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September 29, 1980
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Rabbi Alexander Schindler, president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, is among seven prominent religious leaders who have urged the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to recommend ratification of the Genocide Convention and four other human rights covenants. The religious spokesmen, of which Schindler is the only Jewish representative, declared: “Continued non-ratification prohibits the United States from participating in some of the most important international forums for the protection of human rights at a time when it is demonstrably in the nation’s interest and purpose to strengthen international law in the field of human rights.” The appeal for favorable action was in the form of a letter to Sen. Frank Church (D.Idaho), the Committee’s chairman.

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