Mental Health Watchdog Calling for Investigation into Psychiatric Drugging of Millions of Children

Psychiatric Drugging of Children

Currently 8 million U.S. children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs, with more than 1 million between the ages of zero to five.

Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has reclassified normal childhood behaviors and repackaged them as 'mental disorders' resulting in the psychiatric drugging of millions of kids.”

— CCHR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of Florida, a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to protection of children, is calling for an investigation into the heavy psychiatric drugging of children; especially foster children, in Florida.

A report from the research arm of Florida's child-protection system released in 2015 showed that foster children are being put on psychotropic medications without caregivers following proper procedures and that 11 percent of the children in foster care had active prescriptions for at least one psychotropic drug. While a review of 140 children's files showed just 20 percent of these children met all the key requirements for administering such medication.

Following the tragic death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers in 2009, who was found hanging from a shower fixture in his foster home after having been prescribed two “black box” drugs intended for adults – the Florida policies for using psychotropic drugs on foster kids were updated but this has not solved the problem.

The psychiatric drugging of children is not just confined to the foster care system. In 2011 a two-year investigation concluded that kids in Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas were “prescribed psychotropic drugs at rates 2.7 to 4.5 times higher than other children in Medicaid in 2008.”

Currently 8 million U.S. children are being prescribed psychiatric drugs, with more than 1 million between the ages of zero to five. Children are being drugged simply because psychiatry has pathologized normal childhood behaviors, and repackaged them as “mental disorders.” The result is that millions of children are being drugged for behaviors reclassified by psychiatry as “disease.”

As a result, CCHR is calling for an investigation into the psychiatric drugging of children in the United States. Individuals are invited to the center, located at 109 N. Fort Harrison Avenue in downtown Clearwater, to learn more about the dangers associated with psychiatric drugs as well as alternatives to medication. To learn more, please call 727-442-8820 or visit www.cchrflorida.org.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. It was L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, who brought the terror of psychiatric imprisonment to the notice of the world. In March 1969, he said, “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health.’”

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
email us here

Drugging Children—Did You Know?


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Pope Francis Must Demand Resignation of Cardinal Dolan & Gov. Cuomo

Pope Francis must intervene immediately to protect sexual assault victims with disabilities from their sexual predators protected and shielded by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Dolan

Cardinal Dolan and Gov. Cuomo must resign for enabling countless sexual predator and pedophile caregivers to continue to rape disabled women and children

People in large institutions in positions of authority that have protected and shielded sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists cannot escape justice, they must finally be held accountable.”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — This press release is in direct response to what appears to be Pope Francis’s response to the investigative research of the Jonathan Carey Foundation and scathing information released publicly about sex crime cover-ups in a 9 piece series on Pope Francis News Today.

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/12/16/world/europe/ap-eu-rel-vatican-media.html

This relatively short AP News piece starts off by saying “Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved.”

“The truth is, if there is something evil buried and hidden that is extremely dangerous, it needs to be brought back up and into the light to be removed. People in large institutions in positions of authority that have protected and shielded sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists cannot escape justice and they must be finally held accountable.” – Michael Carey

As far as hurting those that are involved in such heinous sex crime cover-ups, they need to be exposed and they need to be held accountable for their crimes. Enablers and protectors of sexual predators cannot continue to escape justice and be able to allow known sexual predators to severely harm more innocent victims. Raping and sodomizing girls and boys and women and men with disabilities are crimes that must be prosecuted, not internally buried and covered-up. People in positions of power and authority within the Church or within government that protect and shield these sexual deviant monsters are criminals and monsters themselves.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation which advocates for the safety, protection, equal rights and the lives for people with disabilities, who are unable to do so for themselves, has uncovered what is believed to be the largest sex scandal cover-up scheme possibly of all time. Thousands of innocent children, women and men with different types of disabilities are being raped and sodomized in residential mental health facilities and group homes in New York State. This evil is happening all of the time in State run and privately sub-contracted facilities and group homes and both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Dolan know about these atrocities and they have done nothing significant to stop the sex crimes or the cover-ups of almost all of them.

The Jonathan Carey Foundation released the blistering series of press releases featured on Pope Francis New Today after numerous pleas for help for the disabled by Michael Carey, the founder of the Jonathan Carey Foundation, were ignored by Catholic Church leaders. Cardinal Timothy Dolan ignored the disabled and over a dozen letters sent by email as the Cardinal in New York State where these crimes are occurring. Cardinal Dolan looked the other way and by his silence and complicity allowed the astronomical numbers of rapes and cover-ups, these atrocities, to continue day after day. Nothing has changed; this evil and criminal activity is going on right now, every day. This news is current and truthful news, it is not fake news.

This is not about dredging up things of the past; it is about finally dealing with evil that is going on now and the root causes to why most sex crimes committed against the disabled are covered-up internally and rarely reported to the police. This is about Church and government leaders finally addressing the wide-scale discrimination and civil rights violations committed against the disabled worldwide, which is similar to what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exposed and fought against. The deep and underlying severe systemic problems have not been addressed, nor have the people involved in this wickedness that have chosen to protect their institution and money over the safety of innocent women and children with disabilities.

For over ten years Attorney General Cuomo and then Governor Andrew Cuomo have protected countless sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists within State run and private mental health facilities and group homes from being fired and from being prosecuted. This timeline proves years of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s direct involvement.

http://www.einpresswire.com/article/414428414/cuomo-has-been-protecting-sexual-predators-for-over-a-decade?n=2

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan have worked hard together to protect institutional sex abuse and cover-ups of most of these crimes. In attempts to protect their institutions and vast amounts of money, they have negated their responsibilities to the most vulnerable people they are supposed to serve and protect.

