As we watched with awe the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games we were reminded that it was to show a shining light on the togetherness of the World through sport, but why are we kidding ourselves for the next 2 weeks. The world is not a together place and it is becoming more and more dangerous and to the weak more and more terrible.
China should not be welcome into any togetherness whilst they continue to ride roughshod of human rights, and rogue governments need to know that any growing power or a threat to civilisations, or to the weakest in society will not be tolerated and we need to stand up for those who cannot fight for themselves.
The Uighurs are in desperate need of our help.
I get so terribly disappointed that on the other platforms I write on that many will read the gossip but yet, so few read about the plight of a people who are being systematically butchered in their own country. Are people that uninterested in those most desperate and in need.
The reason for this is the Uighurs are of the Muslim faith.
Is it really right in the 21st Century that people are still being persecuted for their faith? This is so wrong and the World whilst making the usual shouty shouty noise do actually nothing. The United Nations area a joke as the same country that is committing this genocide are sat on the Human Rights Council. You have to ask yourself how many other despots would get in if the price was right!
Why are the very establishments that are supposed to punish rogue states allowing rogue states to sit right in the middle of its midst?
The General Assembly, proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional, or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.
No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention, or exile.
Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
- Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
- No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home, or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
- Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
- Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
- Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
- This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
- Everyone has the right to a nationality.
- No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.
- Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality, or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
- Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
- The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
- Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
- No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
- Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
- No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
- Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
- Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
- The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.
Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social, and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
- Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
- Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
- Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
- Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
- Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age, or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
- Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
- Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
- Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance, and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
- Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
- Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
- Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary, or artistic production of which he is the author.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.
- Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.
- In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order, and the general welfare in a democratic society.
- These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group, or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.
The Communist State of China is breaking everyone of these Human Rights where the Uighurs are concerned. They aim to eradicate the Uighur population by sterilisation, raping the women to breed them out, killing the population, working them to death in Labour camps, forcing the children into abandoning the religion of their family and torturing them.
The world is doing nothing, well Australia seems to be standing their ground with China and I for am in total solidarity with Australia. The Communist state have already stopped the freedoms in Hong Kong, and those were the freedoms they promised to stand by. Whoever in our Government believed this really is the most gullible fool on the planet, and now they are turning their eyes to Taiwan, and they will do to Taiwan what they are doing to Hong Kong and the Uighurs. Especially those who do not conform with their plans. Those who defy the Communist State will end up lost in their labour camp system. I seem to remember another country doing that in the 30s and 40s.
The United Nations came about to prevent another Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party and if they had kept to that charter then the world would be singing their praises, but they have let in a country who is using the Nazi Terror Handbook 101, and not only have they done nothing except write a strongly worded letter which is totally pathetic, but they have actually let them join the Human Rights Commission. Someone must have a very sick sense of humour in the UN to allow this. The following was written criticising the decision.
Ahmed Shaheed, the special rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, reported on global Islamophobia. His report flagged concerns about the Chinese government’s treatment of Muslims, including Beijing’s control over the appointment of imams, the destruction of mosques, and torture in political re-education camps in Xinjiang. The Chinese delegation, after claiming the report “slanders and smears China,” accused Shaheed of “wantonly spread[ing] false information, lack[ing] minimum professional ethics, and serv[ing] as a political tool for some Western countries and anti-China forces.” This attack prompted the Human Rights Council vice president to intervene, warning against “derogatory or inflammatory remarks” against special rapporteurs. China’s delegate resumed his remarks and accused Shaheed of having “misbehaved,” demanding he be “[held] accountable,” and said the UN’s special procedures system itself should be reformed.
No government likes criticism, but the Chinese government has a disturbing track record of not just rejecting criticism but threatening the experts and offices across the UN human rights system responsible for bringing human rights violations to light. These more personal and public attacks, coupled with patently hypocritical calls for accountability, may signal a darker turn. Human Rights Council members are expected to “uphold the highest standards” of human rights, but China appears to be sinking to the lowest. https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/03/11/chinas-slanders-and-smears-un-human-rights-council
When are the fellow members of the UN actually going to throw China out of the Human Rights Council? The Uighurs cannot wait until the strongly worded letter becomes another strongly worded letter number 2.
China is losing support at the UN
Number of votes supporting China’s bid for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council
2020 139 votes
2016 180 votes
2013 176 votes
2006 146 votes
Quartz | qz.com Data: United Nations
Not enough is being done and why are other Muslim states not prepared to stand up for the Uighurs? I am not a Muslim, but I blog regularly about the horror that they are going through, and I know deep down that I will look on other platform groups and see that people don’t really read it, infact very few are interested and that is shameful. It is shameful because if so many people stay disinterested then the Uighurs have no chance. It is the Uighurs today but who will it be tomorrow and at what point do we say oh now we need to save such and such a group…..having ignored people who are not rich, they are not influential and all they want is to live the life they have chosen and worship without the threat of death and destruction. Surely if China are members of the Human Rights Council then they should abide by this and the fact that they are not is breaking the charter that they signed up to, so by doing this why have they not been thrown out? All the UN is doing is giving them some credibility and every time they are criticised they then decide to discredit the author of the article that brings to the front all the violations they are doing, and yet again another strongly worded letter.
The United Nations is nothing more than a failed experiment as it has done nothing and cannot protect the people, after all it is not protecting the weakest from one of their own members. Is this really what the original idea of the UN was? To let the bad guys, have a seat on the council that is supposed to uphold a value and then watch them trash it.
The Western Companies that work with the Communist State are to blame too for they are using the cheap labour from these camps. Can these CEO’s really care more about the billions in their pocket than the fate of innocent people? Why are they working with them and what’s more why have they not been called out for it? Again, I blogged some considerable time ago about the companies who are using the slave labour, and nobody seems to have been held responsible.
Are we really saying that if you are poor, if you are persecuted, if your very way of life is threatened with existence that this very expensive Committee can and will do nothing? This is the problem you get with politicians and professional politicians; they do not know what it is like to have to work for a living, they do not know what it is like to have little or no prospects of a quiet life. They have no idea what it is like to struggle day in and day out and why?? Quite simple really…. we are letting the elite make decision that they have no understanding of and where it is nothing more than a place for yet more failed politicians to go and get on the gravy train. There is the very generous expenses and wages to pick up whilst doing nothing to help those who are at the very bottom of life.
The UN has made itself exempt from taxes for its staff. They also offer generous allowances of helping with your children’s schooling, allowances for your family, helping with the cost of medical insurance, a very generous relocation scheme and housing costs and paying thousands to its staff. Oh, you get a very generous holiday scheme too…..Its that good that people are queuing up to get in there, especially politicians who have come to their political end in their own country.
It really is nothing but a gravy train and people who have put their hope in the fact that this supposed bastion of good and morality will do something to help will be so disappointed when they realise sadly it will do nothing…they never have and never will.
It is up to individual countries to stand up to this rogue state as can we really live with the fate and deaths of some 3 million people on our conscious? As we know for definite that the UN and its gilded political elite will do the square root of nothing. They never have and never will. Toothless and an expensive waste of time. The politicians are too busy patting themselves on their backs for some perceived good, whilst the victims are being overlooked at best, totally ignored at worst.