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human rights

21 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to United Nations, Harald Braun, Nikki Haley, Roman Oyarzun Marchesi, Asoke Kumar Mukeri, Desra Percaya, Datuk Hussein Haniff, Libran N. Cabactulan, Norachit Sinhaseni, Liu Jieyi, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Motohide Yoshikawa, Joon Oh, Vitaly Churkin, Geir O. Pedersen, Nguyen Phuong Nga, Jean-Claude Juncker, Abdelaziz Enani, Téte Antonio, Maria Cristina Perceval, AKT-Institut für Mitweltethik

The United Nations is to outlaw crimes against humanity!

Video Der Petitionstext in Deutsch: http://www.akt-mitweltethik.de/images/aktuelles/2017/petition/petition_uno_german.pdf die französische Version (Traduction français ci-dessous): http://www.akt-mitweltethik.de/images/aktuelles/2017/petition/petition_uno_french.pdf, die chinesische Version (致聯合國的 聯署 信(節錄本) 聯合國應遏止不人道的罪行!): http://www.akt-mitweltethik.de/images/aktuelles/2017/petition/petition_uno_chinese.pdfdf  I am Peter H. Arras and have been fighting against injustice and for the defenceless since I was a child. The most defenceless beings are animals, which is why 30 years ago I founded the NGO “AKT - Action for Consequent Animal Welfare" in Germany www.akt-mitweltethik.de For a long time, I have known about incomprehensible animal torture, especially in countries where there is no animal welfare legislation. These practices are committed for the fun of tormenting others, and they are taking on ever-worsening forms. They are filmed, photographed and placed on the Internet and viewed by people - including adolescents - around the world. These crimes brutalize countless people and lead to imitation, or they disturb compassionate people and lead to mental suffering – as it continues to happen with me, because the pictures and films of, for example, animals who have been skinned alive or boiled alive, who are tormented to death for days and hours, do not let go. Because we live in a world of globalization, what happens in China, for example, is the same as if it happened in my neighbourhood. Therefore, I must step in and take action against such atrocities, and I hope for vast support: It must be the task of the United Nations (UN) in the 21st century to pacify our world and to outlaw and ban sadism - against animals, too - in any form. Hitherto, the UN is in no way dealing with intercultural issues of ethics – there is not even a department on this important topic. However, globalization cannot work unless the ethics of life also are modernized and have validity in all the world. With this petition, we call on the UN to: 1. Ostracise all kinds of animal torture, since there can be no reasonable justifications for that.2. Intervene immediately in all States which do not have animal welfare legislation to pass animal welfare acts without delay. 3. Establish a UN department for intercultural ethics and to develop ethical standards in accordance with scientific knowledge.4. Establish a UN organization for animal welfare and animal rights.5. Make the proclamation that also non-humans are inhabitants of this planet and have a natural right to life, protection and habitat, which must be respected and maintained by mankind in principle. The measures which I demand are the minimum requirements for an international community that consists of us all, since "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." (Mahatma Gandhi) Everybody can sign my petition, because a world community that tolerates such atrocities loses its claim to be a human one. Please sign my petition and spread it in all the world!   