Gov. Cuomo & Cardinal Dolan are Protecting Sexual Predators and the Motive is Money

http://popefrancis.einnews.com/pr_news/420572619/gov-cuomo-cardinal-dolan-are-protecting-sexual-predators-and-the-motive-is-money

The grave sins involved here are the sins surrounding anyone involved in hurting Gods children. People with developmental disabilities who are gifts from God to us all, in most cases, remain like little children their entire life because of their disability. I believe it is important now to bring to light this important truth from the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, regarding this “very serious sin” from Luke Chapter 17 verse 2;

“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

People involved in hurting Gods children or anyone knowingly involved in enabling people to do so are just as guilty and even more so. The good news is there is repentance and forgiveness for all that humble themselves and ask God for it, but there must also be a turning from being involved in such wicked activities. This is the hope Michael Carey has for the Catholic Church, for Catholic Church leaders, all spiritual leaders, for government leaders and all other leaders that heed the call to move towards doing what is right and just to protect and defend the defenseless.

It is not about dredging up old sins and atrocities it is about finally dealing with these major societal problems which is people using vulnerable people with disabilities for sex and severely damaging these precious people’s lives and the institutional cover-ups of these crimes. This is not about getting in a back and forth debate with Pope Francis, it is about bringing to light the much deeper problems which are the Institutional cover-ups of sex crimes and the protection of really bad people that allow these horrors to continue. This institutional sex cover-up scandal is an international crisis throughout the entire world that must be addressed and stopped and Pope Francis can help bring about great changes.

"People in positions of power have tried to hide and conceal these atrocities for decades because it is very ugly, because it is extremely evil and because it will cost very powerful people their jobs. The people exposed will be publicly shamed and it will also cost institutions vast amounts of money because of their sins and their crimes, but the truth must come out into the light. Institutional and societal reformation can and must happen now, it’s that simple, we cannot allow these atrocities and the wide-scale discrimination against our vulnerable to continue." – Michael Carey

Michael Carey’s hope and prayer is also for Pope Francis to come alongside and help champion the greatest Civil Rights Movement of our day, which is to finally ensure equal rights and protections for our most vulnerable people with disabilities.

Please donate and support this vital Civil Rights Movement. Thank you.

http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

If you have any tips or knowledge of sexual assaults, deaths or cover-ups please call the Jonathan Carey Foundation sexual abuse & death tip hotline @ (518) 475-7500

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran or Shipyard Worker in Virginia With Mesothelioma to Call Them for Direct Access to The Nation's Top Lawyers For Compensation Results

Call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys-who consistently obtain the best financial compensation settlements for people with mesothelioma”

— Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center is now urging a US Navy Veteran or a current of former shipyard worker at the world's largest navy shipyard at Norfolk, Virginia with recently diagnosed mesothelioma to call them anytime at 800-714-0303 for on the spot access to some of the nation's most skilled lawyers for people exactly like this. As a rule, the more skilled the attorney when it comes to mesothelioma compensation the better the financial settlement result for a person with this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. http://Virginia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

As the group would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303-"Once a diagnosed person in Virginia hires a lawyer or law firm to assist with a mesothelioma compensation claim it is almost impossible to fire them for being incompetent–especially if the individual is a US Navy Veteran or shipyard worker at Norfolk." http://Virginia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are urging a US Navy Veteran, a shipyard worker or a skilled trades worker anywhere in Virginia with mesothelioma or their family to not get impulsive when hiring a law firm to handle a mesothelioma financial compensation claim. We know ‘no lawsuit needed’ or a ‘federally sponsored mesothelioma claims center’ might sound attractive but both are deceptive and not truthful. If you want the best possible mesothelioma compensation a lawsuit and or a court trial could be needed and as we would also like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 there is no such thing as a US government sponsored mesothelioma compensation center. These types of Internet ads are sponsored by mesothelioma middleman marketing law firms that are in business to sign up diagnosed people with mesothelioma and then sell them to another law firm.

“If we had one really-good tip for a US Navy Veteran, shipyard worker or skilled trades person with recently diagnosed mesothelioma person with mesothelioma in the Commonwealth of Virginia or their family members it would be call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for direct access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys-who consistently obtain the best financial compensation settlements for people with mesothelioma. Please don't shortchange yourself when it comes to mesothelioma compensation." http://Virginia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Norfolk Virginia is the home base to the US Navy’s Atlantic Fleet, the Mediterranean Fleet and the Indian Ocean Fleet. http://Virginia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

he Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Virginia including communities such as Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Arlington, Richmond, Newport News, Hampton, Roanoke, or Portsmouth.

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Virginia the Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Massey Cancer Center Richmond, Virginia: https://www.massey.vcu.edu/
* University of Virginia Cancer Center Charlottesville, Virginia: http://cancer.uvahealth.com/
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Virginia include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, Norfolk Navy shipyard workers, steel workers, factory workers, plumbers, welders, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Virginia is home to the largest US Navy base in the United States, as well as one of the world’s largest shipyards. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://Virginia.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here


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Cuomo Must Resign Immediately

Powerful and wealthy people have protected Governor Andrew Cuomo and this is the only reason why he has been able to get away with protecting and shielding countless sexual predators for years.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo must be stopped and held accountable for enabling sexual predators, pedophiles and rapists to continue to rape vulnerable women and children

The case against Governor Andrew Cuomo is overwhelming and he must resign immediately.”

— Michael Carey – Advocate for people with disabilities and their families

ALBANY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, December 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The most dangerous people and criminals are the ones that protect and shield sexual predators and allow them to continue to violate and destroy the lives of many additional innocent victims. Governor Cuomo is a very dangerous person; he has initiated and perfected his sex cover-up scheme of epic proportion that mirrors the Catholic Church pedophile priest scandal.

