Human Rights Council Fifteenth session Agenda item 1 Organizational and procedural matters

Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*

15/1 Follow-up to the report of the independent international fact- finding mission on the incident of the humanitarian flotilla

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,

Considering that the promotion of respect for the obligations arising from the Charter and the other instruments and rules of international law is among the basic purposes and principles of the United Nations,

Taking into consideration the relevant provisions of international humanitarian and human rights law,

Emphasizing the importance of the safety and well-being of all civilians, including humanitarian personnel,

Recalling its resolution 14/1 of 2 June 2010, in which the Council decided to dispatch an independent international fact-finding mission to investigate violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law resulting from the Israeli attacks on the flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian assistance,

1. Welcomes the report of the independent international fact-finding mission;1

2. Deeply regrets the non-cooperation by the occupying Power, Israel, with the mission;

3. Endorses the conclusions contained in the report of the mission, and calls upon all concerned parties to ensure their immediate implementation;

* The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council will be contained in the report of

the Council on its fifteenth session (A/HRC/15/60), chap. I. 1 A/HRC/15/21.

4. Recommends that the General Assembly consider the report of the mission;

5. Requests the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit a report on the status of the implementation of paragraph 3 above to the Council at its sixteenth session;

6. Decides to follow up the implementation of the present resolution at its sixteenth session.

30th meeting 29 September 2010

[Adopted by a recorded vote of 30 to 1, with 15 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

In favour: Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Gabon, Guatemala, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay

Against: United States of America

Abstaining: Belgium, Cameroon, France, Hungary, Japan, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Zambia]