report one month ago."



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