Sunday, July 23, 2006

Human rights abusers enforcing human rights compliances ?

United Nations Human Rights Council

On May 9 2006, the United Nations elected 47 countries to be the council members of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council replaced the previous ineffective United nations Human Rights Commission.

The 47 council member countries are Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain , Bangladesh, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Djibouti,, Ecuador, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Zambia.

As a layman ignorant of international politics, I am indeed very surprised to see some of the world's alleged human rights abusers and countries with questionable human rights records are voted into the UNHRC. I do wonder how these questionable countries can demonstrate moral standings to preach, enforce, and maintain an ethical standard and respect for human rights at home and abroad.

Perhaps the UNHRC should prove to the world its sincere objective by first investigating the council member countries first. I do sincerely hope UNHRC would not be resorting into political compromises by redefining the definition of human rights standards to appease the council members who commit human rights abuses at home. A good reference point for righting human rights abuses is the document published by United Nations in December 10 1948 titled "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". This document is located HERE.

All the original 30 articles expressed in the Universal Declaration must be complied by all council members first. The UNHRC should demonstrate its political commitment and sincerity by delivering a committed time table to conduct impartial and independent investigatiosn of all council member countries. Any member country of the council who commit direct or indirect breaches of the 30 articles should be shamed, reprimanded, and evicted from the UNHRC. It is indeed sickening for some countries to unashamely and immorally commit blatant human rights abuses at home but yet felt that it is their rights to condemn other countries. Failures by the UNHRC to implement remedial actions of righting rights abuses by council members first may result in the further violations of human rights worldwide. Otherwise, the UNHRC will just end-up as another immoral political body for human rights violating countries to seek and lobby for membership into the council to appease each other and solicit immoral international support to further erode human rights standards at home.

As it is, the United Nations is already an ineffective organization lacking the moral and political power to enforce global peace. I sincerely do hope the new UNHRC have the moral and ethical standings, and the means, to eliminate human rights abuses in various part of the world. As a global citizen, I sincerely pray that forked tongues countries repenting their deliberate sinful inconsistencies to participate sincerely to raise the standards of human rights in their home countries and in the world.

May God bless the UNHRC with the moral convictions and sincerity to be the champion to carry the enlightened torch of hope to guide humanity out of the tunnel of despairs. Om Namo Amithaba Buddha.

Time to go to bed... Good NiteZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Soul_Voice said...

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May the Taiping Coffee live forever!

BlackCoffee said...

I like your sense of humours... I really appreciate your kind words. May God with his almighty grace bless you with good health and happiness.

I grow-up with Taiping Cofffee but also enjoy a bit of Ipoh's White Coffee......