Hope To The End ................... EU Index ................... Euro Crt of Human Rights Strasbourg, France
Rights Council HRC .... based in Geneva, Switzerland
UN Human Rights Commission Meeting
EU and the HRC
Next week, the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee votes on a report on the EU's role in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). This comes at an embarrassing moment. The UN has been mocked for spending 18 million on a colourful ceiling for the HRC chamber in Geneva
The HRC is a testing-ground for the EU's commitment to effective multi-lateralism. It was launched in 2006 with European support despite American objections that its membership rules did not exclude human rights abusers. EU members had tried to promote such rules, but their efforts were misconceived or mishandled. The US currently boycotts the HRC.
Unfortunately, the commission is short on staff in Geneva, and does not even have a full-time human rights staffer there. The European Parliament should push for this to be remedied, with a number of human rights specialists (possibly seconded lawyers) monitoring the HRC.
Thirdly, the European Parliament should call for greater European support to civil society worldwide to scrutinise UN affairs. The commission and member-states should find money to support NGOs in developing countries promote human rights at the UN.
Ed. as we see it : The EU wants the future UMFA to connect with the HRC. They want a supra-national agenda to supercede national interests. ..They want EU envoys to add more HRC initiatives ( commands ). They want creation of new roles for the HRC. This makes it a body of force for many unknown agendas.
Question: WHO or what constitutes "rights" ? In this case, it certainly isn't Jesus Christ or the Bible. The EU-HRC commands man-made artificial rights based upon secular humanism ( political pragmatism). As we see it, it will not bode well for Bible-Believers.
Sharia Law to define human rights
"Defamation" law criminalizes Christians
Sharia Law welcome in UK; focuses on marriage and family laws
Human Rights Tribunal (Court) demands Christians to deny their faith when pro-straight
Cannot quote Bible
Ed: Let's pray for Stepehen Boisson and Alphonse de Valk . Today them; tomorrow us.
May these men of courage have their sentencing overturned. May they be strengthened in their daily walk. May many Christians support them.
Please pray for Pastor Daniel Wickwire ( Turkey ). His church is fighting for its life
"April 1978 - President Jimmy Carter sends a telegram to the American Humanist Association:
"Those who participate in the annual meeting of the American Humanist Association are furthering a movement that greatly enhances our way of life. The work of your organization in this area is, therefore, especially gratifying to me, and I welcome this opportunity to applaud your important accomplishments."
[ Why is a "born-again Christian" congratulating the humanists?
The "Humanist Manifesto" signed by Lester Mondale, brother of Vice President Walter Mondale, declares:
"Humanists believe that traditional theism, especially faith in the prayer-hearing God, assumed to love and care for persons, to hear and understand prayers, and to be able to do something about them, is an unproved and outmoded faith.
No deity will save us; we must save ourselves." ] "
Pope speaks in favor of humanism and unity at UN
( Ed: What about the Gospel of Jesus ? )
"My presence at this assembly is a sign of esteem for the United Nations, and it is intended to express the hope that the organization will increasingly serve as a sign of unity between states and an instrument of service to the entire human family," the pope said, speaking in French ."
( Ed: a bow to Sarkozy and his EU leadership in July 08 ).
Fundamental Rights ( Justice ) signed into EU Charter ( "reform Treaty" )
"common values" .."Union Law"
"these rights were recognised by the EU Court of Justice on a case by case basis, the new text will provide a proper legal framework for ensuring their respect
The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights sets out in a single text the whole range of civil, political, economic and social rights of European citizens and all persons resident in the EU, defined as the EU's common values. The purpose of this Charter is to make those principles more visible in order to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the light of changes in society, social progress and scientific developments.
These provisions apply to the EU institutions and bodies and to the Member States only when they are implementing Union law. The Charter does not establish any new power for the Union.
HR Canada vs. Biblical stand on homosexuality
Christians equated with radicals --May 19, 2006
But some Europeans have lately equated the danger of American evangelical fundamentalism's influence on U.S. policy with that posed by radical Islamic fundamentalism. A European friend put it this way: "In Europe, it is newcomers who are challenging the fundamental values on which our political system is built, whereas in the United States this challenge comes from a core indigenous group's perversion of the founding values of their own system." She added, "I find this even more scary."
1. New EU human rts. ( Vienna ) alongside old Council of Europe H.R. ( Brussels)
One for general guidelines; one for specifics ( laws )
[ Ed: "Thou shalt love gays and heretical Islam " ]
From 2007, the new EU agency is set to replace the existing European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) in Vienna.
The Vienna centre has provided the EU with information and data on racism, xenophobia, islamophobia and anti-Semitism since 1998
[ Ed: notice the protection of Islam, the hypocritical mention of Judism and the absence of any protection for Christians ]
The Council of Europe says it is not against the setting up of an EU agency [ Ed: Vienna ] for human rights dealing with community laws,
xenophobia = fearing those of opposite behavior [ Ed: Morals ]
The double-standard within "xenophobia" is that gays and extra-terrestrials are to be accepted, while Christians are not to be tolerated. For Christians, gays are living a deviant lifestyle from the norm.
