March 2, 2024

4 (XXXII) 1976

United Nations

4 (XXXII) 1976

General Assembly Distr.: General

27 February 1976




Adopted on 27.2.76 on the question of Human Rights in Cyprus

The Commission of Human Rights,

Guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations,

Mindful of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the relevant international instruments in particular the provisions of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949.

Noting General Assembly resolutions 3395 (XXX) and 3450(XXX),

Reaffirming its resolution 4 (XXXI) and deeply concerned by the lack of progress in its implementation,

Recalling resolution 1 (XXVII) of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Deeply concerned by the continuation of the Cyprus crisis and the continuing plight of the displaced persons in Cyprus,

Mindful of the need to solve the humanitarian problems and restore human rights in Cyprus without further delay.

Recommending to the communities to do their utmost to find a just and lasting peaceful solution to the Cyprus problem based on respect of the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-alignment of the Republic of Cyprus, which solution will also guarantee the full enjoyment in mutual confidence by the whole population of Cyprus of all human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Noting the report of the Secretary-General under General Assembly resolution 3450 (XXX) and its own resolution 4(XXXI) and expressing appreciation there or

Appreciating the fact that the time factor has not enabled the Secretary-General to complete his task under General Assembly resolution 3450 (XXX),

  1. Renews its call upon the parties concerned to undertake urgent measures to facilitate the voluntary return of all refugees and displaced persons to their homes in safety and to settle all other aspects of the refugee problem;
  2. Urges all parties to refrain from unilateral actions in contravention of the relevant United Nations resolutions, including changes in the demographic structure of Cyprus;
  3. Requests the Secretary-General to continue and intensify his efforts under General Assembly resolution 3450 (XXX) in respect of missing persons in Cyprus and calls upon the parties concerned to co-operate with the Secretary-General in the fulfillment of his task;
  4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Commission on Human Rights at its thirty-third session with the information relevant to the implementation of the present resolution.
  5. Decides to consider the question of human rights in Cyprus at its thirty-third second session.

Adopted at the 1369th meeting, without a vote.