World Bulletin/News Desk
UN Human Rights Council’s "Universal Periodic Review" on Israel has been completed with a report adopted today.
Human rights breaches of Israel, which were identified by many countries and suggestions to end those breaches, were included in the report.
Lifting the death penalty, establishing sexual equality, permitting the formation of an independent human rights agency in the country and cooperation with all international human rights mechanisms are among the suggestions in the report.
The report also demands Israel to treat all citizens equally, end all discriminative applications, ill treatments and torture and leave illegal enforcement in holy places of Islam and Christianity.
UN Human Rights Council carries out "Universal Periodic Review" on all countries in every four years.
Israel’s review was originally planned to be made on 29 January 2013 but when the council formed a special commission to review Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel had boycotted the meetings.
The report adopted by the UN Human Rights Council today calls for Israel to release all Palestinian, Syrian and Arab detainees in the country, leave occupied Palestinian and Arab soil, end the blockade on the Gaza Strip and stop opening new Jewish settlements in occupied lands.
Israel is expected to reply to the report in a session to be held on March 2014.Last Mod: 02 Kasım 2013, 11:33