Decision 2 (49) on Cyprus : Cyprus. 22/08/96.
Convention Abbreviation: CERD
B. Decisions adopted by the Committee at its forty-ninth session
Decision 2 (49) on Cyprus
The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination,
Reiterating its statement made at its forty-sixth session where it emphasized the international community's continued concern about the Cyprus problem and the violation of the human rights of individuals and persons by virtue of their belonging to ethnic groups and communities in Cyprus.
Further reiterating and reemphasizing its concerns expressed in its Decision 1(XXVII) of 21 March 1983 as well as in its earlier Decisions.
Reaffirming the importance of achieving progress in resolving the situation in Cyprus so that freedom of movement and other human rights and freedoms will be enjoyed by all Cypriots irrespective of their ethnic origin as envisaged in article 5 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Deplores the violent clashes that took place in Cyprus during demonstrations on 11 and 14 August 1996.
Deeply regrets the killing of two unarmed Greek Cypriot young men and the injury of many other persons, including United Nations Peace Keepers, as a result of the Turkish Forces allowing Turkish armed Cypriot civilians and others to pass through the United Nations buffer zone where they clashed with the demonstrators.
Draws the attention to its General Recommendation adopted at its 49th session on refugees and displaced persons.
22 August 1996