U.N. – Not A Model For Freedom or Children’s Rights.

Humanitarian aid workers and United Nation peacekeepers are sexually abusing small children in several war-ravaged and food-poor countries, a leading European charity has said. Children like this 15-year-old girl have suffered abuse at the hands of some UN soldiers and aid workers. 1 of 2 Children as young as 6 have been forced to have sex with aid workers and peacekeepers in return for food and money, Save the Children UK said in a report released Tuesday. After interviewing hundreds of children, the charity said it found instances of rape, child prostitution, pornography, indecent sexual assault and trafficking of children for sex.  “It is hard to imagine a more grotesque abuse of authority or flagrant violation of children’s rights,” Jasmine Whitbread, chief executive of Save the Children UK, said…(Source)

Isn’t this the same U.N. that the CHRC refers to when trying to define freedom of speech issues?

When Fine got back to his script, one of his most execrable arguments was that “the world” had limits on free speech, and the United Nations had limits on free speech, and that Canada should be in synch with the world — and not the anomaly of the United States. This is similar to what Dean Steacy, the CHRC investigator, has argued: that “freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.”Steacy made that fascist statement at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the one place outside of North Korea where it is an unremarkable thing to say; Fine tried to sound slightly less totalitarian, suggesting that we take our cues on freedom of speech from the UN’s human rights leaders like Russia, China and Iran. I suppose that’s a step up from Steacy’s approach to not give it “any” value. (Source)

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