This is the High Commissioner’s fifth periodic report on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). The report covers the period from 16 November 2011 to 29 November 2012. The information in the present report is based primarily on human rights monitoring carried out by the field presence of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the oPt (OHCHR-oPt). Monitoring activities are implemented within the framework of General Assembly resolution 48/141 of 1993 and Human Rights Council resolutions S-9/1 and S-12/1 of 2009.
In the present report, the High Commissioner highlights issues of concern with regard to each of the main duty-bearers in the oPt, namely the Government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the de facto authorities in Gaza (DFA). The issues addressed do not exhaustively cover all human rights concerns in the oPt. The report focuses on areas requiring priority attention by duty-bearers, and should be read in conjunction with two recent reports by the Secretary-General (A/67/372 and A/67/375), which address additional issues not dealt with in the present report.