Watch this Spotlight movie trailer to get a glimpse of what is also going on in the New York State mental health care system. Governor Cuomo is ensuring that most sexual predator; pedophile and rapist caregivers that work with the disabled are shuffled or jockeyed from group home to group home, just like the pedophile priests were moved from parish to parish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56jw6tasomc

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/special-reports/2002/01/06/church-allowed-abuse-priest-for-years/cSHfGkTIrAT25qKGvBuDNM/story.html

Governor Cuomo is directly involved in this illegal corruption scheme that is deeply rooted in Medicaid fraud. The governors “coherent oversight scheme” is to conceal evidence and obstruct justices to protect and shield most sexual predators from the sex abuse registry and from prosecution. The main motives all surround money, lots of money, billions of dollars annually. Governor Cuomo’s solution is to hide most of the rapes and sexual assaults committed against the disabled to continue to defraud the federal government. New York State claims to the feds that they are providing safe care and services with the federal tax dollars and Medicaid funds, but in all reality, it’s a lie. The New York State mental health care system made up of many thousands of State and private facilities and group homes are rampant with sexual abuse and rapes.

Here are the numbers within only one of six of Governor Cuomo’s mental health agencies, the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

• 325 reported sexual assaults every 3 months or 1,300 annually

• The real numbers are close to 43,000 sexual assaults or rapes of the developmentally disabled in this one State agency annually or a third of its population because only 3% of these sex crimes will ever be witnessed or reported.

This very important study and report titled, “Prevalence of Violence” shines a light on the fact that people with disabilities are sexually assaulted and raped far more than those without disabilities and almost all are never reported.

http://www.mass.gov/dppc/abuse-recognize/prevalence-of-violence.html

The end result obviously of this worst type of public corruption imaginable is thousands of women and children with disabilities within Cuomo’s agencies are being raped practically anytime by these sexual deviants and criminals. Governor Cuomo has taken no significant actions whatsoever to stop or prevent these horrific sex crimes and atrocities.

Governor Andrew Cuomo is a bully and in a recent interview he rebuked a woman reporter for asking him questions about sexual harassment and sexual assaults within his administration. Governor Cuomo tried to silence Karen DeWitt and tried to shift the questioning away from him because the news media are starting to connect the dots and get close to what is really going on with Governor Cuomo.

Here is what just came out in the news through USA Today;

“The governor of the nation's fourth most populous state dodged a female reporter's question about addressing sexual harassment in his administration, condemning her interest as too narrow.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, quickly turned a question Wednesday from Karen DeWitt, capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio's 10 stations, back on reporters participating in his first question-and-answer session in a few months.

"When you say, 'It's state government,' you do a disservice to women, with all due respect, even though you're a woman,' " Cuomo said. "It's not government. It's society. It was Harvey Weinstein in the arts industry. It's comedians. It's politicians. It's chefs, right? It's systemic."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/12/14/andrew-cuomo-sexual-harassment-remarks/952054001/

The last thing Governor Cuomo wants to do is talk about sexual harassment, sexual assaults, rapes, cover-ups of these crimes or powerful people that enable these sexual predators because he himself without question is one of the worst enablers and protectors of sexual predators in New York State history.

Remember this fact, Governor Cuomo has to shift the sexual assault issue away from the government and away from him as Cuomo stated, "It's not government” because he is the government in his eyes.

Governor Cuomo, as everyone remembers, is the government, here is his infamous claim; “I am the government.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/gov-andrew-cuomo-government-article-1.975258 .

This powerful news story reveals Governor Andrew Cuomo’s beliefs very clearly;

“Gov. Cuomo no longer sees himself as just a governor – he is the government.

Cuomo, during a radio interview Wednesday, flashed a little ego when he argued that his sky-high poll numbers are less about him personally and more about the renewed pride New Yorkers are taking in state government since he took office in January.

"I am the government," Cuomo said on Albany's Talk 1300.”

Powerful and wealthy people protected people like Harvey Weinstein and according to the New York Times many people enabled him for years. Powerful and wealthy people have protected Governor Andrew Cuomo and this is the only reason why he has been able to get away with protecting and shielding countless sexual predators for years.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/05/us/harvey-weinstein-complicity.html

Governor Cuomo has ignored calls for his resignation and obviously he has not stepped down yet for his involvement in protecting countless sexual predators and criminals that rape women and children so it is vitally important to lay out some additional facts. On top of the massive systemic cover-ups of most sex crimes committed against the disabled within Cuomo’s agencies, we must also shine a light on two State officials that have been alleged to have engaged in preying on women in the workforce. The case against Governor Andrew Cuomo is overwhelming and he must resign immediately.

• Sam Hoyt – Governor Cuomo knew of his Sam Hoyt’s past history, yet Governor Cuomo promoted him anyway.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/19/new-york-woman-say-governor-cuomo-ignored-sexual-harassment-claims/

• Jay Kiyonaga – Governor Cuomo has directed that most reported sexual assaults and rapes of women, children and men with disabilities in State and private facilities and group homes for the disabled never are reported to local police and County District Attorney’s. Jay Kiyonaga headed up Cuomo’s whitewash cover-up entity wrongfully named the Justice Center for an extended period of time. Kiyonaga was just promoted by Governor Cuomo to be the Deputy Commissioner of OPWDD after allegations of sexual harassment and workplace violence were made against Kiyonaga.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/patricia-gunning-cuomo-administration-aide-claims-harassment-by-superior/

https://nypost.com/2017/10/23/top-cuomo-official-claims-former-boss-sexually-harassed-employees/

Governor Andrew Cuomo has failed to protect women, girls, boys and men with disabilities from being preyed on by sexual predators within his agencies. Governor Cuomo must immediately resign and if he does not willfully resign he must be removed from office. Governor Cuomo, Jay Kiyonaga and other top State officials involved in this massive sex cover-up scheme must be held fully accountable, they must be prosecuted.

Donate to support this vital Civil Rights Movement. Thank you.
http://jonathancareyfoundation.org/donate/

If you have any tips or knowledge of sexual assaults, deaths or cover-ups please call the Jonathan Carey Foundation sexual abuse & death tip hotline @ (518) 475-7500

Michael Carey
The Jonathan Carey Foundation
(518) 852-9377
email us here

The incredible life and tragic preventable death of Jonathan Carey, who was disabled, had autism, was non-verbal & only 13 when he was killed by his caregivers


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Ontario's Rigged Election Laws Challenged By Smaller Parties

None of the Above Party - logo

Several small and new parties are seeking a hearing on an urgent basis in January 2018 for a Charter Challenge against Ontario’s rigged election laws.

