Anthony Ravlich,

Human Rights Council Inc.

New Zealand

Civil, Political, Economic,
Social, & Cultural Rights.

Recommended book on United Nations Website

New Zealanders Must 'Speak Out' About Omitted Rights Or Be Reduced To Mere 'Numbers'

New Zealanders need to 'speak out' about the omitted human rights or they will be completely engulfed by the extremely negative, 'evil', philosophy of 'discriminatory collectivism' where you will be nothing but a 'number'.

It was a devious and deceitful manipulation of human rights in the New Zealand Bill of Rights 1990 (BORA) which led to the human rights omissions but generally New Zealanders are oblivious to its enormous impact over society. More ...

Freedom is not an impossible dream

Next Monday the Auckland High Court will be hearing my appeal against a sentence in the Wellington District Court on 2 February 2010 where I was convicted and fined $200 for failing to file an election expenses return after standing as a candidate for the Human Rights Party in Auckland Central. More ...

Global Systematic Discrimination against the Poor

The world's poor know that money does not trickle down from the pockets of the rich. Since 1991 when I first began promoting the universal declaration, mainly economic, social and cultural rights, I have lived in poverty and mixed with the poor. I observe an overwhelming neo liberal conformity, which regards truth as irrelevant. The discontented will, in my opinion, have the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, history, the truth, the considerable majority of the world’s population and God on their side. The United nations must make economic, social and cultural rights the world's tools to keep the poor from exploitation by the rich, by globalisation and corporate empires. More ...

A New Book coming out by Anthony Ravlich: Freedom from Our Social Prisons: The Rise of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

The Bottom Up Human Rights Challenge to Neo-Liberalism

The relevant human rights instrument concerned with economic, social and cultural rights was adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 2008, just after Obama became President. The global elite's new "we are in it together approach", adopted by Obama and other State leaders (such as New Zealand's John Key), excludes the core minimum obligations of the State as defined by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (yet the committee states that without these core minimums these rights lose their 'raison d'etre'). More ...

The More Ethical Approach to Human Rights

The Optional Protocol (OP) for the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which will be open for ratification by States on September 24, 2009, shows the neo liberal dominated global elites at the UN are prepared to deny a number of human rights to further neo liberalism and globalization. More ...

A Brief History of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in New Zealand

Although New Zealand had a major impact on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it was to take 56 years before any significant recognition was given to the economic, social and cultural rights it had so forcefully promoted at the 'Great Debate' in 1948 and antagonising its Western allies in the process. More ...

A People’s Freedom

The record of liberal elites, which have controlled the human rights agenda since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, has been abysmal in the education and implementation of economic, social and cultural rights with any progress being torturously slow. Global elites, particularly liberal elites, often more concerned with wealth and power, have every reason not to want to give their people social justice. More ...

NZ could be a leader in human rights

Any such bloc could be susceptible to ideological clashes between those countries which espouse ‘Asian Values’, prioritizing economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights), and the liberal democratic countries in the bloc which prioritize civil and political rights (CP rights).While described as a liberal democracy New Zealand’s international position has been to promote the equal status of both sets of rights in line with the view of the United Nations (Vienna Declaration 1993). More ...

UN Divided Over Complaints over Social Injustices

The OP for the ICESCR could prove a challenge to the global dominance of the neo-liberal ideology where globalisation, privatisation and the structural adjustment programs of the World Bank and IMF can violate economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights). The latter define social justice in human rights terms i.e. the rights to employment, fair wages, health, housing, education and an adequate standard of living. More ...

Human Rights Party (New Zealand)

The party believes that liberals are in error by pursuing only civil and political freedoms, saying that without a just society, the disadvantaged cannot excercise these freedoms. More ...

Western Double Standards & the New UN Human Rights Council

The US is the only industrialized country not to have ratified the covenant on economic, social and cultural rights under international law. However it is debatable, for example, to what degree torture, imprisonment without trial etc (civil and political rights) compared to a lifetime involving a desperate struggle for survival by the poor (economic, social and cultural rights) equate in terms of seriousness. Also it must be recognized that those imprisoned without trial, tortured etc are small in numbers compared to those living in extreme poverty. More ...

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