Gays are sinners just like anyone else is a sinner, and unless they repent and come under the atoning blood of Jesus Christ for their sins, they are deviant. We love them through prayer, that they come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
That's more love for them than they have for us.
"Extra-terrestrials" are actually demons. Why would anyone tolerate demons who have only one purpose in mind .. and that is, the destruction of your body and soul forever in hell.
No, as Christians we do not tolerate demons nor unrepentant sin.
2. New UN Human Rights Council to replace Geneva H.R. Commission
The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday created a new U.N. human rights body, despite objections from the United States.
Sustained applause greeted the announcement of the 170 to 4 vote with 3 abstentions. Joining the United States in a "no" vote were Israel, Marshall Islands and Palau. Abstaining were: Belarus, Iran and Venezuela.
The new 47-seat U.N. Human Rights Council would replace the 53-country Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Commission, which in recent years has included some of the world's most abysmal rights violators.
Members in the new council will be elected by secret ballot in the General Assembly by a majority vote of all members, not just those present and voting.
John Bolton ( US ambassador to UN ) and the Human Rights Commission
Anti-gay pastor brought before Human Rights Tribunal in Alberta, Canada
Alberta Human Rights Commission
Pray for Pastor Stephen Boissoin
I'm just going to trust God. I've been through a lot in my life ," he said. "[God] may have me speaking just before the panel and judges and it may touch someone's heart and minister to them. I'm just going to go in humble, and leave the outcome to God."
Witholding food--- unethical-pragmatism before principles
The newly appointed US envoy on human rights for North Korea refused to rule out the prospect of linking food aid to improvement on human rights in the nuclear-armed and impoverished state.
Responding to reporters' questions, Lefkowitz, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, refused to rule out linking humanitarian aid to human rights in North Korea
Blair: all you have to do is "incite", and then we can call you a" terrorist"
This starts out looking good, and winds up silencing Christians on their value system
To oppose would be construed as "to incite".
The resolution would place an obligation on all governments to adopt laws that prohibit incitement, deny a safe haven to offenders and "counter violent extremist ideologies, including steps to prevent the subversion of educational, cultural, and religious institutions by terrorists and their supporters".
Blair changes Human Rights
Gay rights goes global -- Hal Lindsey
UN Human Rights Endorses Gays, opposes Christians
Mark Malloch Brown, administrator of the U.N. Development Program, sent a statement to the organizers, stating, "Discrimination based on sexual orientation not only violates basic human rights but also hinders development by immobilizing human capital, stifling expression and limiting freedom of choice."
Barney Frank at the meeting
Commission on Human Rights to have global gay agenda
The resolution is "a historic opportunity to advance [homosexual] issues in international human-rights law," said the San Francisco-based International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, or IGLHRC.
"We don't need to get a moral instruction from Libya and Brazil," she told WorldNetDaily. "It's another reason for us to get out of the U.N."
The IGLHRC said the resolution has the support of Canada, New Zealand and several European Union countries. The homosexual-rights group has urged its backers to lobby five key countries to put the vote over the top: Argentina, Australia, India, South Africa and the United States.
"It is highly likely that gay-rights advocates will use this resolution, if it passes, to advance their agenda to legalize gay marriage and to create hate-crimes legislation," contends A. Scott Loveless, associate professor of law at the World Family Policy Center at Brigham Young University.
"In their quest to legitimize homosexuality, many of these countries have actually limited some of our most fundamental freedoms, including freedom of speech," Loveless said, according to a news release by the Catholic group. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=32237
US to regain seat on UN Human Rights Commission ...March 16-2002
UNITED NATIONS, March 14 -- The United States will regain a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission next year, according to U.S. and European diplomats. A U.S. seat on the Geneva-based body was ensured this week after Spain and Italy withdrew their candidacies, averting the risk of another humiliating defeat for the Bush administration.
Having persuaded Italy and Spain to pull out of the race, the Bush administration formally declared its intention Wednesday to take one of four seats open to members of
the 29-member Western European and Others Group.[ WEOG ]
Germany, Australia and Ireland will get the remaining vacant slots
The Statist Face of Humanism--Robert L. Waggoner
Humanism in the Churches--Debbie O'Hara
Lester Mondale signer of all three Secular Humanist Manifestos
(Ed. note: brother of Walter Mondale, the VP in the Carter presidency.)
Humanist Manifesto 2000 HM2K
Humanist Manifesto 1973
The Humanist Manifesto.... 1933---1993
RIGHTS WATCH ... NGO non-government organization
( not elected by democratic vote; under no checks and balances )
Human Rights WATCH ( HRW ) to focus on US violations -- Jan. 19, 2006