Our elections are run like a horse race where the win, place and show horses are in the winner’s circle celebrating before the gates for the other horses even open, democracy eh?”

— Greg Vezina, NOTA Party Leader

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, December 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ontario’s None of The Above Direct Democracy Party (“NOTA Party”) Leader Greg Vezina announced several smaller and new parties are launching a Charter Challenge against more than a dozen of Ontario’s rigged election laws and they seeking a hearing on an urgent basis in January 2018.

The NOTA Party leader made personal presentations before the Ontario legislature in 2016 for which Ontario’s Chief Electoral Officer was in attendance and in 2017 pointing out serious flaws in and needed changes to Ontario’s election laws, the majority of which were ignored. The NOTA Party nominated eight candidates in the 2014 election, have already nominated more than 30 on the way to 124 (one in each riding) for the 2018 election.

Notwithstanding multiple rulings that political party activities are reviewable by Courts, and with corporate contributions of anything that promotes or opposes a candidate or party now being illegal, pollsters, news and new media companies continue to consciously conspire with the major parties to keep all others out of leaders’ debates, all candidates debates and from qualifying for public subsidies.

Third parties such as industry or labour controlled special interest groups and foundations are sponsoring debates and campaign events covered by the mainstream media that unfairly exclude most candidates and can even be used to circumvent new spending limits in the six months before and during campaigns.

News and social media, search engines and news aggregators are reporting biased polls proven incorrect by extensive research by CBC Poll Analyst and founder of ThreeHundredEight.com Éric Grenier which diminish the support of smaller parties by 400% or more. This reverse bandwagon effect is extremely detrimental.

The Ontario Liberals, NDP and PC Party have worked together to pass legislation to basically prevent all others except themselves and the Green Party from obtaining public subsidies or from being elected at all, by working with the news media, social media and third parties such as foundations and special interest groups to suppress new parties and independent candidates in debates on both public and private property, in political polls and in most campaign news coverage.

According to several election studies in Canada and the US including PEW Research, and in Canada’s Lortie Royal Commission on Campaign Finance, the $millions worth of free publicity provided to the major parties by media is many times greater than the maximum campaign spending limits for all political parties and candidates combined.

Allen Small, Leader of the Ontario Libertarian Party says, "We strongly support the idea of 'un-rigging' of our election laws and we are looking at participating in this Charter Challenge." The Libertarian’s nominated candidates in 74 of the 107 ridings in 2014 and have already nominated well over 100 on the way to 124 for 2018.

Dan King, a spokesperson for the Party for People with Special Needs (Ontario) says “The almost total ban against campaigning in seniors, student, and special needs residences prevents us from even connecting with our base.”

Yuri Duboisky, Leader of the Ontario Moderate Party says, “Voters in Ontario have fewer rights to see or hear the policies of smaller and independent candidates than in most countries in the world today. The UK and all four countries in it, Germany, Japan, the Isle of Man and even Iran allow smaller party leaders and candidate on debates, but not here.”

Bahman Yazdanfar, Leader of the Canadians Choice Party (Ontario), says, “What kind of a Democracy is it where elections are being rigged by the media, pollsters and major parties to keep voters from even knowing that there are 21 registered parties running candidates during elections until they enter the voting booth?”
Jason Tysick, Leader of the newly registered Alliance Party of Ontario says, “We are big believers in the ‘3Rs of Direct Democracy: Referendum, Recall and Responsible government’ and we support any efforts to bring real democracy to elections in Ontario and Canada.”

The Green Party of Ontario has not replied to requests to participate in these proceedings, although the Greens did previously work with Vezina and several smaller parties in the 1990s to bring legal challenges against the former Ontario Commission on Elections Finances, which was totally disbanded by then Premier Mike Harris in 1998.

The 13 election laws or regulations being challenged:

– Declining ballots causing loss of secret ballot
– Minimum vote levels for campaign subsidies
– Minimum subsidy for compliance costs similar to auditors' fees
– All leaders and candidates must be accommodated in debates even if it requires more than one
– Polls should include all relevant parties and candidates to prevent proven inaccuracy
– "Bona Fide" news exemption needs clarifications to prevent $multi-million illegal campaign contributions
– exclusion of leaders, candidates and party officials from fundraisers
– 2 new Northern ridings population too small, outside +/- 25% formula set by Supreme Court
– End party leader control and manipulation of nominations and return it to local party members and supporters
– Restrictions on signs during new six month period of limits on advertising before election
– Chief Electoral Officer use of Extraordinary Powers and Consent for Prosecutions unfair
– Human Rights Code excludes political beliefs
– Prohibitions against canvassing in seniors buildings and student residences

The NOTA Party will be accepting political contributions on the nota.ca website to help fund legal and other costs from Ontario residents who receive generous refundable tax credits for 75% on the first $399 and reduced amounts thereafter.

According to NOTA Party leader Greg Vezina, “Our elections are run like a horse race where the win, place and show horses are in the winner’s circle celebrating before the gates for the other horses even open, democracy eh?”

Contact:

Greg Vezina, Leader,
None of the Above Direct Democracy Party (Ontario)
Aucune de ces Réponses Démocratie Directe Parti
Phone: (905) 501-0010
Email: info@nota.ca
Web: https://nota.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoneOfTheAboveX
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Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Public Utility or Electrical Worker With Mesothelioma Anywhere In Alabama To Call for Direct Access to The Nation’s Top Compensation Lawyers

The nation’s leading mesothelioma attorneys will in all likelihood want to personally handle your compensation claim and possible litigation. Please do not settle for less.”

