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8.4.08

Stop the Abuse of Power In Britian

As a follow up to the press release from the CSP below I'd like to draw peoples attention to this OurKingdom article: UK to be put under UNCHR spotlight.

Posted on 8 April 08, 2:18 pm by ourkingdom

Jon Bright (London, OK): The UK is one of sixteen countries taking part in the “First Universal Periodic Review” being run by the UN Commission for Human Rights. The video for the entire event can be viewed archived here and live here - as I write a significant number of well dressed people are filing calmly into a large oval hall, as a balding chair talks slowly about time management issues. According to the timetable (opens pdf), the UK’s turn to be reviewed comes on Thursday morning. It’s not going to be gripping TV, in all honesty, but it could form an important part of the current debate on UK liberty: praise for the UK’s record would be a fillip for the government, whilst criticism would be a PR boon for those trying to highlight damage being done to civil liberties. How many of Henry Porter’s List of Liberties Lost will be brought up?

A St Pirans day press release from the Cornish Stannary Parliament.

The control of power

United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,proclaims: “All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without discrimination to the equal protection of the law”, Article 26, and Article 27, “Ethnic minorities shall not be denied the right to enjoy their own culture or to use their own language”. As in the United Kingdom, Members of Parliament for Canada take an Oath of Allegiance to the Crown.

The Oath does not prevent the Canadian: “Charter of Rights and Freedoms”, 1982, from encouraging respect for others: “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination”, Article15 (1), and Article 35, “the rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada”. The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘Aboriginal’ as:- “Indigenous, existing in a land at the dawn of history”. Defined by objectivity and impartiality, indigenous would embrace the Cornish of Cornwall.

Also, the Constitution of the Monarchy of Sweden, Chapter 1/9: “Courts, public authorities and others performing functions within the public administration shall observe the equality of all persons before the law and shall maintain objectivity and impartiality”.

The abuse of power

The Constitutional Monarchy of the United Kingdom fails to encourage respect for others. “The UK has no statutory guarantee of equality before the law. Protocol 12, which the government has refused to ratify, gives a general right not to be discriminated against on any ground not just in relation to ECHR rights”. Professor Francesca Klug, London School of Economics, Human Rights Centre, 6th July 2006.

Persons in power in the United Kingdom have excluded Article 13 of the European Convention of Human Rights, “an effective remedy against violations by persons acting in an official capacity” from the Human Rights Act 1998. They have not transposed the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights into UK law. They have excluded the Cornish from the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. These omissions betray an institutional top-down grace and favour feudal legacy in denial of objectivity and impartiality.

It is noted that without a guaranteed right to equality before the law, the rule of law made Apartheid legal. In the United Kingdom persons acting in an official capacity, the Crown; the Duke of Cornwall, Heir to the Throne; the Privy Council; politicians; police; academics and the media, seek to mould the democratic will of the people. Without public debate or consultation they protect their own interests by conspiring to agree not to provide British subjects with an effective right to equality before the law.

Almost everywhere else in theworld, national structures have agreed the constitutional right to equalitybefore the law for everyone to prevent the abuse of power. We, the people, have not rejected a modern written British Constitution.

The Cornish Stannary Parliament
Camborne
Cornwall TR13 0JG
5th March2008

1 comment:

Daniel Owen said...

I saw you recommended England Devolve! on the "For an English Republic" blog. I think they're very interesting. I also like the look of your blog. I read the letters you recieved from the Left parties and couldn't help but think what unprincipled wankers they tend to be. Put Lenin down for a second and pick up William Morris!

Anyway, keep up the good work.