Human Rights Appeals to the United Nations Ignored

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Human Rights Appeals to the United Nations Ignored

By my affidavits (declarations), letters and appeals, I hereby certify to the best of my knowledge and belief, that the United Nations ignored or failed to respond to my Human Rights appeals below.

 

Signed, Neil J. Gillespie, a Citizen of the United States

Affidavit of Neil J Gillespie to the UN Oct-21-2013
Fraud or Impairment of SCOTUS Petition No. 12-7747
Special Rapporteur Independence of Judges and Lawyers
Special Rapporteur Disability, United Nations Enable
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Affidavit of Neil J Gillespie to the UN Oct-22-2013
I have a well-founded fear of political persecution
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Urgent Appeal - For Protection from Political Persecution in the United States Oct-25-2013
Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur Judges/Lawyers
Shuaib Chalklen Special Rapporteur Disability
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Gillespie to UN Special Rapporteurs Nov-12-2013
Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur Judges/Lawyers
Shuaib Chalklen Special Rapporteur Disability
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Gillespie to Deputy Secretary-General Feb-18-2014
Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
Robin C. Ashton, OPR Counsel-DOJ
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Record request-United Nations Apr-23-2014
No response from the United Nations
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State Department, Office of Inspector General
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Gillespie letter to United Nations May-18-2014
Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson
Gabriela Knaul, Special Rapporteur Judges/Lawyers
Shuaib Chalklen Special Rapporteur Disability
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Unanswered letter to the United Nations, May 18, 2014

Letter to Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Rule of Law Unit, United Nations Headquarters

First Avenue at 46th Street

New York, NY 10017 Email: rol@unrol.org

Part of the UN's Senior Management Group

 

Letter to Special Rapporteur Shuaib Chalklen, Disability, UN Enable Disability

United Nations Enable (Mental Health)

405 East 42nd Street

New York, New York 10017

Email: enable@un.org

Letter to Special Rapporteur Gabriela Knaul

Independence of Judges and Lawyers

Office of the United Nations High

Commissioner for Human Rights

United Nations Office at Geneva

8-14 Avenue de la Paix

1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland

Email: SRindependenceJL@ohchr.org

May 18, 2014 - by email only

 

Re: Records Request
For records of contacts made on my behalf,
or that pertain to Neil J. Gillespie

 

Dear Deputy Secretary-General Eliasson, Mrs. Knaul,
Mr. Chalklen, and United Nations Associates,

 

On April 23, 2014 I made a records request of the United Nations. A copy of the records request is attached. As of today I do not show a response. Please advise when I can expect a response...

 

...Regarding disability, Ms. Zinnah Begum of Bangladesh was born with a craniofacial disorder. Fortunately 58 year-old Zinnah finally got life-changing craniofacial surgery on May 24, 2010 through Touching Souls International for "freedom of smile",

 

http://touchingsoulsintl.org/blog/2010/05/24/giving-freedom-of-smile/

 

A ten (10) page composite for Zinnah Begum accompanies this letter, and includes photos and URL links, a white paper on "The problems of establishing modern cleft lip and palate services in Bangladesh" (The Journal of Surgery, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2004), and a PDF of the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Health Workforce Alliance for Bangladesh.

Ms. Zinnah Begum, age 58, Bangladesh. Unfortunately, not all persons are born or created equal.

..........Social stigma and sadness; Transformation and hope

Article 1 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states,

 

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

 

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

 

The United States Declaration of Independence proclaims "all men are created equal",

 

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_men_are_created_equal

 

However it is self-evident that Zinnah Begum was not born or created equal because she needed craniofacial surgery since the time of her birth to be "free and equal" in any meaningful way.

It took 58 years for Zinnah to get her face fixed, another fact that also calls into question whether "all men are created equal" or "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."  

 

Does the United Nations consider Zinnah Begum disabled? Does the U.N. sponsor or facilitate craniofacial surgery? I was not able to find this information on the U.N.’s website. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

Neil J. Gillespie
8092 SW 115th Loop                 Telephone: 352-854-7807
Ocala, Florida 34481                  Email: neilgillespie@mfi.net

International Treaties - The American Bar Association

International Treaties

American Bar Association (ABA) Wikipedia

 

International Treaties - ABA Overview

 

One of the ABA's primary goals is to advance the rule of law in the world. In support of that goal, the ABA supports the ratification and implementation of numerous treaties that would provide for universal legal standards and structures to deal with a myriad of issues from human rights to free trade.

