Menneskerettigheder iflg. UNHRC

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UNHCR – menneskerettigheds-organisationen, som for længst er blevet kuppet af OIC og Broderskabet, har nu – helt uden om Durban II – “afgjort”, at:

Ærekrænkelse af religion er et brud på menneskerettighederne, mener et flertal af landene i FN’s Menneskerettighedsråd (UNHRC).

FN’s Menneskerettighedsråd vedtog i går en resolution, der fordømmer ærekrænkelse af religion som et brud på menneskerettighederne, skriver tv2.dk. Resolutionen har ført til yderligere bekymring for, at FN-systemet er ved at blive kapret af lande, som vil retfærdiggøre censur og begrænsninger af ytringsfriheden i muslimske lande. I næste måned skal den såkaldte Durban II-konference, der også arrangeres af FN, således drøfte om religionskritik skal sidestilles med racisme.

Menneskerettighedsrådet vedtog den ikke-bindende resolution, som var foreslået af Pakistan på vegne af muslimske stater, med opbakning fra 23 lande, mens 11 stemte imod. 13 undlod at stemme. Vestlige regeringer og en bred alliance af aktivistgrupper har ud trykt skepsis over for initiativet.
Tidligere på ugen opfordrede 180 sekulære og religiøse grupper samt medieorganisationer fra hele verden til en forkastelse af resolutionen, som de mener vil blive misbrugt i nogle lande til at kvæle uafhængige stemmer, religiøse dissidenter og menneskerettighedsaktivister.

Joint NGO Statement on Danger of U.N. “Defamation of Religions” Campaign

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations,

Deeply concerned by the pervasive and mounting campaign by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to produce U.N. resolutions, declarations, and world conferences that propagate the concept of “defamation of religions,” a concept having no basis in domestic or international law, and which would alter the very meaning of human rights, which protect individuals from harm, but not beliefs from critical inquiry;

Deeply concerned by the attempt to misuse the U.N. to legitimize blasphemy laws, thereby restricting freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press;

Deeply concerned that “defamation of religions” resolutions may be used in certain countries to silence and intimidate human rights activists, religious dissenters, and other independent voices;
Alarmed by the resolution on “defamation of religions” recently tabled at the current 10th session of the UN Human Rights Council;

Alarmed by the draft resolution on freedom of expression circulated by Egypt, whose amendments seek to restrict, not promote, protections for free speech;

Alarmed by the recently-announced initiative of the U.N. “Ad Hoc Committee on Complementary Standards” to amend the International Convention for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) by adding a protocol on “defamation of religions”;

Alarmed by provisions in the latest draft outcome document of the Durban Review Conference that, through coded language and veiled references, endorse and encourage these anti-democratic initiatives;

1. Call upon all governments to oppose the “defamation of religions” resolution currently tabled at the UN Human Rights Council, and the objectionable provisions of the freedom of expression resolution;

2. Call upon all governments to resist the efforts of the “Ad Hoc Committee on Complementary Standards” to alter the ICERD;

3. Call upon all governments not to accept or legitimize a Durban Review Conference outcome that directly or indirectly supports the “defamation of religions” campaign at the expense of basic freedoms and individual human rights.

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