The UN Human Rights Committee has thrown away whatever little remained of its prestige and credibility by issuing a new draft for a General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights that explicitly excludes unborn children from being holders of that rights. The move, which is ontologically and legally flawed, has been made to suggest to the public that mothers may kill their unborn children in good conscience.
The UN Human Rights Committee has no authority to legislate, nor does it have any judicial powers. However, due to the prestige it once possessed, its interpretive “General Comments” are often referred to when interpreting the scope and meaning of human rights.
A second reading of the text is likely to take place in March.
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The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the elimination of discrimination against women and girls. While there is general consensus that women and girls should not be discriminated against, the problem with such resolutions is that abortion advocates, or governments influenced by them, habitually try to use them as an occasion to promote the notion that legalizing the slaughter of unborn children is a requirement deriving from that consensus. In that context, it is long-awaited good news that the US, which under the Obama Administration was the most aggressive abortion promoter world-wide, has changed its position. Continue reading “Beijing Declaration and ICPD do not include new rights, US Administration confirms”
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the protection of the family and its role in the protection and promotion of the rights of older persons, by a recorded vote of 30 Member States in favour, 12 against, and 5 abstentions. A number of hostile amendments submitted by Malta on behalf of the European Union and by Switzerland, seeking both to replace recognition of the family as an institution with “families” (including in the title) and to recognise the existence of “various forms of the family,” were defeated, prompting EU members, the United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of Latin American countries to vote against the resolution. Continue reading “UN Human Rights Council: The family, not “various forms of the family”, deserve protection”
In this week’s edition of Politico.eu, there is an interesting article on the influence exerted by Microsoft founder Bill Gates over the World Health Organization (WHO). In it we read:
Over the past decade, the world’s richest man has become the World Health Organization’s second biggest donor, second only to the United States and just above the United Kingdom. This largesse gives him outsized influence over its agenda, one that could grow as the U.S. and the U.K. threaten to cut funding … The result, say his critics, is that Gates’ priorities have become the WHO’s. … The Gates Foundation has pumped more than $2.4 billion into the WHO since 2000, as countries have grown reluctant to put more of their own money into the agency, especially after the 2008 global financial crisis. Continue reading “Bill Gates buys himself a UN Agency”
Thanks to the outcome of last year’s presidential elections the US, which under President Obama was the most radical supporter of baby-slaughtering, is now taking a clear stance in favour of comprehensively protecting human rights, including the right to life, at the United Nations. This suddenly leaves the European Union rather isolated in its absurd attempt to get the deliberate murdering of unborn children recognized as a “women’s right”.
Read the full story in C-Fam’s Friday Fax.