Tag Archives: Riding A Dead Horse

Why is rape not considered torture? (or the Fifteenth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, April 6, 2005)

Yakin Erturk, the Special Rapporteur (SR) on violence against women, its causes and consequences: -widespread violence against women around the world and just as common is impunity of the violators. -country visits to Guatemala, El Salvador, occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan. In Guatemala widespread violence against indigenous women who face multiple discriminations. In Sudan, horrific rape… Read full post.

We can feed 12 billion people on this planet that houses only 6 billion, yet last year 5 million died of hunger (or the Eleventh Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 30, 2005)

Today’s will be a brief one and the item under discussion was still Item 10, on Economic, social and cultural rights. This morning opened with the bland report of the Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Open-ended working group to consider the options regarding the elaboration of an optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and… Read full post.

The Needle on the Human Rights Record is stuck and studies prove that only Wonder Woman is strong enough to lift it…Where are the superheroes when we need them? (or the Eighth and Ninth Reports on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 23-24)

No one can listen to a record when it’s stuck or a CD when it’s skipping. This is one of those simple facts of life that not even the best lawyer could dispute. Well, maybe if the best lawyer were paid enough he would dispute anything, but that’s another issue entirely. All of us have… Read full post.

Vampires Attack the 12th and 13th Meetings of the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights and Bleed Dry Agenda Items 4 and 5 (Or, The Fifth Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, March 18, 2005)

On Friday, March 18, 2005 the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights began its substantive discussion on Agenda Items 4 and 5, Item 4 dealing with the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights, and Item 5 pertaining to The right of peoples… Read full post.