The UN Register of Damage for the Wall

The UN Register of Damage for the Wall

Al-Haq’s Legal Analysis of the Proposal of the Secretary-General On 9 July 2004, the International Court of Justice issued an Advisory Opinion (ICJ AO) finding Israel’s construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), including in and around East Jerusalem, to be in violation of international law. On 2 August 2004, the UN General Assembly requested “the Secretary-General to establish a register of damage caused to all natural or legal persons concerned in connection with paragraphs 152 and 153 of the advisory opinion.” On 17 October 2006, the UN Secretary-General submitted a report proposing an institutional framework for the Register of Damage (hereinafter “Secretary-General’s Report”). The present brief evaluates selected points of that proposal.

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