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UN rights monitor slams Republicans over US shutdown (LOL!)
Channel NewsAsia ^ | 10-14-2013 | AFP wire

Posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing

October 14, 2013

UN rights monitor slams Republicans over US shutdown

The head of a UN watchdog on Monday slammed Republicans over the US government shutdown, after a planned review of the country's rights record became the latest casualty of the budget impasse.

GENEVA: The head of a UN watchdog on Monday slammed Republicans over the US government shutdown, after a planned review of the country's rights record became the latest casualty of the budget impasse.

Nigel Rodley, a British expert who chairs the UN Human Rights Committee, lambasted the Republicans for allegedly ripping up their own history as they keep up their battle against President Barack Obama's signature health care law which aims to bridge the insurance gap for Americans.

"The political party of Abraham Lincoln that, in fire and blood ended slavery and gave freedom to millions of people of African descent, seemed now to have party members who thought that wealth did not just rhyme with health, but should also determine access to it," Rodley told the UN committee.

"To achieve its aim it had brought the government of the United States to a standstill and to the brink of defaulting on its national debt," he added.

Rodley lamented that his committee has had to postpone to March 2014 a review of the United States, which had been scheduled this month.

"It was clear that the delegation from the United States was not unwilling to come, but was seriously unable to do so, for reasons that had been widely covered in the media," he said.

Like all UN member countries, the United States is meant to submit to periodic reviews of its rights record.

Meetings with delegations from Bolivia, Uruguay, Djibouti, Mauritania and Mozambique to assess their countries' records will go ahead as scheduled during the committee's current session.

- AFP/ac


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1 posted on 10/14/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Notice how all the cronies—the head of the World Bank,
the UN, etc.—are all chiming in with the same theme song...


2 posted on 10/14/2013 1:45:54 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

No doubt about it, they’re counting on Obumbles and the clown car Dems to hand over US sovereignty and they’re getting miffed that it’s not happening on schedule.


3 posted on 10/14/2013 1:48:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
This is a reviewer from Britain. Below is an actual poster from London. This is not a joke poster, its not a viral campaign for a 1984 sequel, its a real government poster. . With that in mind, this bureaucratic scumbag needs to be kicked back to his island. I'm calling for a bulldozer to descend on that crapstain known as the UN.
4 posted on 10/14/2013 1:50:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: smoothsailing

Why can’t we have this “entity” moved to another country. They should not have a permanent home here.


5 posted on 10/14/2013 1:51:16 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: smoothsailing

If we weren’t in Wonderland with Alice, this kind of fertilizer would only tighten the resolve of the GOPs in congress... But alas, we are in Wonderland, and McConnell looks a lot like the Mad Hatter....


6 posted on 10/14/2013 1:52:50 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: smoothsailing

Nigel RODLEY (United Kingdom)
Born: 1 December 1941

Educational Background

1960-1963: University of Leeds LLB

1964-1965: Columbia University LLM

1970 New York University LLM

1993 University of Essex PhD

Marital status: Married

Foreign languages: French, German, Spanish

Current positions:

Since 1994: Professor of Law and Chair, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Since 2001: Member, Human Rights Committee (Vice-Chair since 2003)

Other main activities in the field relevant to the mandate of the treaty body concerned:

1993-2001: UN Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on the question of torture since 2003: Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists

since 2000: Member, Editorial Committee, British Year Book of International Law

since 2003: Trustee, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture

1998: Knighted (KBE) for ‘services to human rights and international law’

2000: Honorary LLD, Dalhousie University

Main professional activities:

1965-1968: Assistant Professor of Law, Dalhousie University , Halifax NS , Canada

1968-1969: Associate Economics Affairs Officer, Division of Public Finance and Financial Institutions, UN Headquarters New York

1969-1972: Visiting Lecturer of Political Science, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, New York NY

1970-1972: Research Fellow, New York University Center for International Studies

1973-1990: Founding Head of Legal Office, International Secretariat, Amnesty International, London

1973-1990: Part-time Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics (Research Fellow 1983)

Reader (1990-1994), University of Essex , Colchester , United Kingdom (Subjects taught: International Law; International Human Rights; Jurisprudence)

Director, LLM in International Human Rights Law (1991-1993)

