Monday, July 03, 2006

Human Rights - An Important Issue

Mary Robinson, former president or Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. From London, was interviewedo on Voice of America on the subject of small arms and the horrendous human rights violations from the salve of them to African nations.

She is quoted as saying:

"This is a review of a conference five years ago in which some promises and commitments were made that are actually in a way being diluted in not having any reference in the text at the moment to international human rights law or international humanitarian law as part of the global rules that are needed to control arms. In those five years 1.8 million people were killed by small arms. They are the weapons of mass destruction as I saw when I was UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and visiting the Congo, visiting Sierra Leone, The Balkans, East Timor. It’s terrible what’s happening now with the militia in Darfur, killing and raping women at the end of a gun. It’s just awful we’re not seeing the urgency in tackling this."

Human rights are an urgent issue. I am personally very committed to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Scientology churches
work with human rights groups to promote education in human rights a way to raise public conscience on the subject.

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