Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade
Business of Joint Committee
No. It is related to the motion we passed unanimously at the last meeting about getting the United Nations to observe the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with regard to freedom of religion and the death penalty, and getting other countries to adopt it. Could we move on that in some way? We have passed the motion so it is now the view or policy of the committee. Could we follow up with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in order to find out specifically whether this accords with its thinking, which I am sure it does, and to find out what it is doing at UN and EU levels to advance both of these fundamental issues?