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UN Conciliation Commission holds its first meeting between Palestine and Israel to resolve dispute over allegations of racial discrimination 

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News briefing 

Translated and edited by: Committee for Justice 

Geneva: 8 May 2022  

The United Nations Conciliation Commission held its first meeting on the State of Palestine vs. Israel, which will offer its good offices to the parties with a view to resolving the dispute over allegations of racial discrimination amicably. 

The Conciliation Commission was set up under Article 12 (1) (b) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, and consists of five human rights experts from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, who are independent of any government or organization and serve in their personal capacities. 

During its meeting, the Commission held discussions about its working methods and the calendar of its activities. 

The Conciliation Commission will review the information and evidence, and prepare a report highlighting its findings and recommendations for an amicable solution to the dispute.  

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