1. The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Political Affairs
and Democracy, Mr Tiny Kox, on his report and supports the proposed
(2011) granting partner for democracy status to the Palestinian
National Council lists key areas for strengthening democracy, the
rule of law and human rights in Palestine. The committee believes that
this status can be a tool for accompanying Palestine in its efforts
to establish a democratic State founded on respect for the rule
of law and human rights.
3. The committee wishes to draw the attention of the Palestinian
authorities to the need to take concrete measures without delay
to eradicate the scourge of violence against women.