Deutsche Version der Petition:Vereinte Nationen sollen Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit ächten! Ich bin Peter H. Arras und kämpfe seit Kindesbeinen gegen Unrecht und für Wehrlose. Die Wehrlosesten sind Tiere, weswegen ich vor 30 Jahren die AKT- Aktion Konsequenter Tierschutz in Deutschland www.akt-mitweltethik.de gegründet habe. Seit langem weiß ich um unfassbare Tierfolterungen vor allem in jenen Ländern, in denen es kein Tierschutzgesetz gibt. Diese Praktiken werden aus Spaß am Quälen begangen und nehmen immer schlimmere Formen an. Sie werden gefilmt, fotografiert und ins Internet gestellt und von Menschen – auch Jugendlichen -  auf der ganzen Welt betrachtet. Diese Verbrechen verrohen zahllose Menschen und stiften zur Nachahmung an, oder sie verstören Mitfühlende und führen zu seelischen Leidzuständen – wie z. B. bei mir, denn die Bilder und Filme von z. B. lebendig gehäuteten oder gekochten Tieren, die man über Tage und Stunden absichtlich zu Tode quält, lassen mich nicht mehr los. Weil wir in einer globalisierten Welt leben, ist das, was z. B. in China geschieht gleichbedeutend mit dem, was mein Nachbar tut – deshalb muss ich dagegen vorgehen und hoffe auf breite Unterstützung. Es muss Aufgabe der Vereinten Nationen (UN) im 21. Jahrhundert sein, unsere Welt zu befrieden und Sadismus in jedweder Form – auch gegenüber Tieren - zu ächten. Die UN sind bezüglich interkultureller Fragen der Ethik in keinster Weise aufgestellt – es gibt nicht einmal ein Ressort zu dieser bedeutenden Thematik. Globalisierung kann aber nicht funktionieren, solange nicht auch die Ethik gegenüber Leben weltweit modernisiert wird. Mit dieser Petition fordern wir die UN zu folgenden Maßnahmen auf: 1.) Ächtung von Tierfolterungen, da es hierzu keinen vernünftigen Grund geben kann.2.) Intervention bei allen Staaten, die kein Tierschutzgesetz aufweisen, ein solches unverzüglich zu erlassen.3.) Einrichtung eines UN-Ressorts für interkulturelle Ethik und deren Entwicklung gemäß wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse.4.) Gründung einer UN-Organisation für Tierschutz und Tierrechte.5.) Proklamation, dass auch Nichtmenschen Bewohner dieses Planeten sind und ein naturgewolltes Anrecht auf Leben, Schutz und artgemäßen Lebensraum aufweisen, das von der Menschheit grundsätzlich zu respektieren und zu wahren ist. Die von mir geforderten Maßnahmen sind das Mindeste, wozu eine Staatengemeinschaft – jeder von uns -  verpflichtet ist, denn „Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran messen, wie sie ihre Tiere behandeln.“  (Mahatma Gandhi)  JEDER kann meine Petition unterschreiben, denn eine Weltgemeinschaft, die diese Verbrechen toleriert, verliert ihren Anspruch, menschlich zu sein! Bitte unterschreibt und verbreitet diesen Aufruf überall auf der Welt – er ist in Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch und in Chinesisch abgefasst!    