— Alabama.Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, December 15, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are appealing to a public utility or electrical worker anywhere in Alabama who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 so we can provide them with direct access to some of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients.

“When it comes to financial compensation for mesothelioma please don’t allow you or your loved one to get shortchanged because you no way of determining what type of law firm or lawyer to hire. Hint-please don’t hire a local car accident lawyer for something as complex as a mesothelioma compensation claim.” http://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

What makes Alabama unique for public utility or electrical workers is frequently surrounding states had agreements in the 1970’s or 1980’s where if there were a storm in a neighboring state like Florida, Georgia, or even Texas public utility and or electrical workers in Alabama would deploy to assist in getting public utilities or electrical grids back up and operational. Multi state workplace exposure to asbestos can dramatically increase a mesothelioma compensation claim’s potential financial settlement. http://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

Very important tips about hiring a lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma financial compensation claim for a person with this rare cancer in Alabama from the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center: “If you are a public utility any type of electrical worker or a US Navy Veteran who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma in Alabama please don’t hire a local dog bite or personal injury lawyer to assist with a mesothelioma compensation when the nation’s leading mesothelioma attorneys will in all likelihood want to personally handle your compensation claim and possible litigation. Please do not settle for less.”

For more information, a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma are urged to contact the Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 800-714-0303 for their unsurpassed free services. http://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center also wants to emphasize their services are available statewide for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma in Alabama in any community including Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, or Tuscaloosa. http://Alabama.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For the best possible treatment options in Alabama we strongly recommend the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital: The University of Alabama’s Comprehensive Cancer Center in Birmingham.
http://www3.ccc.uab.edu/

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including Alabama.

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Alabama include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Alabama Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
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சிறிலங்காவின் ஆறாம் திருத்தச் சட்டத்திற்கு எதிராக 1,705 சட்டத்தரணிகள் ஐ.நாவில் முறையீடு ! நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்

நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்

புதிய இடைக்கால அரசமைப்புச் சட்ட அறிக்கையில் இடம்பெறும் 'பிரிக்கப்படாத, பிரிக்கவொண்ணாத ஒரே நாடு' என்ற சொல்லாட்சியையும், முறையீடு எடுத்துக்காட்டுகிறது.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, December 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

சிறிலங்காவின் ஆறாம் திருத்தச் சட்டத்திற்கு எதிராக, ஆயிரத்துக்கு எழுநூற்றி ஐந்து (1,705) சட்டத்தரணிகள் ஐ.நாவில் முறையீடு ஒன்றினைச் செய்துள்ளனர்.

நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் முன்னெடுப்பில் உலகளாவியரீதியில் ஒருங்கிணைந்த 1,705 சட்டத்தரணிகள் தமது முறைப்பாட்டை கடந்த டிசெம்பர் 8ம் நாளன்று ஐ.நாவில் தாக்கல் செய்துள்ளனர்.

இது தொடர்பில் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் அலுவலகம் வெளியிட்டுள்ள செய்திக்குறிப்பில் மேலும் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளதாவது,

சிறிலங்காவின் அரசமைப்புச் சட்டத்துக்கான ஆறாம் திருத்தம் குடியியல், அரசியல் உரிமைகள் பற்றிய அனைத்துலக உடன்படிக்கையின் 18, 19, 1 ஆகிய உறுப்புகளில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெற்ற பேச்சுரிமையையும் மனசாட்சிச் சுதந்திரத்தையும் சுயநிர்ணய உரிமையையும் மீறுவதாகும் என்று இம்முறையீடு எடுத்துரைக்கின்றது.

அமெரிக்காவின் முன்னாள் சட்டமா அதிபர் ராம்சே கிளார்க், இந்தியாவில் சென்னை உயர் நீதிமன்ற முன்னாள் நீதியர் கே. பி. சிவசுப்ரமணியம், மற்றும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் விசுவநாதன் உருத்திரகுமாரன் ஆகியோர் இம்முறையீட்டைத் தாக்கல் செய்தனர்.

அமெரிக்கா, பிரித்தானியா, கனடா, பிரான்சு, சுவிட்சர்லாந்து, இந்தியா (தமிழ்நாடு, மகாராட்டிரம், கர்நாடகம், புது தில்லி) தென் சூடான் ஆகிய நாடுகளைச் சேர்ந்த வழக்குரைஞர் மன்றத் தலைவர்கள், சட்டப் பேராசிரியர்கள், ஒய்வுபெற்ற நீதிபதிகள் உள்ளிட்ட உலகளாவிய 1,705 சட்டத்தரணிகள் இம்முறையீட்டுக்குச் சட்டப் பிரதித்துவம் வழங்கியுள்ளனர்.

இந்தச் சட்டப் பிரதிநிதித்துவம் சிறிலங்காவில் புகழ் பெற்ற நிறைமன்ற விசாரணையின் போது, நினைவில் வாழும் பெருமக்கள் சா.ஜே,வி. செல்வநாயகம், ஜி.ஜி. பொன்னம்பலம், எம். திருச்செல்வம் உள்ளிட்ட 67 சட்டத்தரணிகள் வழங்கிய சட்டப் பிரதிநிதித்துவத்தை நினைவுபடுத்துவதாக உள்ளது. அந்த விசாரணையில்தான் சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கத்துக்குத் தமிழர்கள் மீது இறைமை கிடையாது என்று தமிழ்த் தலைவர்கள் வாதுரைத்தார்கள்.

அனைத்துலக வழக்காற்றுச் சட்டமாக மதிக்கப்படும் ஐநா பொதுப் பேரவைத் தீர்மானம் எண் 2625 (1970) என்பதற்கிணங்க சுதந்திர அரசு என்ற வடிவில் தமிழர்களின் சுயநிர்ணய உரிமையைப் பயன்படுத்த இயலும் என்றாலும், சிறிலங்காவின் அரசமைப்புச் சட்டத்துக்கான ஆறாம் திருத்தம் இதனைக் குற்றச் செயலாக்குவதாக உள்ளது.