Dean of the School of Law (1992-1995)

1993 - Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on torture. (Main responsibilities: reviewing conception of mandate: ensuring transmission of suitable information to Governments and processing of following-up replies: visiting selected countries: reporting annually to the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations General Assembly: liaising with the Committee against Torture)

Training programmes:

Henry-Dunant Institute ( Geneva ), Seminar for Francophone Heads of Prison Administration, Bujumbura (1990)

University of Lund (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights, 1991, 1992 and 2000)

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, Banjul (1991)

United Nations Human Rights Training Course for Law Enforcement Officials, Malta (1991)

University of Essex Training Programme for Senior Administration of Justice Officials from Small Commonwealth Countries (1991)

United Nations Human Rights Training Course for Law Enforcement Officials, Albania (1992)

University of Essex Human Rights Training Sessions for the British Bar, London (1993)

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, Training Programmes for African Officials responsible for Reporting under the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, Harare (1993)

University of Essex Human Rights Centre Training Programmes for East European Lawyers (1999)

Lord Chancellor’s Department Judicial Studies Board, Human Rights Act Training Seminar (2000)

Activities:

Member, Board of the European Human Rights Foundation

Founding member and former Executive Committee Vice-Chairman of INTERIGHTS - International Human Rights Law Centre

Member, Council of “Justice” (British branch of the International Commission of Jurists)

Member, Executive Committee, David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies

Member, International Human Rights Council, Carter Centre, Emory University

Rapporteur, first and second annual meetings of Commission on Human Rights special procedures (1994, 1995): Chairman, sixth meeting (1999)

List of most recent publications in this field

The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (2 nd edn., 1999, OUP)

‘Breaking the Cycle of Impunity for Gross Violations of Human Rights: The Pinochet Case in Perspective’, 69 Nordic J Int’l L 11 (2000)

‘The Definition(s) of Torture in International Law’, 55 Cur’nt Leg. Probs. 467 (2002)

‘U N Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures of the Commission on Human Rights-Complementarity or Competition?’, 25 HRQ 882 (2003)

‘The UN Human Rights Machinery and International Criminal Law’, in Lattimer and Sands (eds.), Justice for Crimes against Humanity (2003, Hart Publishing )

Other main publications:

The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law, 1987, 1999

International Law in Western Hemisphere , 1974

Enhancing Global Human Rights, 1979

To Loose the Bands of Wickedness - International Intervention in Defence of Human Rights, 1992

International Response to Traumatic Stress, 1996

Conference on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Acute Crisis, 1998

Immunities of Officials Associated with Permanent United Nations Establishments, 1972

Monitoring Human Rights by the United Nations System and the Role of Non-Governmental Organisations, 1979

On the Necessity of United States Ratification of the International Human Rights Conventions, 1981

Direct Intervention at the United Nations: NGO Participation in the Commission on Human Rights and its Sub-Commission, 1982

The Development of United Nations Activities in the Field of Human Rights and the Role of Non-Governmental Organisations, 1983

Torture, Extra-Legal Execution and “Disappearance” as Crimes under International Law, 1985

United Nations Action Procedures against “Disappearances”, Summary or Arbitrary Executions and Torture, 1986

Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention: The Case Law of the World Court , 1989

The International Legal Consequences of Torture, Extra-Legal Execution and “Disappearance”, 1989

The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 1991

United Nations Non-Treaty Mechanisms for Protecting Human Rights, 1992

Conceptual Problems Concerning Minorities - International Legal Developments, 17 Human Rights, 1995

Rights and Responses to Terrorism in Northern Ireland , 1995

International Human Rights Law and Machinery for Monitoring its Implementation in Situations of Acute Crisis, 1998

Impunity of Human Rights, 1998

Toward a More Effective Integrated System of Human Rights Protection by the United Nations, 1993

Ninth to Fourteenth Reports of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Question of Torture, 1994-1999

Various official reports on visits to individual countries in role of United Nations Special Rapporteur

SUMMARY: Went to school until he was 30; has lived on other people’s money ever since.


7 posted on 10/14/2013 1:55:39 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Resolute Conservative
Why can’t we have this “entity” moved to another country. They should not have a permanent home here.

