Statement by the Chairperson on behalf of the
Commission on Human Rights (55th session)
Geneva, 22 March - 30 April 1999
Agenda item 9
“The Commission on Human Rights, having discussed the human rights situation in East Timor under item 9 of its agenda, expresses its deep concern at the serious human rights situation and at the outbreaks of violence in East Timor, particularly the recently reported killings of civilians in Liquica and Dili.
“The Commission takes into account that the talks under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary-General aimed at achieving a just, comprehensive and internationally acceptable solution to the question of East Timor taking place in New York are now at a crucial stage.
“The Commission requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on the human rights situation in East Timor to it at its fifty-sixth session.”
23 April 1999