Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Oct 2011 13:31 UTC
Legal A few days ago, several countries signed ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. As you are probably aware, ACTA was drafted up in secret, and is basically Obama/Biden's attempt to impose the US' draconian pro-big business/big content protection laws on the rest of the world ('sign it, or else'). The European Parliament still has to vote on it, and as such, Douwe Korff, professor of international law at the London Metropolitan University, and Ian Brown senior research fellow at the University of Oxford, performed a 90-page study, with a harsh conclusion: ACTA violates fundamental human rights.
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RE: What human rights violations?
by sagum on Tue 4th Oct 2011 17:33 UTC in reply to "What human rights violations?"
sagum
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2006-01-23

Basically, the UK has a parlimentry act that was passed in 1998. This is 'The human rights act, 1998.

These are:
•the right to life
•freedom from torture and degrading treatment
•freedom from slavery and forced labour
•the right to liberty
•the right to a fair trial
•the right not to be punished for something that wasn't a crime when you did it
•the right to respect for private and family life
•freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and freedom to express your beliefs
•freedom of expression
•freedom of assembly and association
•the right to marry and to start a family
•the right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms
•the right to peaceful enjoyment of your property
•the right to an education
•the right to participate in free elections
•the right not to be subjected to the death penalty



Trying to inforce these USA laws on the people of the UK, violates at least these

•the right to liberty
•the right to a fair trial
•the right not to be punished for something that wasn't a crime when you did it
•the right to respect for private and family life
•the right to peaceful enjoyment of your property

and if the USA did push for this in the UK, then they'd also violate;
•the right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms


Laws around the world differ, even in the states of America the laws differ. You can not expect the Law of the land from one country to be replicated in another, and you certainly can not force your law upon another.

That is oppression, and there will be war.

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