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Distinguished NZer opens door for establishment to debate ethical human rights and rights omissions.

category international | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Sunday May 20, 2012 09:53author by Anthony Ravlich - Human Rights Council (New Zealand)author email anthony_ravlich at yahoo dot comauthor address 10D/15 City Rd., Auckland City, New Zealandauthor phone (0064) (09) 940 9658 Report this post to the editors

Ethical human rights, development, globalization to replace neoliberalism and unleash human potential

An ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization to replace neo liberalism has support from a distinguished New Zealander which could open the door to its debate by the establishment which has always steadfastly refused to discuss the many human rights omissions from NZ's human rights law. The ethical approach requires that all have, at the very least, the core minimums of the rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights i.e. both 'survival rights' and 'self-help rights' sufficient to enable the individual to reach his/her full potential while also exercising a duty to the community. It emphasizes a 'bottom-up' approach to development to take society forward which promises to considerably reduce unemployment. The ethical approach is now attracting some high profile attention on the internet social networks.

Distinguished NZer opens door for establishment to debate ethical human rights and rights omissions.

Anthony Ravlich
Chairperson
Human Rights Council (New Zealand)
10D/15 City Rd.,
Auckland City.
(0064) (09) 940.9658

New Zealander Bryan Gould, high achieving academic and UK politician, has opened the door for the establishment to discuss the human rights omissions and ethical human rights, development and globalization.

Gould is a former NZ Rhode Scholar who joined the British Diplomatic Service in 1964. He was a Labour Party MP in the UK for 16yrs, directed Labour’s election campaign in 1987 and contested the leadership in1992. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University. In 2005, he was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

After reading my recent article, ‘Hope in Chch rebuilding, ethical human rights despite all attempts to crush human potential’ (http://www.guerillamedia.co.nz/content/hope-chch-rebuil...ntial),
Gould states:

“I read your article with interest and – as you won’t be surprised to hear – not a little agreement. I would strongly support your case for a stronger Bill of Rights – one that
properly complied with the UN Covenant. I hope your campaign succeeds,
though – as you point out – the ranks of those who are concerned about
such issues seem – in some senses – to be getting thinner” (email, dated 18 May 2012)

Our council promotes an ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization to replace neo liberalism. Support for this approach, albeit far more covert than overt, is growing on the internet in the social network sites, twitter, linkedin, and facebook.

On linkedin there is an adviser from PM John Key’s office, who joined my linkedin after I circulated the above article to nearly all MPs. It also includes the former NZ Chief Human Rights Commissioner, and the Founding President of PDHRE, a major international human rights NGO.

While on twitter there is the Mitchell Team, representing a long serving Republican Senator from Kentucky, and an independent, formerly US Comptroller General, standing in the forthcoming US Presidential elections.

The importance of opening up debate within the establishment is because as described in the above article the human rights omissions are not talked about and those that do, such as Amnesty International (US) and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, are not reported in the mainstream media.

The seeming inability of MPs to discuss the human rights omissions could be related to when on entering parliament they must swear an oath to uphold the law (Section 17, Oaths and Declarations Act 1957) and this seems to mean upholding the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 while ignoring the omissions.

Because the whole truth is not spoken the debate is heavily skewed in favor of those groups which benefit most by the omissions.

It seems absurd that the Key government’s present constitutional review would not discuss these omissions from the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights upon which the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 is based (see title to the Act). This would mean including the excluded ‘self-help rights’.

The ethical approach also requires the inclusion of economic, social and cultural rights (e.g. ‘survival rights’) which comprises one of the covenants upon which the New Zealand Human Rights Act 1993 is based (see title to the Act). The ethical approach requires, at the very least, the core minimums of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights i.e. both ‘survival rights’ and ‘self-help rights’.

It becomes even more absurd when it is considered that human rights, because the omissions are unspoken, are paving the way for its own destruction which would be the case if the Treaty of Waitangi ends up being the foundation of a future NZ Constitution rather than human rights.

This is because as the above article shows the human rights omissions favor such extreme top-down control as found in neo liberalism, Maori ‘tribalism’ and also permitted by the Green Charter.

If there is such a major redirection in New Zealand the social networking sites could, as the Arab Spring showed, facilitate mass action (all are welcome to join my twitter, linkedin and/or facebook sites).

However Bryan Gould has opened the door to a much more civilized approach - open discussion by the establishment and the rest of society, including myself, on the human rights omissions and the ethical approach to human rights, development and globalization.

Related Link: http://www.hrc2001.org.nz

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Mental Patients     Sean Crudden    Mon May 21, 2012 20:55 
   Thank you for this article     W. Finnerty    Tue May 22, 2012 10:43 
   'An ethical approach..     opus diablos    Tue May 22, 2012 11:06 
   An unethical approach to human rights     w. Finnerty    Tue May 22, 2012 17:12 
   sound, W..     opus diablos    Tue May 22, 2012 19:49 
   A valuable social instrument that is not being used     W. Finnerty    Wed May 23, 2012 01:53 
   Rule of Law     Sean Crudden    Wed May 23, 2012 23:13 
   "Einstein's razor"     W. Finnerty    Thu May 24, 2012 06:34 
   we're wandering a bit..     opus diablos    Thu May 24, 2012 09:44 
 10   Some definitions for the word "Ethics" might help?     W. Finnerty    Thu May 24, 2012 11:44 
 11   back at the razor, W...     opus diablos    Thu May 24, 2012 12:52 
 12   "Its the IMPLEMENTATION and REALISATION that remains missing."     W. Finnerty    Thu May 24, 2012 14:47 
 13   we're wandering W..     opus diablos    Thu May 24, 2012 15:29 
 14   "The issues you raise are specific to you ..."     W. Finnerty    Thu May 24, 2012 16:40 
 15   W, ...     opus diablos    Thu May 24, 2012 17:08 
 16   "I still think the global needs addressing ..."     W. Finnerty    Thu May 24, 2012 17:42 
 17   ok, w...     opus diablos    Thu May 24, 2012 20:39 
 18   "..you win.."     W. Finnerty    Fri May 25, 2012 08:19 
 19   and for as long..     opus diablos    Fri May 25, 2012 11:41 
 20   The choice is mine     W. Finnerty    Fri May 25, 2012 14:07 
 21   well..W..     opus diablos    Fri May 25, 2012 14:33 
 22   Thanks     W. Finnerty.    Fri May 25, 2012 14:54 
 23   What Suits My Purpose v What Is Right?     Sean Crudden    Fri May 25, 2012 15:48 
 24   no argument there, sean..     opus diablos    Fri May 25, 2012 18:12 
 25   "Should William Finnerty be afforded more human rights than Opus Diablos or Seán Crudden?"     W. Finnerty    Sat May 26, 2012 11:49 
 26   contradiction there W...     opus diablos    Sun May 27, 2012 14:06 
 27   Thank you     W. Finnerty    Sun May 27, 2012 14:32 
 28   Rights for Me; None for You     Sean Crudden    Sun May 27, 2012 16:14 
 29   "well-organised bureaucracy"     W. Finnerty    Sun May 27, 2012 18:55 
 30   Noise     Sean Crudden    Mon May 28, 2012 08:19 
 31   '..from an ethical point of view..'     opus diablos    Mon May 28, 2012 11:58 
 32   It's mostly a question of standing up for core-issue human rights principles with me ...     W. Finnerty    Mon May 28, 2012 14:17 
 33   Laws; Prescriptions; Ethics     Sean Crudden    Fri Jun 01, 2012 18:28 
 34   Thanks     W, Finnerty    Fri Jun 01, 2012 19:34 


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