human rights

15 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to supreme court of justice

Help be a part of ending child psychological abuse

What would you do if your child was kidnapped? Anything and everything in your power regardless of cost or time Right?! Well, this is happening more often than you think, disguised and lost in our family courts as parental alienation. Summary Amongst all other judicial systems when one has been found innocent of accusation(s) the case(s) are expunged and all former rights are then reinstated without prejudice but yet in Family Court, your continued to be treated as a second-class citizen  regardless of your innocence. This petition is to ensure that the rights of individuals are fully restored.      My Story In 2004 I moved to New Arenal, Costa Rica from Simi Valley, California searching for a community that would support my dream to have a family in a safe and healthy environment. As such I was blessed with five baby girls Avril, Sarai, Kiara, Aliaa and Hailie. Sadly, I've had to say goodbye to my first two angels since they departed almost as quickly as they entered this world due to medical complications at delivery. A devastating loss and pain no parent should ever have to endure. However with time comes peace and the joy of three more beautiful daughters entered my world. Life in Arenal was good since I was able to work from home as sole financial supporter. I thought after the tragedy of the loss of our first two angel babies I wanted nothing more than to provide the opportunity for these three sisters to have the love and support of both parents. As any devoted parent desires to be an integral part of raising healthy, emotionally balanced children I provided time and opportunity for the girls to have regular contact with both parents. As is with many adult relationships things change, and in June 2015 I was tragically and unjustly chased from their lives and my home, creating a new and relentless pain I have come to carry.  I have now been pushed away and completely alienated from my three daughters’ lives, due to hateful retaliation to include elaborate false accusations ranging from drug dealing, to petty theft, to kidnapping and when all of that was confirmed as false the attacks did not stop.  Imagine being falsely accused of a range of sexual and mental abuses, not to mention, unsubstantiated violations of court orders for simply reaching out to others and providing positive support and comments for other parental alienation victims on social media. Like many others I've been found innocent in a court of law, yet I continue to wait for a hearing to have access to my daughters. How would any of you respond to being completely blocked from your son or daughter’s lives and milestones because you have to wait for “the process"? Innocent by all accounts and still fighting to be in my children’s lives as a "visitor"? Then maybe, just maybe regaining some of the parental rights stripped away by such slow processes and hateful ambivalence. This is not Justice or equality for the interest of anyone’s children. In hopes of continuing to work for the interest of my children and so many others that have fallen into this abyss I am presenting this proxy the judiciary system for continuous harassment, false testimony-perjury, parental alienation and blatant sexism or hate crimes. This kind of justice needs to be reformed in order to reinstitute human rights for present and future generations!  Furthermore, any parent adhering to parental alienation and willing to take these types of extreme and unnecessary actions should be considered as red flags, after all what kind of person wants complete control not to see your own offspring unless of course there is something to hide.  “If you’re going through hell, keep Going!”    

Bryan Carter
46 supporters
Started 7 months ago

Petition to United Nations

Change of UN Headquarters in Response to Trump's Xenophobic Discourse

While it is true that the land occupied by the United Nations Headquarters in New York is under the sole administration of the United Nations through an agreement of extraterritoriality, in exchange for basic services, the United Nations have agreed to acknowledge and abide by the federal laws of the United States. The United Nations were founded to "to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom." Just one week after being sworn President of the United States, Donald Trump has opened leash to a xenophobic policy that goes against all the intrinsic values of the UN Charter. As cited by the UN "[d]ue to the powers vested in its Charter and its unique international character, the United Nations can take action on the issues confronting humanity in the 21st century, such as peace and security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more." In his capacity of POTUS, Trump's hatred speech against women, the environment and all the people who were not born in the United States goes against everything the United Nations stands for. That is why the United Nations should respond. That is why we ask the United Nations to relocate their NY headquarters in a symbolic act that shows that the values upon which the United Nations were founded are still alive and shall be respected regardless of the xenophobic actions of the current President of the United States. We cannot trust humanity's basic human rights be derailed by a volatile and impulsive goverment that overviews process and promotes xenophobia. The United Nations were created to promote peace among the nations and that's what they should still fight for.