டான் சந்திரசோமா – எதிர் – மாவை எஸ். சேனாதிராஜா, செயலாளர், இலங்கைத் தமிழரசுக் கட்சி (உ.நீ. தனி ஜளுஊ ளுPடுஸ 03ஃ2014) என்ற வழக்கில் 2017 ஏப்ரல் 8ஆம் நாள் வெளியிடப்பட்ட சிறிலங்க உச்ச நீதிமன்ற முடிவும் இப்போதைய முறையீட்டில் எடுத்துக்காட்டப்பட்டுள்ளது. சுதந்திர அரசு வேண்டுமென அமைதியான முறையில் எடுத்துரைப்பதும் கூட அரசமைப்புச் சட்ட ஆறாம் திருத்தத்தின் உறுப்பு 4 ஜ157யு (4)ஸ, உறுப்பு 5 ஜ157யு (5)ஸ ஆகியவற்றின் வழிவகைகளுக்கு உட்பட்டதாகவே இருக்கும் என்பதை மேற்சொன்ன உச்ச நீதிமன்றத் தீர்ப்பு காட்டுவதாக இம்முறையீடு வாதுரைக்கிறது.

சிறிலங்க அரசமைப்புச் சட்டத்துக்கான ஆறாம் திருத்தம் சுதந்திர அரசு வேண்டுமென அமைதியான முறையில் எடுத்துரைப்பதையே குற்றச் செயலாக்குகிறது என்றும், இது குடியியல், அரசியல் உரிமைகள் பற்றிய அனைத்துலக உடன்படிக்கையில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெறும் மனசாட்சிச் சுதந்திரத்தையும் பேச்சுரிமையையும் மீறுவதாகும் என்றும் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் அனைத்துலக அளவில் நன்கறியப்பட்ட பல வழக்குகளையும் எடுத்துக்காட்டி வாதுரைத்து வருகிறது.

மேலும், புதிய இடைக்கால அரசமைப்புச் சட்ட அறிக்கையில் இடம்பெறும் 'பிரிக்கப்படாத, பிரிக்கவொண்ணாத ஒரே நாடு', 'ஐக்கியராஜ்யா', 'ஒருமித்த நாடு' என்ற சொல்லாட்சியையும், அந்த அறிக்கையின் உறுப்பு 2.2.இல் காணப்படும் பிரிவினைக்கு எதிரான காப்புக் கூறுகளையும் சட்டத் தரணிகளின் முறையீடு எடுத்துக்காட்டுகிறது.

சான்றாகச் சில வழக்குகள்:

1) ஐரோப்பிய மனித உரிமை நீதிமன்றம் ஒக்சுவோக்லு – எதிர் – துருக்கி, அர்ஸ்லான் – எதிர் – துருக்கி 1999 யூலை 8 ஆகிய வழக்குகளில் வழங்கிய தீர்ப்புகளில் கூறியுள்ள படி, பிரிவினைப் பரப்புரைக்கான குற்றத் தீர்ப்புகள் ஐரோப்பிய மனிதவுரிமை ஒப்பந்தத்தில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெற்ற கருத்து வெளியீட்டுரிமையை மீறுவன ஆகும்.

2) அந்நீதிமன்றம் இர்தோக்டு மற்றும் இன்செவ் – எதிர் – துருக்கி என்ற வழக்கில் (இதுவும் 1999 யூலை 8) வழங்கிய தீர்ப்பின் படியும் நாட்டின் பிரிக்கவொண்ணாமைக்கு எதிரான கருத்துகளைப் பரப்பியதற்கான குற்றத் தீர்ப்புகள் ஐரோப்பிய மனித உரிமை ஒப்பந்தத்தில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெற்ற கருத்து வெளியீட்டுரிமையை மீறுவன ஆகும்.

3) அந்நீதிமன்றம் எகின் சங்கம் – எதிர் – பிரான்சு வழக்கில் 2001 யூலை 17ஆம் நாள் வழங்கிய தீர்ப்பின் படி, பாஸ்க் பிரிவினைக் கொள்கையை வலிந்துரைக்கும் நூலொன்றைத் தடை செய்வது ஐரோப்பிய மனித உரிமை ஒப்பந்தத்தில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெற்ற கருத்து வெளியீட்டுரிமையை மீறுவது ஆகும்.

4) அந்நீதிமன்றம் இசாக்திபே – எதிர் – துருக்கி வழக்கில் 2008 அக்டோபர் 21ஆம் நாள் வழங்கிய தீர்ப்பின் படி, பிரிவினைக் கருத்துப் பரப்பலுக்குக் குற்றத் தீர்ப்பில்லாத குற்றச்சாட்டு என்பது ஐரோப்பிய மனித உரிமை ஒப்பந்தத்தில் உறுதியளிக்கப்பெற்ற கருத்து வெளியீட்டுரிமையை மீறுவதாகும்.

முறையீடு தாக்கலானவுடனே, ஐநா மனித உரிமைக் குழு சிறிலங்கா அரசாங்கத்திடம் விளக்கம் கேட்கும்.

இந்த முன்முயற்சி சனநாயகத்தை வலுப்பெறச் செய்யும் உலகுதழுவிய முயற்சியின் ஒரு பகுதியாக மதிக்கப்படுகிறது.

சிறிலங்காவுக்குப் புதிய அரசமைப்புச் சட்டம் வரைதல்:

சிறிலங்காவின் இன்றைய ஆட்சியாளர்கள் புதிய அரசமைப்பை வரையவும் பொது வாக்கெடுப்பு கோரவும் செய்து வரும் ஏமாற்று முயற்சியைக் கருதிப் பார்க்கையில், ஐநாவுக்கான இம்முறையீடு காலத்தே செய்யப்படுவதாகும். சிறிலங்க அரசமைப்புச் சட்டத்துக்கான ஆறாம் திருத்தம் தமிழர்கள் தமது அரசியல் வேணவாக்களை விரும்பியவாறு வெளிப்படுத்துவதைத் தடை செய்கிறது.