Because, in Antarctica, penguin attacks would increase geometrically... And wildlife monitors would complain that diplomat meat is toxic to penguins, although the diplomats are very fishy....
8 posted on 10/14/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: smoothsailing

Nigel and the whole dang UN should mind their own business, the Brits have enough problems of their own.

Great graphic — SCREW ‘EM


9 posted on 10/14/2013 1:56:59 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Pan_Yan
Send more peacekeepers, Nigel old bean. uN helmet photo: UN Blue Helmet with holes UN_Blue_Helmet.jpg
10 posted on 10/14/2013 1:59:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Columbia University, why was I not surprised.
Shouldn’t a British Expert be telling the Britts what to do?


11 posted on 10/14/2013 2:01:21 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: smoothsailing

They know that it is almost end game for the US. THE only thing standing between the constitution and the end of American greatness is a small rag-tag group of true conservatives.


12 posted on 10/14/2013 2:02:01 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: smoothsailing



LOLOLOLOL

13 posted on 10/14/2013 2:02:21 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: smoothsailing
Nigel Rodley

Sounds like a character from an Austin Powers movie.

14 posted on 10/14/2013 2:02:42 PM PDT by matt1234 (obamacare: the "New Coke" of the 21st Century)
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To: smoothsailing

Amen brother. F the UN.


15 posted on 10/14/2013 2:03:23 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: smoothsailing
The UN can kiss my glorious gold @$$
16 posted on 10/14/2013 2:08:10 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: smoothsailing

The Nanny State is a human right?


17 posted on 10/14/2013 2:17:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: smoothsailing

They are all on the same big lie, of course.

Obama and Reid shut down the government


18 posted on 10/14/2013 2:20:42 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: smoothsailing
Pack your crap and leave UN delegates. We need the building for some people with more integrity—the homeless in NYC.
19 posted on 10/14/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: CondorFlight

Amazing how they all sing in the same key
with the same words.

I guess the democrats are pulling out all the stops
and calling in all the markers.

I don’t think I have EVER seen such a propagands
onslaught such as we have been experiencing.


20 posted on 10/14/2013 2:25:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: smoothsailing

There is not a single member of the UN staff that is not ready, willing and demanding of the right to spend other people’s money while telling the same how to do it better. The one thing that the entire UN desperately wants is a tax scheme that enables them to not depend upon those ugly producers for their annual, UNAUDITED spending!


21 posted on 10/14/2013 2:40:33 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: smoothsailing

FU blue whores!


22 posted on 10/14/2013 2:46:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Resolute Conservative

I am thinking that Benghazi, Libya would be the perfect place to relocate the league of nations... uhh sorry... the united nations.


23 posted on 10/14/2013 2:48:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Toespi

We ain’t so small and we ain’t so ragtag.

LLS


24 posted on 10/14/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: SES1066

Seems to me they’re just lickin’ their chops to hold authority over our representitives. IMF and all the UN agencies will demand they be given “oversight” over US budgeting proposals from OUR Congress. To protect “Human Rights” and all that crap.


25 posted on 10/14/2013 2:56:15 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: SES1066

That’s why they luv them some carbon taxes and want to tax the interwebs,too.


26 posted on 10/14/2013 2:56:24 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I was referring to those true conservatives in government. There are few and are beaten weary every day.


27 posted on 10/14/2013 2:58:20 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: smoothsailing

One more hate-filled miscreant from a Third World hellhole - the UK.


28 posted on 10/14/2013 3:33:26 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: CondorFlight

Oh these cretans would love to get thier hands in our sh##. Im for pushing the UN into the east river when its full of these criminals


29 posted on 10/14/2013 3:37:14 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Toespi

I misunderstood... sorry. Cruz and Lee looked positively on top of their game Sunday. I think Sarah recharged them!


30 posted on 10/14/2013 4:22:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
"The political party of Abraham Lincoln that, in fire and blood ended slavery and gave freedom to millions of people of African descent, seemed now to have party members who thought that wealth did not just rhyme with health, but should also determine access to it," Rodley told the UN committee... Meetings with delegations from Bolivia, Uruguay, Djibouti, Mauritania and Mozambique to assess their countries' records will go ahead as scheduled during the committee's current session.
Of course, Djibouti will pass with flying colors.


31 posted on 10/15/2013 3:35:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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