Human rights and scientific and technological developments.

1982/5. Human rights and scientific and technological developments[1]18

The Commission on Human Rights, Expressing its deep alarm over the unprecedented Israeli act of aggression on the Iraqi nuclear installations on 7 June 1981, Taking note of Security Council resolution 487 (1981) of 19 June 1981 and General Assembly resolution 36/27 (XXXVI) of 13 November 1981 which affirmed, inter alia, the inalienable sovereign right of all States to develop technological and nuclear programmes for peaceful purposes, in accordance with the internationally accepted objectives of preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons, Taking note further of the Declaration[2]19 and the Programme of Action[3]20 on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, the Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States[4]21 and the Declaration on the Use of Scientific and Technological Progress in the Interests of Peace and for the Benefit of Mankind,[5]22

1. Expresses its conviction that the Israeli act of aggression against the Iraqi nuclear installation constitutes a violation of the inalienable sovereign right of States to scientific and technological progress for achieving social and economic development and raising the living standards of peoples and the dignity of the human person;

2. Strongly condemns Israel for its premeditated and unprecedented act of aggression which constitutes a dangerous escalation of Israeli violations of the inalienable human rights and the sovereign rights of States to scientific and technological development;

3. Calls upon all States to cease forthwith any moral, material or human assistance which enables Israel to pursue its policies of aggression, expansion and violation of the human rights of others.

[1]18 Adopted at the 29th meeting on 19 February 1982, by a roll-call vote of 30 to 1, with 11 abstentions. See chap. XIII. [2]19 General Assembly resolution 3201 (S-VI). [3]20 General Assembly resolution 3202 (S-VI). [4]21 General Assembly resolution 3281 (XXIX). [5]22 General Assembly resolution 3384 (XXX).

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