Nistai Silveira
11 supporters
Update posted 7 months ago

Petition to Alan Jara (Director de la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas), Juan Manuel Santos, Paula Gaviria, Miguel Samper, Carlos Alfonso Negret Mosquera, Juan Fernando Cristo

Support ASOTRACAMPO one year after the eviction of El Tamarindo

Para la versión en español, haz clic aquí. The 10th of December is International Human Rights’ Day and, ironically, coincides with the displacement of our partner organization, ASOTRACAMPO, violently displaced from their lands one year ago today. One year after the displacement, ASOTRACAMPO remains in conditions of total abandonment. The past 10th of December, ironically on International Human Rights Day, our volunteers accompanied the members of ASOTRACAMPO in the displacement of the Humanitarian Space El Mirador, the only space remaining from the El Tamarindo settlement in Barranquilla. Despite the untiring struggle of the members and the political accompaniment carried out by FOR Peace Presence and others, 62 families that make up ASOTRACAMPO continue to remain, one year later, in conditions of extreme vulnerability, completely forgotten by the state. The only offers of compensation have been made by private individuals claiming the land, interested in the value acquired after it was declared part of the International Free Trade Area of the Atlantic Department. These families, vulnerable farmers displaced by violence and victims of the armed conflict, have not received even the slightest attention from Colombian State institutions, while the State seeks to construct peace in Colombia following a signed agreement with the FARC. For members of ASOTRACAMPO, peace in Colombia will be built when effective restitution for victims can be provided and guarantees against repetition can be assured; these cannot compete with economic interests. Please support members of ASOTRACAMPO in their struggle for dignity by signing this letter of concern directed at Colombian State entities by the 10th January 2017. Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic Paula Gaviria, Presidential Office for Human Rights (Consejera Presidencial para los Derechos Humanos) Miguel Samper, National Land Agency Director, (Director Agencia Nacional de Tierras) Alan Jara, Director of the Unity for Attention and Integral Reparation for the Victims (Director de la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas) Carlos Alfonso Negret Mosquera, National Ombudsman (Defensor Nacional del Pueblo) Juan Fernando Cristo, Ministry of the Interior 10th January, 2017 Concern regarding state abandonment of ASOTRACAMPO, El Tamarindo, Barranquilla, one year after their displacement. Dear Sirs and Madam, Through this letter we would like to express our profound concern for the lack of State attention for the members of ASOTRACAMPO, Association of Land Workers (Asociación de los Trabajadores del Campo), one year after the displacement of the last remaining plots of the El Tamarindo settlement, the Humanitarian Space El Mirador, which occurred on the 9th, 10th, 18th, and 23rd of December 2015. No State institutions have assumed responsibility for this case and, to date, State entities responsible (UARIV, National Land Agency [Agencia Nacional de Tierras], and the Presidential Office for Human Rights [Consejería para los Derecho Humanos]) have not acted effectively, exposing 62 member families of ASOTRACAMPO to conditions of complete vulnerability. Neither the meeting carried out on the initiative of ASOTRACAMPO with the UARIV, INCODER, and the Ministry of Agriculture in May 2016, nor a subsequent meeting with the UARIV in Barranquilla in October 2016, have resulted in any concrete guarantees of protection and dignified living space for the families of ASOTRACAMPO. Formed in 2012 by the population residing in the 120 hectares of the El Tamarindo settlement in Barranquilla, ASOTRACAMPO was formed with the collective purpose of subsistence farming. However, since 2000, they have faced several eviction proceedings, threats (pamphlets and intimidation, amongst other tactics), attacks, the assassination of the vice-president of the settlement’s son, and four displacements (2012, 2013, 2014, and the most recent in December 2015). Economic interest in the zone has increased since 2007 with the creation of the International Free Trade Area of the Atlantic Department and the Ruta del Sol highway project began between Barranquilla and Cartagena. El Tamarindo was nominated by Amnesty International as an emblematic case noted in their November 2014 Report “A property title isn’t enough: for a Sustainable Restitution of Land in Colombia”.  In times of transition towards a lasting peace, we find it incongruent that the victims of multiple displacements from the armed conflict, and farmers in vulnerable conditions due to structural causes of the conflict with inequitable land distribution, have again become victims of displacement due to economic interests, with no guarantee of protection of their basic rights from the state at all levels. The only land grant was issued for private individuals (10 hectares in the municipality of Luruaco, Bolívar), after the displacement in December 2015. Therefore, we urge:  That the President assure coherence between the politics of economic investment and the restitution of victims and the guarantees of no-repetition, preventing and avoiding a surge of new victims of displacement due to economic interests. That the Presidential Office for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior to effectively and immediately assume their role as intermediaries between institutions to guarantee attention, as much for the victims as for vulnerable farming families. That the UARIV to treat the case as a priority, as promised by Paula Gaviria in her directorship of the UARIV, resolving the situation of reparation for each of the victim member of ASOTRACAMPO, and taking into account the proposal for collective relocation. That the National Land Agency, in close collaboration with the UARIV, to adjudicate a terrain with sufficient plots for families from ASOTRACAMPO which correspond to the needs of the farming families for their subsistence. That the Ombudsman, to watch over and supervise the protection for the rights of the population in a dignified and effective relocation. We look forward to your support and response, Sincerely, [Signatures]

FOR Peace Presence
266 supporters