பொதுவாக்கெடுப்பு நடத்துவதானால், தங்குதடையற்ற திறந்த அரசியல் வெளியில் இலங்கைத் தீவில் வாழும் தமிழர்களும் புலம்பெயர் தமிழர்களும் அடங்கிய தமிழ்த் தேசத்தினிடையே நடத்த வேண்டும்.

பின்னணி:

உண்மையில் ஆறாம் திருத்தத்தின் தொடக்கப் புள்ளி என்பது ஒன்றுபட்ட தமிழ்த் தலைமையின் நன்கறியப்பட்ட 1976 வட்டுக்கோட்டை தீர்மானம்தான். அது (முதல் முறையாக) இலங்கைத் தீவில் இறைமையுள்ள சுதந்திரத் தமிழீழ அரசு அமைப்பதற்கு அழைப்பு விடுத்தது.

உண்மையில் தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள் தலைமையில் ஆயுதப் போராட்டம் தொடங்குவதற்கு முன்பே வட்டுக்கோட்டைத் தீர்மானம் பறைசாற்றப்பட்டது.

அடுத்து 1977ஆம் ஆண்டு நடைபெற்ற பொதுத் தேர்தலில் அக்காலத்திய தமிழ்த் தலைமை வட்டுக்கோட்டைத் தீர்மானத்தை மக்களிடம் முன்வைத்துக் கட்டளை கேட்டது. வடக்குகிழக்கில் தமிழர்கள் வட்டுக்கோட்டைத் தீர்மானத்துக்கு அமோக ஆதரவு தெரிவித்து, ஓங்கிய கட்டளை வழங்கினார்கள்.

அந்த 1977 தேர்தலுக்குப் பிறகான எல்லாத் தேர்தல்களும் ஆறாம் திருத்தம் திணித்த வரையறைகளுக்கு உட்பட்டே நடைபெற்றன. கடைசியாகத் திறந்த அரசியல் வெளியில் நடைபெற்ற தேர்தலாகிய 1977 பொதுத் தேர்தலில் மக்கள் தந்ததுதான் செல்லத்தக்க ஒரே கட்டளையாக இருந்து வருகிறது என்பதே இதன் பொருள்.

இவ்வாறு நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் அலுவலகச் செய்திக்குறிப்பில் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

இது பற்றிய மேலதிக விபர்களுக்கு : r.thave@tgte.org

Dr. Thavendra Raja
Deputy Prime Minister
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Email: r.thave@tgte.org

IN ENGLISH: http://world.einnews.com/pr_news/421304185/sri-lanka-s-sixth-amendment-challenged-at-the-un-by-1-705-lawyers-from-around-the-world-tgte

நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம்
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John Marshall Law School Announces New Faculty Administrators

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, December 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has promoted seven faculty members to leadership roles. Professors Julie Spanbauer, Marc Ginsberg, Ardath Hamann, Samuel Jones, Hugh Mundy, Joanne Hodge and Susan Brody have all been appointed to new positions.

Julie Spanbauer has accepted the position of Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. In her new role, Spanbauer will supervise John Marshall’s Academic Services and Financial Aid offices, oversee the academic curriculum, handle academic discipline and serve as the Dean’s designate when she is not available. She will also continue teaching courses such as employment discrimination, contracts and lawyering skills. Spanbauer joined the John Marshall faculty in 1990. She holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law and an LL.M. from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.

Marc Ginsberg has been promoted to Associate Dean for Graduate & Center Programs. As Associate Dean, Ginsberg will oversee John Marshall’s Education & Research Centers. These include John Marshall’s Chinese IP Resource Center, the Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, the Center for International Law, the Center for Real Estate Law and the Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits. Ginsberg will be responsible for working with center directors and John Marshall’s admissions’ staff to recruit new graduate students, administer graduate programs, coordinate compliance with programs at other universities and help coordinate international programs, exchanges, visitors and study-abroad programs. He will continue to teach evidence, civil procedure and medical negligence. Ginsberg received his B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his M.A. from Indiana University, his J.D. from John Marshall and his LL.M. from DePaul University College of Law.

Ardath Hamann has been named Associate Dean for Faculty Development. For this position, Hamann will work closely with Spanbauer and the Adjunct Faculty Committee to coordinate the hiring, training and review of adjunct professors. She also will help coordinate academic conferences and symposia at the law school. Like Spanbauer, Hamann will continue teaching. As a member of John Marshall’s faculty since 1984, she teaches administrative law, antitrust, estates and trusts, corporations and lawyering skills. Hamann received her B.S. from Purdue University, her J.D. from The College of William & Mary’s Marshall Wythe School of Law and her LL.M. from John Marshall.

Samuel Jones has been named Associate Dean for SCALES & Inclusive Excellence. SCALES is John Marshall’s alternative admission program designed to offer candidates specialized training while providing the law school a means to appraise each candidate’s potential to successfully negotiate the rigors of law school in today’s exceptionally competitive climate. Jones will develop and oversee strategic and operational plans to identify and help recruit diverse students and members of the full-time or part-time faculty. He will also collect, track, analyze and present data related to diversity initiatives at the law school. Jones will continue to teach criminal law and contracts. Jones completed his undergraduate degree at Chaminade University of Honolulu. He holds a J.D. from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School.

Hugh Mundy will lead John Marshall’s nationally-recognized Center for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution as its new director. In this position, Mundy will oversee the law school’s trial advocacy and ADR curriculum, as well as manage the trial advocacy and alternative dispute competition teams and administer John Marshall-hosted competitions. Mundy, a former Assistant Federal Public Defender, joined the John Marshall faculty in 2012. He will continue teaching evidence, advanced scientific evidence, criminal law and lawyering skills. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mundy received his J.D. degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America where he was a Charles & Louise O’Brien Public Interest Fellow and a Dulin-Hayes Law & Public Policy Fellow.

