On 26 September 2011 the Human Rights Council (the Council) held a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied territories. Mr Bacre Ndiaye, Director of the Human Rights Council and Special Procedures Branch, introduced two reports under agenda item 7. The first was in response to Council Resolution 16/32 which requested the Secretary-General present a report on progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict.
On 18 August 2010, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, released his second report to follow-up on the implementation of the 'Goldstone report' into the 2008-09 Gaza conflict.
The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Mr Richard Falk, addressed the Human Rights Council (the Council) on 14 June 2010. Of significance was the Special Rapporteur's emphasis on the importance of the Goldstone Report (A/HRC/12/48) and his call for full implementation of its recommendations. This was strongly supported by Pakistan (on behalf of the OIC).