19th April 22:34
Lawyers urge UN overhaul
2003/08/31: BBC: Lawyers urge UN overhaul
The International Association of Lawyers, known by its French initials of UIA,
has called for the charter of the United Nations to be overhauled, arguing
that it is outdated and not able to respond to the challenges of the 21st
At UIA's 47th congress in Lisbon, the association's president, Lebanese
lawyer Antoine Akl, also said that it would be a good idea to move UN
headquarters from the United States to what he called a neutral country.
Mr Akl described as a warning recent comments by UN Secretary General Kofi
Annan on the grave crisis the current world order is undergoing.
While the UN chief did not say so, Mr Akl argued, this implies the need to
revise the world order and thus a do***ent central to it - the 1947 UN charter.
"The Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly
ineffective in whatever measures it took. This task was given to me,
and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success."
-Daniel Moynihan, US ambassador to the UN
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20th April 03:10
Lawyers urge UN overhaul
Hey, that's great! Are they soliciting input from the public? My
comments concerning phasing out the veto power of the Big Five nations
are archived here:
The article doesn't include my entire thoughts on the issue of sharing
international power, but it's a beginning.
I agree that this would send a strong message to the United States.
Unfortunately, I think that the fight to choose *one* other country
for U.N. headquarters would be fraught with the kind of politics
involved in selecting a host city for the Olympics. Messy, messy.
John J. Ladasky Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore MD 21218
20th April 09:58
Bush will break the law no matter what... Re: Lawyers urge UN overhaul
H. E. Taylor allegedly said:
It won't matter wha tthe Charter says if the countries who signed it choose
to ignore it.
For example, the United States.
The UN Charter is part of US law - having been fully ratified by the Senate
and signed by the President of the United States.
Did bush adhere to the Charter? His own law?
No. He broke it.
Why isn't he being impeached? Because the US Attorney General is his good
buddy and his party has a majority in both houses of Congress.
Bush is clearly a crook - several times over.
But this is nothing new in the United States. The Presidents regularly break
their own laws and only VERY rarely are ever put to any inconvenience over
It's a corrupt, undemocratic country uninterested in the rule of law.
What the Charter says doesn't matter to such a country. This is why Bush has
lied about the ICC and does not want to be held to account for illegally
waging a war on Iraq.
Bush CAN be tried under the ICC...which is why he is so determined to
Hitler would have done the same....