Jerusalem, G.A. res. 51/27, 51 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 21, U.N. Doc. A/51/49 (Vol. I) (1996).

      The General Assembly,
      Recalling its resolutions 36/120 E of 10 December 1981, 37/123 C of 16
December 1982, 38/180 C of 19 December 1983, 39/146 C of 14 December 1984,
40/168 C of 16 December 1985, 41/162 C of 4 December 1986, 42/209 D of 11
December 1987, 43/54 C of 6 December 1988, 44/40 C of 4 December 1989, 45/83 C
of 13 December 1990, 46/82 B of 16 December 1991, 47/63 B of 11 December 1992,
48/59 A of 14 December 1993, 49/87 A of 16 December 1994 and 50/22 A of 4
December 1995, in which it determined that all legislative and administrative
measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, which have altered
or purported to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem,
in particular the so-called "Basic Law" on Jerusalem and the proclamation of
Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, were null and void and must be rescinded
      Recalling also Security Council resolution 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980,
in which the Council, inter alia, decided not to recognize the "Basic Law" and
called upon those States which had established diplomatic missions at
Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City,
      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General,
      1.    Determines that the decision of Israel to impose its laws,
jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem is illegal and
therefore null and void and has no validity whatsoever;
      2.    Deplores the transfer by some States of their diplomatic missions
to Jerusalem in violation of Security Council resolution 478 (1980) and their
refusal to comply with the provisions of that resolution;
      3.    Calls once more upon those States to abide by the provisions of
the relevant United Nations resolutions, in conformity with the Charter of the
United Nations;
      4.    Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly
at its fifty-second session on the implementation of the present resolution.



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