World Bulletin / News Desk
Israel, which boycotted decision of United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to investigate Jewish settlement units in Palestinian lands and disconnected its relation with the council, decided to recontact with the council before Universal Periodic Review (UPR) meeting which would be held on Tuesday.
Spokesperson for the council Rolando Gomez said that he President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Remigiusz Henczel of Poland, received a phone call on Sunday from the Ambassador of Israel in Geneva, Eviatar Manor.
Manor conveyed the official decision of the Israeli government to participate in their UPR in Geneva on Tuesday, said the spokesperson, adding the President of the Council welcomes this decision which is also supported by his Bureau and the HRC as a whole, through a constructive, consensual and cross-regional approach, to encourage Israel to re-engage with the UPR, so as to preserve the integrity and the universality of this important process.
Gomez also said that the President looked forward to a productive dialogue between the Israeli delegation and the HRC Working Group on Tuesday.
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) takes place every four years. Its aim is to investigate every aspect of a country's human rights record.
Meanwhile, periodic review of Israel was planned to be carried out on January 29, 2013, but Israel boycotted the council's decision of investigating Jewish settlements in Palestinian lands. In March, Israel declared not to work with the council as well.
According to the legislation of the council, even if Israel does not present a written report and attend investigation meeting, the country's periodic review can be completed with information and contribution received from United Nations.Last Mod: 28 Ekim 2013, 18:03