B’nai B’rith International commends the work of a United Nations committee dealing with human rights for calling attention to Iran’s deplorable human rights record.By an 80-44 vote, with 57 abstentions, the General Assembly’s Third Committee passed a resolution expressing “deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations” in Iran. The Third Committee deals with social, humanitarian, and cultural issues. Human rights questions are an important part of the committee’s purview.
Canada’s permanent representative, John McNee, sponsored the resolution and described Iran’s “very regrettable” declining human rights record.
B’nai B’rith urges the General Assembly to approve the measure when it comes before the full body in December.