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Dear CASI I don't think this is on your website, it's a resolution from the UN subcommission on human rights from August 2002 all the best Eddie http://www.unhchr.ch/Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/TestFrame/99b41fbf0b4dc7d5c1256c1400481a97?Opendocument E/CN.4/Sub.2/2002/L.7 7 August 2002 ENGLISH Original: FRENCH (Embedded image moved to file: pic20072.gif) COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Fifty-fourth session Agenda item 6 SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES Mr. Alfonso Martinez, Mr. Bengoa, Mr. Decaux, Mr. Eide, Ms. Motoc, Mr. Ogurtsov, Mr. Park, Mr. Sattar, Mr. Sorabjee, Ms. Warzazi, Mr. Yimer, Mr. Yokota: draft decision 2002/? Humanitarian situation of the Iraqi population The Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, referring to its decision 2001/115 of 16 August 2001; recalling the disastrous situation of the Iraqi population caused by the embargo imposed for 12 years; wishing to reaffirm that measures such as embargoes should be limited in time, should in no way affect innocent civilian populations and, for obvious humanitarian reasons, should be lifted even if the objectives of the measures have not yet been attained; reaffirming the need to respect the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the relevant provisions of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and the two Additional Protocols thereto which prohibit the starving of civilian populations and the destruction of what is indispensable to their survival; underlining that such situations confront the United Nations with a serious moral dilemma; expressing once again its concern at the suffering endured daily by the civilian population, particularly the children who are exposed to different diseases and to untimely death; believing that the World Health Organization must devote special attention to the serious health problems affecting the Iraqi population; bearing in mind the vital needs and the conditions seriously affecting the standards of living, nutrition, education and access to health facilities of the population; again considering any embargo that condemns an innocent people to hunger, disease, ignorance and even death to be a flagrant violation of the economic, social and cultural rights and the right to life of the people concerned and of international law, decided, without a vote, to appeal again to the international community, and to the Security Council in particular, for the embargo provisions affecting the humanitarian situation of the population of Iraq to be lifted. The Sub-Commission also decided to urge the international community and all Governments, including that of Iraq, to alleviate the suffering of the Iraqi population, in particular by facilitating the delivery of food, medical supplies and the wherewithal to meet their basic needs. [ pic20072.gif of type image/gif removed by lists.casi.org.uk - attachments are not permitted on the CASI lists ] _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk