Monday, February 14, 2011

Australia's sovereignty is being thrown away

We don't need to adopt a bill of rights to overrule our current laws. World rights will take over and be the decider on Human Rights.

The majority of that committee has just signed off on a report that accepts that the definition of human rights that will be used by the planned joint parliamentary committee on human rights will make no reference to domestic sources of human rights. Instead of the Australian Constitution, common law and statute law, the committee will define human rights exclusively by reference to seven international conventions.
Scalia was highly critical of those who believe it is legitimate to adopt international rulings on human rights. This practice, he believed, was based on what he described with clear contempt as "the ethereal concept of human rights -- capital H, capital R".

"This means all the judges the world over have the responsibility of deciding human rights. It has nothing to do with the people of the society in which they live -- what they wrote into their constitutions."
Read more here.

Thanks to Wand.

1 comment:

stackja1945 said...

kae, this is what stopped the League of Nations, the US Senate did not want to lose sovereignty. Now we have self-appointed rights committees.