Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table two petitions today, each of which speaks to and condemns Iran’s fourfold violations of international law, namely, peace, security and human rights including: first, its standing violation of international prohibitions against the development and production of nuclear weapons; second, Iran’s standing violation of the prohibition against incitement to genocide; third, Iran’s leading state sponsorship of international terrorism; and fourth, Iran’s massive violations of the domestic rights of its own citizens.
Accordingly, the petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to: first, adopt and enact the Iran accountability act now before the House; second, to adopt and implement the unanimous recommendations of the foreign affairs committee report on Ahmadinejad’s Iran threat to international peace, international law and human rights; third, to sanction these human rights violations; and fourth, to hold the Iranian leaders to account before the International Criminal Court for their crimes against humanity.
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