Σάββατο, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

UN human rights consultants warn ( ???? ) France for excessive measures!

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French police arrest suspects in beheading attack/ source: IsraeliNationalNews

UN human rights consultants report that France is being excessive on antiterrorism measures and there is a danger of violating human rights while trying to predict and prevent similar attacks that took place in Paris.
GENEVA (19 January 2016) – The current state of emergency in France and the law on surveillance of electronic communications impose excessive and disproportionate restrictions on fundamental freedoms, a group of United Nations human rights experts* warned today.
In a list of concerns shared with the French Government, the independent experts stressed the lack of clarity and precision of several provisions of the state of emergency and surveillance laws, related to the nature and scope of restrictions to the legitimate exercise of right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the right to privacy. (See in French:  http://www.ohchr.org/FR/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16961&LangID=F).
- See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16966&LangID=E#sthash.3CWZ4Wq4.dpuf
GENEVA (19 January 2016) – The current state of emergency in France and the law on surveillance of electronic communications impose excessive and disproportionate restrictions on fundamental freedoms, a group of United Nations human rights experts* warned today.
In a list of concerns shared with the French Government, the independent experts stressed the lack of clarity and precision of several provisions of the state of emergency and surveillance laws, related to the nature and scope of restrictions to the legitimate exercise of right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the right to privacy. (See in French:  http://www.ohchr.org/FR/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16961&LangID=F).
GENEVA (19 January 2016) – The current state of emergency in France and the law on surveillance of electronic communications impose excessive and disproportionate restrictions on fundamental freedoms, a group of United Nations human rights experts* warned today.
In a list of concerns shared with the French Government, the independent experts stressed the lack of clarity and precision of several provisions of the state of emergency and surveillance laws, related to the nature and scope of restrictions to the legitimate exercise of right to freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the right to privacy. (See in French:  http://www.ohchr.org/FR/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16961&LangID=F).
- See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=16966&LangID=E#sthash.3CWZ4Wq4.dpuf
ok... lets recap a couple of things concerning human rights NGOs and Consultants who are trying directly to intervene into every country's national security issues.

1. NGOs are simply what their initials mean. Non Governmental Organizations. They are only to help people who are in need and only to do that BY APPROVAL of the state(s). If however they are trying to intervene into things like legislations and security issues or even economy and social issues, they are way out of their original objective and as such , they are offline and in full violation of their purpose.

2. Human Right NGOs may be of consulting character to international institutions like UN or other, however their statements are also out of order when they are made on a diplomatic level as means of pressure against goverments. This is a privillege and duty THAT ONLY UN AND UNSC has. Not them.

3. National security of every nation is superceding every suggestion , agreement or even at some points, treaties. A country's goverment has one primary objective. To ensure and protect the well being of all its legal natives against all threats. Domestic and foreign. What other people say on how a DEMOCRATIC ELECTED government does that , is simply an opinion and under no option a directive or an order. If somehow a legaly minority is harmed by that , then responsibility of checking and ensuring proper appliance falls to Hague and UN .. not to some vaguely defined NGO which are usually funded by who knows and serve interests that are not equally not known (.. we are all aware of certain rumours and obvious indications of some playing the role of a provocateur )

4. I believe that many people are aware of several NGOs which were thrown out of Russia while being accused on participating to the violent change of regime at Ukraine , or even at trying to implement some policies in Russia by violating local legislation. This is a usual thing with these organizations which fail to work under UN and not on behalf of UN.

5. In Greece (my country) several NGO are accused now for harboring illegal immigrants and aid smugglers network to expand activities within our country. Some of them , are even hiring lawyers to take actions against governments or even authorities. Of course ALL OF THEM have no legal basis but still it creates a negative image against our country where they are the ones who still have not stated list and cv of personnel, did not provide a backround screening report and most of all , tend to be exactly at the specific point where smugglers are sinking and drowning people.. and along with them hired reporters to accomplish their "humanitarian duty".

In not so many words, i fail to see why France should pay attention to these opinions and "humanitarian views" when at the same time the same organizations tend to support even terrorists (in full legal terms) and provide them with much more than simply a "humanitarian" aid, while they are offering none to their victims.

As far as the UN institution concerns, we are still waiting to see an official conviction and condemn against DAESH and its supporters and maybe a "green light" to all those who want to fight it, not only as a terrorist organization but as an international threat equally important as WMD.
 
relevant link of UN publication: UN warns France for excessive measures.

Alexandros Niklan
Sr. Security Consultant

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