Joanne Hodge will work closely with Mundy as the new Director of John Marshall’s Moot Court Honors Board. As part of her responsibilities, Hodge will interview all student candidates for the law school’s Moot Court Executive Board, coach multiple moot court teams, manage the program’s budget and recruit other moot court coaches. Hodge came to John Marshall as a visiting professor in 2004 and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. She teaches employment law, disability law, lawyering skills, appellate writing, contracts and alternative dispute resolution. Hodge is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law.

Finally, Susan Brody has been named Faculty Liaison for Alumni Engagement. In this role, Brody will help promote the law school with alumni by strengthening existing relationships with them and by cultivating new connections. She will help identify alumni who are willing to support the school in multiple ways. Brody will also work on specific projects and events with individual alumni and John Marshall’s Alumni Association. Brody joined the John Marshall faculty in 1982 and teaches civil procedure and feminist legal theory. She holds a B.S. from Ohio State University and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Miller McDonald
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Sri Lanka’s Sixth Amendment Challenged at the UN by 1,705 Lawyers from around the World: TGTE

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Complaint cited terminology of “one undivided and indivisible country” & safeguards against secession in Article 2.2. of the New Interim Constitutional Report

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, December 14, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

One thousand seven hundred and five lawyers (1,705) from around the world have joined the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) and filed a complaint on December 8th, 2017 with the UN Human Rights Committee that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution is a violation of freedom of speech and conscience, and the right to self-determination guaranteed in Articles 18, 19, and 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The Complaint was filed by former US Attorney General, Ramsey Clark, Justice K.P. Sivasubramaniam (Retd), Former Judge of the High Court of Madras, India, and the Prime Minister of The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran.

1,705 Lawyers from across the globe including heads of Bar Councils, law professors, and retired judges from U.S.A., U.K., Canada, France, Switzerland, South Sudan, and India (Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka & New Delhi), provide legal representation to the above complaint.

Such legal representation is reminiscent of legal representation provided by 67 lawyers including late S.J.V. Chelvanayakam QC, late G.G. Ponnampalam QC and the late M. Tiruchelvam, QC during the famous Trail-at-Bar proceedings in Sri Lanka in which the Tamil leaders argued that the Sri Lankan Government does not have the sovereignty over Tamils.

The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka criminalizes the exercise of the Tamil’s right to self-determination in the form of an independent state in accordance with UN General Assembly Resolution 2625 (1970) which is considered as customary international law.

In the Complaint, the Sri Lankan Supreme Court Decision issued on April 8th 2017, in Don Chandrasoma Vs. Mawai S. Senathirajah, Secretary, Illankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (SC SPL 03/2014) was also cited. The Complaint argues that the above decision clearly illustrated even peaceful advocacy for an independent state would be subject to Article 4 of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution [157A (4)] and be subject to the provisions of Article 5 of the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka [157A (5)]

The TGTE is citing several internationally well known cases to argue with the UN that the 6th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution criminalized peaceful advocacy for an independent state and that it was a violation of freedom of conscience and freedom of speech guaranteed in the international covenant on civil and political rights.

The Complaint also cited the terminology of “one undivided and indivisible country” “aekiya raajyaya” and “orumiththa nadu” and the safeguards against secession in Article 2.2. of the New Interim Constitutional Report.

Some cases in point are as follows:

1) The European Court of Human Rights in the cases of Okçuoğlu v. Turkey, and Arslan v. Turkey 8 July 1999 held that convictions for disseminating separatist propaganda violated the guarantee of freedom of expression in the European Convention of Human Rights.
2) In the case of Erdoğdu and Incev. Turkey also July 8, 1999, the Court held that convictions for disseminating propaganda against the indivisibility of the state violated the guarantee of freedom of expression in the Convention.
3) The Court, in the case of Association Ekin v. France held on July 17, 2001 that the banning of a book advocating Basque separatism violated the guarantee of freedom of expression in the Convention.
4) In the case of IsakTepe v. Turkey the Court on October 21, 2008 held that a charge without a conviction for disseminating separatist propaganda violated the guarantee of freedom of expression in the Convention.
Once the communication is filed, the UN Human Rights Committee will call for an explanation from the Government of Sri Lanka.

This initiative is seen as part of a global effort to strengthen democracy.

A well-known human rights lawyer from Canada, David Matas, is coordinating TGTE’s initiative.

DRAFTING OF SRI LANKA’s NEW CONSTITUTION:

It is TGTE’s belief that given the present Sri Lankan government’s duplicitous political exercise of drafting a new constitution and a call for a referendum, this Complaint to the UN is a timely one. The Sixth Amendment to Sri Lanka’s constitution prohibits the Tamils to articulate their political aspirations freely.

If a referendum is to be held, it should be held among Tamils inside the island of Sri Lanka in an unhindered, open political space, and among the Tamil Diaspora.

BACKGROUND:

The starting point of the Sixth Amendment is in fact the well-known 1976 Vaddukoddai Resolution by united Tamil leadership, which called for (for the first time) the establishment of an independent and sovereign state of Tamil Eelam in the island of Sri Lanka.

In fact, the Vaddukoddai Resolution was promulgated before the armed struggle led by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) began.

During the subsequent general elections of 1977, the Vaddukoddai Resolution was put forward to the people and a mandate was sought by the united Tamil political leadership at the time. The Tamils in the NorthEast overwhelmingly voted in favor of the Resolution and gave a resounding mandate.

All elections since 1977 have been held under the imposed parameters of the Sixth Amendment. This implies that the mandate given by the people at the 1977 general election, the last time elections were held in an open political space, remains as the only valid one.

CONTACT:

Dr. Thavendra Raja
Deputy Prime Minister
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Email: r.thave@tgte.org

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam
TGTE
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