Summary record of the 64th meeting, 3rd Committee, held on Thursday, 6 December 1984, New York, General Assembly, 39th session.
|UN Document Symbol||A/C.3/39/SR.64|
|Convention||Convention against Torture and Other Cruel Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment|
|Document Type||Summary Record|
|Subjects||Torture and Other Cruel Treatment|
Thursday 6 December 1984
at 6 p.m.
SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 64th MEETING Chairman M . MADAR (Soma lia)
AGENDA ITEM 12: REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (continued)
Distr. GENERAL A/C.3/39/SR.64 11 December 1984
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The meeting was called to order at 6.50 p.m.
AGENDA ITEM 12: REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL (continued) (A/38/3, (Pacts 1 and II), A/39/81, A/39/128, A/39/168 and Add.1 and 2, A/39/174 and Add.1, A/39/180 and Corr.1, A/39/185, A/39/193, A/39/407, A/39/414, A/39/443, A/39/444, A/39/445, A/39/446, A/39/447, A/39/477, A/39/496, A/39/568, A/39/570, A/39/581 and Corr.1, A/19/590, A/39/631, A/39/635, A/39/636, A/39/694; A/C.3/39/1, A/C.3/39/4 and Corr.1, A/C.3/39/9 and Corr.1 (English only); A/C.3/39/11) A/C.3/39/WG.1/WP.1; A/C.3/39/L.43/Rev.2, L.54, L.71, L.72, L.73, L.74, L.75, L.76, L.78, L.61, L.83, L.84, L.85)
1. Mrs. BOCCECIAMPS DE CROVATI (Venezuela) introduced draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.71 on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in El Salvador and expressed the hope that the Coiunittee would support it.
2. With regard to document A/C.3/39/L.83 containing amendments proposed to draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.43/Rev.l, she said that for greater clarity, the proposed amendment to paragraph should read "Requests all States to refrain from any military intrusion in El Salvador so as to allow ...".
3. Mrs. BELLORINI DE PARRALES (Nicaragua) introduced document A/C.3/39/L.84 containing amendments to the draft resolution contained in document A/C.3/39/L.71. If no agreement could be reached on draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.43/Rev.2, it was hoped that document A/C.3/39/L.84 could serve as the basin for reaching a consensus on draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.71.
4. Mrs. FLOKEZ PR1DA (Cuba) introduced document A/C.3/39/L.85, which contained amendments to draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.71. Her delegation had considered it necessary to propose those amendments because the sponsors of draft resolutions A/C.3/19/L.43/Rev.2 and A/C.3/39/L.71 had not been able to reach agreement on a compromise text. Furthermore, the proposed amendments to document A/C.3/39/L.71 did not adequately reflect the situation in El Salvador and were not entirely balanced. Her delegation was prepared to participate in consultations aimed at reaching agreement on the basis of the draft resolutions under consideration.
5. Lastly, with regard to the statement made by the representative of the fascist
junta of Chile, she expressed the belief that the Chilean people would ultimately regain their freedom.
6. Mr. MORAGA (Chile), speaking in exercise of the right of reply, drew the attention of the representative of Cuba to the eloquent statement recently made by the Ambassador of Chile on the question to which she had referred.
7. Mr. MONTANO (Mexico), speaking in exercise of the right of reply, said that the representative of Chile had been unable to refute any of the statements made in the report of the Economic and Social Council on the protection of human rights in Chile (A/39/631). If the so-called building of democracy in Chile was to be done at the cost of the mass arrests which had occurred since the declaration of the state of siege in that country, Mexico could only reject tuch solutions.
8. The CHAIRMAN invited the Committee to decide on a number of draft resolutions
under agenda item 12 on which no vote had been requested.
Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.54
9. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the committee) said that Zimbabwe and the Congo had joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.54.
10. Pratt resolution A/C.3/39/L.54 was adopted without a vote. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.72
11. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the Committee) said that Botswana and Nicaragua had joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.72.
12. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.72 was adopted without a vote. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L. 73
13. Mrs. BELLORINI DE PARRALES (Nicaragua) said that her delegation wished to join the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.73.
14. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the Committee) said that the United Kingdom had also joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.73.
15. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.73 was adopted without a vote. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.74
16. Mr. PERUGINI (Italy) said that Togo, Zambia and the Sudan had joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.74. With regard to paragraph 6 of that draft resolution, he wished to make it clear that only Governments would participate fully in the Congress. All other participants would have the status of observers and, as such, would not have the right to vote.
17. Mrs. LUANGHY (Zaire) said that her delegation wished to join the sponsors of A/C.3/39/L.74.
18. Draft resolution A/c.3/39/L.74 was adopted without a vote-Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.75
19. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the Committee) said that Kenya had joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.75.
20. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.75 was adopted without a vote.
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Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.76
21. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the Committee) said that Angola and Mongolia had joined the sponsors of A/C.3/39/L.76.
22. Draft resolustion A/C.3/39/L.76 was adopted without a vote. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.78
23. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.78 was adopted without a vote. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.81
24. Mrs. DOWNING (Secretary of the Committee) said that New Zealand had joined the sponsors of draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.81.
25. Draft resolution A/C.3/39/L.81 was adopted without a vote.
26. Mr. HOUFFANE (Djibouti) expressed appreciation to the sponsors of draft resolution A/C3/39/L.42 on humanitarian assistance to refugees in Dji***ti for their support.
The meeting rose at 7.30 p.m.