The UN Human Rights Council has appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn its first “Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI)”. Continue reading
Imagine a public authority said that measles or pneumonia were no diseases, and that those attained by these conditions should learn to live with them. Obviously, we would think that those making such statements must have gone mad.
But the fashionable LGBT-ideology that much of the EU’s political and administrative elite is adhering to is doing just this. Continue reading
It is very strange that the European Commission, when pre-selecting its three (out of 45) preferred candidates for the post of Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), apparently did not make any effort to check out the stances taken by those preferred candidates on some crucial issues. Or, if it did, the conclusion must be that the Commission is in fact supporting and endorsing them.
Which, for example, is the position the FRA’s new Director will take with regard to surrogacy? Continue reading
For critics of the controversial EU Fundamental Rights Agency, this is really good news: with the appointment of Michael O’Flaherty as its new Director, the Agency’s credibility as a supplier of objective expertise on fundamental rights is irredeemably undermined. Continue reading
LIBE Committee Members gave this morning their order of preferences for the selection of the new Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA):
Lousewies van der Laan : 32 votes
Michael O’Flaherty : 30 votes
Ilze Brands Kehris : 9 votes
While the run-up between van der Laan and O’Flaherty is narrow (and thus not pre-empting the outcome of the final decision) the third candidate, Mrs. Brands Kehris, definitely seems out of the game. In other words, the Committee has expressed a clear preference for persons who openly promote radical political agendas (pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-euthanasia, pro-surrogacy, etc.), and against the more “neutral” apparatchik-style candidate (whom we, in an earlier post, have described as the least bad of three very bad candidates). Continue reading
Those wishing to understand the agenda of Prof. Michael O’Flaherty, who has been shortlisted (seriously!) by the European Commission as one of the candidates to be the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s next Director, should urgently acquaint themselves with the “Yogyakarta Principles“, a propagandistic pamphlet of which he is the author. The purpose of the document is to feed in so-called “LGBT Rights” into the political process and at the same time immunitize them against criticism by making the spurious claim that they are part of a long standing “consensus” on “human rights” that all countries of the world have (at least implicitly) accepted long ago and are now obliged to implement. Continue reading
Whoever may have hoped that the departure of Morten Kjaerum as Director of the might offer the controversial EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) the possibility of a fresh start must have been very disappointed when learning the names of the three candidates that have been short-listed to replace him. Indeed, with each of these candidates there is reason to fear that the Agency rather than providing, as its statutes require, politically neutral but scientifically credible expertise on human rights, will continue to produce bogus science in order to promote a radical political agenda clad in (seemingly harmless) “human rights language”.
The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) is set to hold a hearing with the three candidates on Thursday 25 June from 16.30 to 18.30 (watch the lifecast here), and will take a vote on them on 2 July. That vote is not binding for the Agency’s Management Board, which will make the appointment. Continue reading