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6 UN ‘Rights’ Crackpots Criticize AZ Law

From a never say die Associated Press:

UN rights experts criticize Arizona law

By Eliane Engeler, Associated Press Writer Tue May 11

GENEVA – Arizona’s new law on illegal immigration could violate international standards that are binding in the United States, six U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday.

The basic human rights regulations, signed by the U.S. and many other nations, regard issues such as discrimination and the terms under which a person can be detained, the experts said.

"A disturbing pattern of legislative activity hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants has been established with the adoption of an immigration law that may allow for police action targeting individuals on the basis of their perceived ethnic origin," the experts said

Of course the experts are wrong. The law does no such thing.

And there is no excuse for not knowing better. The Arizona immigration law is only 21 pages long – in the pdf version. In fact, it is so short it can fit on one internet page.

It’s so short even Congressmen should be able to get through it. Unlike, say, the behemoth ‘healthcare reform’ and ‘finance reform’ bills.

In their statement, the six U.N. experts said: "States are required to respect and ensure the human rights of all persons subject to their jurisdiction, without discrimination."

"Relevant international standards require that detention be used only as an exceptional measure, justified, narrowly tailored and proportional in each individual case, and that it be subject to judicial review," the experts said.

If these UN officials feels so strongly, they should cut off all of their funding to (and from) the United States and move their headquarters out of the country.

The law could result in potential discrimination against Mexicans, indigenous peoples and other minorities in Arizona, the U.N. officials said.

What a racist thing to say! Not all illegal aliens are from Mexico. Nor are they all ‘minorities’ (meaning, we presume, non-white). These “experts” should be brought on ‘hate speech’ charges, immediately.

They also said they are concerned about the enactment of a law prohibiting Arizona school programs featuring the histories and cultures of ethnic minorities because everyone has the right to learn about his own cultural and linguistic heritage.

So Laotian students in the US have a God given UN given ‘right’ to be taught their history and culture in our public schools? Who knew?

The six U.N. human rights experts, who are unpaid, are

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Jorge Bustamante of Mexico;

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Githu Muigai of Kenya;

Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people James Anaya of the United States;

Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights Farida Shaheed of Pakistan;

Special Rapporteur on the right to education Vernor Munos Villalobos of Costa Rica; and

Independent Expert on minority issues Gay McDougall of the United States.

Testify!

(Thanks to Mr_Bill for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “6 UN ‘Rights’ Crackpots Criticize AZ Law”

  1. mr_bill says:

    More sycophantic drivel from the Orchestrated Press, a la the UN:

    UN rights experts criticize Arizona law
    By ELIANE ENGELER (AP)

    GENEVA — Arizona’s new law on illegal immigration could violate international standards that are binding in the United States, six U.N. human rights experts said Tuesday.

    The basic human rights regulations, signed by the U.S. and many other nations, regard issues such as discrimination and the terms under which a person can be detained, the experts said.

    “A disturbing pattern of legislative activity hostile to ethnic minorities and immigrants has been established with the adoption of an immigration law that may allow for police action targeting individuals on the basis of their perceived ethnic origin,” the experts said.

    Nevermind that the law expressly forbids said discrimination and requires compliance with federal laws. Of course, we know that the UN really has a problem with our federal immigration laws. This report was compiled by six UN bureaucrats, who the AP claims are unpaid:

    The six U.N. human rights experts, who are unpaid, are

    _Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants Jorge Bustamante of Mexico;

    _Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Githu Muigai of Kenya;

    _Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people James Anaya of the United States;

    _Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights Farida Shaheed of Pakistan;

    _Special Rapporteur on the right to education Vernor Munos Villalobos of Costa Rica; and

    _Independent Expert on minority issues Gay McDougall of the United States.

    Aside from their Monty-Pythonesque titles, does anybody see anything wrong with this list?

  2. mr_bill says:

    Nothing like being lectured on immigration policy by the likes of Mexico, Kenya, Pakistan, and even Costa Rica.

    I don’t think I need to comment on the hypocrisy of the first three countries but Costa Rica used to have some relatively benign immigration statutes. In the last year, Costa Rica has dramatically increased the income requirements for immigrants. In addition, Costa Rica will refuse admission (even for tourists) if your passport is damaged in any way. In light of Costa Rican policies, I can see why a Costa Rican national would be upset that the US is actually doing something about the flood of unskilled, low income, criminals coming across our borders illegally, oh wait, no I can’t.

  3. misanthropicus says:

    Pray, who are “indigenous people”, exactly, in today’s USA, and elswhere?
    Then, how can one, if short of sioux genealogy, can make up to achive this most exhalted status of “indigenous person/people”?
    Does it require special training? Certain lineage? UN certification?
    Then, since obviously a Swiss living in US is not an idigenous person/ people, is a Mexican living in Swiss an indigenous person?

    I yearn, I crave, I’d love to be an indigenous person, but it looks like this status is out of my reach – any advice?

    Distressed in Los Angeles –

  4. Right of the People says:

    What is all this talk about rappers and why do we give a fig what they think? They need to stick to their driveby shootings and singing about slappin’ hos and shut up about US policies.

    If the UN is so upset about our internal politics then maybe they should consider moving their HQ to a more PC country like Belgium. Oh wait, they’d have to support themselves if they didn’t have US money? My bad.

    It figures that they chose these particular rappers to rule on this seeing as how Mexico, Kenya and Pakistan all have such liberal and forgiving immigration laws.

  5. Dear U.N. ‘experts’:

    FUQ EWE

    Sincerely,

    A U.S. citizen who cannot spell ‘unethical’ without “UN”.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    “If these UN officials feels so strongly, they should cut off all of their funding to (and from) the United States and move their headquarters out of the country.”

    Gosh .. wouldn’t that be terrific!?!? Thanks, Steve, for that shiny thought in our bleak landscape.

  7. Mithrandir says:

    “States are required to respect and ensure the human rights of all persons subject to their jurisdiction, without discrimination.”

    I am waiting for the day, the U.N. troops come in and throw out affirmative action, a race-based preference system that is a violation of our human rights.

    Starting my timerrrrrrrrrrrr……NOW!


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