 

American Bar Association’s Mission: "To serve equally our members, our profession and the public by defending liberty and delivering justice as the national representative of the legal profession."

 

ABA Policy

 

The ABA supports the ratification of the Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Rome Statute for an International Criminal Court, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as numerous other treaties. In addition, the ABA supports the provision of adequate funding for U.S. agencies responsible for enforcing trade laws.

 

Contact

 

Kristi Gaines
Legislative Counsel
Governmental Affairs Office
American Bar Association
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Direct: (202) 662-1763
FAX: (202) 662-1762
Kristi.Gaines@americanbar.org

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948

Resolution 217(A)(III), December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly by a vote of 48 in favor, including the United States, none against, and eight abstentions. (Wikipedia)

Treaties of the United States - Supreme Law of the Land

Treaties of the United States

The Constitution provides that the president "shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur"

(Article II, section 2, clause 2).

 

U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 2, clause 2
[The President] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

 

U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 2
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding.

 

Treaty Clause, Wikipedia

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority of the United States Senate. Read more

 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948

Universal Declaration of Human Rights - UDHR

60th Anniversary

 

President George W. Bush addressed The United Nations General Assembly, September 25, 2007.

 

PRESIDENT BUSH: Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for the opportunity to address the General Assembly of the United Nations. Sixty years ago, representatives from 16 nations gathered to begin deliberations on a new international bill of rights. The document they produced is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights -- and it stands as a landmark achievement in the history of human liberty. It opens by recognizing "the inherent dignity" and the "equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family" as "the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world." And as we gather for this 62nd General Assembly, the standards of the Declaration must guide our work in this world....

Pres Bush addresses UN Gen Assembly UDHR
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Fourth Periodic Report of the United States of America to the United Nations Committee on Human Rights Concerning the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

 

December 30, 2011

How Much Does the U.N. Cost the American Taxpayer?

According to OMB, FY 2010 marked the third consecutive year in which U.S. contributions reached record highs. In FY 2010, they exceeded $7.691 billion — more than $1.3 billion higher than FY 2009’s record of $6.347 billion.

 

How Much Does the U.N. Cost Us? National Review Online

The OMB should be permanently involved in assessing the cost of the United Nations. By Brett D. Schaefer — September 14, 2012

 

U.S. State Department Archive Information: U.S. Participation in the United Nations: Financial Contributions, Bureau of Public Affairs

Heritage Foundation - Congressional Oversight Needed

Congress Should Renew the Report Requirement on U.S. Contributions to the U.N. and Reverse Record-Setting Contributions to the U.N.
Heritage Foundation
By Brett D. Schaefer
July 22, 2011

 

U.S. contributions to the U.N. system reached a record level of $7.692 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2010—a staggering 21 percent increase over FY 2009.[1] This is the third consecutive year in which U.S. contributions set new records.

 

The current budgetary crisis should focus congressional attention on whether increased funding for the U.N. is a priority, particularly considering well-documented U.N. management and oversight deficiencies. Having an accurate account of U.S. contributions to the U.N. is critical to this evaluation.

 

Record-Setting Contributions to the U.N.

 

The United States has been the largest financial supporter of the United Nations since the organization’s founding in 1945. The U.S. is assessed 22 percent of the U.N. regular budget and more than 27 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget. In dollar terms, the Administration’s budget for FY 2012 requested $568.7 million for the U.N. regular budget and more than $1.92 billion for the U.N. peacekeeping budget.[2] In addition, the U.S. also provides additional billions in assessed and voluntary contributions to other organizations in the U.N. system each year. Read more

U.S. Funding of the United Nations Reaches All-Time High

Heritage Foundation, August 13, 2010 By Brett D. Schaefer

2011 Annual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations - Executive Office of the President
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2010 Annual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations - Executive Office of the President
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2006 Annual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations - Executive Office of the President
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Ambassador Samantha Power to speak at

Penn's 259th Commencement, May 18, 2015

 

Ambassador Samantha Power is the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet.  At the United Nations, Ambassador Power works to advance U.S. interests, promote and defend universal values, and address pressing global challenges to global peace, security, and prosperity. Read more

 

Wikipedia: Samantha Power (born September 21, 1970) is an Irish-born American academic, author and diplomat who currently serves as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

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