AKT-Aktion Konsequenter Tierschutz
43,789 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Grace Capacillo Tillah-Alasco, Annie Marie Pierreangeli Ledesma, Frederick Ian S. Capin, Severo S. Catura, Vitaliano N. Aguirre II, Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno, Dennis A. Siervo, Jose Antonio Carlos B. Motril, Cheryl P. Deloso-Montalla, Richard J. Gordon, Jose Luis Martin C. Gascon

Drop all fabricated charges against human rights defender Temogen »Cocoy« Tulawie!

We call upon the Honorable Judge Grace Capacillo Tillah-Alasco and Public Prosecutor Annie Marie Pierreangeli Ledesma of the Regional Trial Court Branch 3, Jolo, Sulu to drop the arbitrary and fabricated charges against Temogen »Cocoy« Tulawie. Under criminal case number 2216-3, Tulawie has been falsely accused of »Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention penalized under Article 267 of the Revised Penal Code«. We also ask Regional Director Frederick Ian S. Capin of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in Zamboanga City to conduct a thorough fact finding mission to dismantle the nature of these false charges and provide recommendations to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to hold the responsible persons accountable. Furthermore, we would like to remind the President of the Republic of the Philippines, the Department of Justice, the Philippine Supreme Court, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Congress and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) of their legal obligations to respect, to protect and to fulfil human rights and urge them to take effective measures to put an end to the continuing criminalization of human rights defenders (HRD) in the Philippines. Criminalization is a tool that state and non-state actors often resort to in order to silence HRD for their peaceful struggle for human rights. This case stands representative for this systematic form of repression: Temogen »Cocoy« Tulawie is a Philippine human rights activist from the southern province of Sulu, the leader of the regional bureau of the Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS) and the founder of the local human rights organization Bawgbug. In his activism, Tulawie promoted peaceful political struggle and human rights and opposed state corruption in a region prone to violent conflict. Throughout his work, Tulawie was able to mobilize large groups of local people demonstrating against political measures by the regional governor that would have threatened the rights to privacy and the people’s livelihoods. Cocoy Tulawie’s peaceful struggle led to his incarceration and imprisonment for three and a half years. He was acquitted of all charges in 2015, but the Philippine justice system left him without any form of compensation or support for his litigation costs. The responsible persons were never held accountable for their illegal actions. Since May 2017, Tulawie faces yet another charge placed against him. After Tulawie had filed a petition at the Office of the President to remove State Prosecutor Annie Marie Pierreangeli P. Ledesma from office on grounds of dishonesty, betrayal of public trust and grave misconduct Ledesma filed a counter-charge against Tulawie for the kidnapping of the German journalist Andreas Lorenz of the SPIEGEL-magazine by the Abu Sayyaf in 2000. These accusations are devoid of facts. Lorenz was kidnapped while covering the abduction of the German Wallert family from the Malaysian island of Sipadan by the Abu Sayyaf. The American photo-journalist David McIntyre testified that Tulawie »was there to help us verify information, facilitate contact with the hostages and help us bring in goods and messages to and from the hostages«. The SPIEGEL-magazine’s foreign correspondent Olaf Ihlau also stated that »the accusation that Cocoy kidnapped Lorenz is absurd«. The recent charges filed against Tulawie are arbitrary and fabricated, only aiming at bringing his political activism to an end. However, criminalization of HRD in the Philippines does not end with discrediting them as members of the Abu Sayyaf. Other misuses of state regulations involve fabricated charges, warrantless arrests and the misuse of John Doe-warrants to arbitrarily add individuals to the list of suspects. In many cases trials are being systematically prolonged over periods of several years, often with a clear lack of evidence. More often than not these and other forms of criminalization are employed in interconnection to prevent human rights work. The criminalization of human rights defenders does not only violate basic rights of individuals, but also undermines the rule of law and hinders the development of an active civil society in the Philippines. »Individuals, groups, institutions and non-governmental organizations have an important role to play and a responsibility in safeguarding democracy, promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms and contributing to the promotion and advancement of democratic societies, institutions and processes« (Article 18 (2), UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders).  

IPON - International Peace Observers Network
207 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Andrea Nahles

Germany Can Help End Forced Labor!

Germany must act quickly to adopt and implement the new international law to prevent abuses, protect victims, as well as punish those that force people to work in conditions of slavery. We have already waited decades for this tough new global standard against forced labour. The people trapped on farms, in mines, in factories and in all the other places where forced labour flourishes shouldn't have to wait while our policy-makers drag their heels to put this law into practice. All countries must prioritize this effort to end forced labour: call on the Government of Germany to adopt this new law immediately. This law – known as the Protocol of 2014 to Convention 29 – creates new responsibilities for governments in the fight against forced labour. The key measures cover: Prevention. Governments are obligated to create national action plans to tackle forced labour and support business to root out and respond to forced labour in their supply chains. Better protection for victims. This includes the safeguarding of vulnerable migrant workers against fraudulent and abusive recruitment practices. Justice. Victims are now protected from prosecution for crimes they may have committed as a direct result of their forced labour.They also have access to justice, including the ability to claim for compensation for the abuses they have experienced, where they occurred. Our collective voice can keep forced labour on the agenda and ensure swift action by the Government of Germany. Act now!

Freedom United
6,597 supporters