Clowns & Jokers

Stuck in the middle.... Left, right, centre. It's a mess out there.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Tell me something that isn't...

  • Terror legislation in breach of human rights
  • According to article 15 of the EConHumanRights "In time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation any High Contracting Party may take measures derogating from its obligations under this Convention to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation".... What was July 7 if not a public emergency? Or a war?

    And how comes France can ban the burqa. As can Holland apparently....and Italy. Whilst NotVeryCherie can wave human rights in our faces if we try. These are all EU member states after all and presumably signed up to this. How comes?!

    Italy passed recent legislation that allows them to hold terror suspects without a lawyer for 24 hours, extract their DNA without their permission and deport those suspected of terrorism. How comes?!

    And surely it is in breach of someone's human rights to tell them they can't drink out of a 'piglet' mug at work for fear of insulting our very special communities. There must be a case to argue since "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression" according to the sacred convention.

    I know that others have asked this before. I know the ECHR is a practical joke. So, (to quote from Finding Nemo) as we too bob along in a plastic bubble afloat the EU... 'now what??!'

    Why are we (seemingly) always the only ones wrestling with it.

    2 Comments:

    At Monday, 17 October, 2005, Blogger "Alice" said...

    Why are we (seemingly) always the only ones wrestling with it?
    Hmmm, well, I don't have that answer.

    Why, no matter was the US does, it's always hated throughout the world?

     
    At Tuesday, 18 October, 2005, Blogger "Alice" said...

    Well, now that we have managed to untangle our feet, so that we aren't dancing with two left feet...I'd like to add you as another great woman-blogger to my list. I thought you might be the same Alison that goes to A Tangled Web. I see that you also have Biased BBC also.

     

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