Int’l Human Rights Law & Civic Tools

International human rights law englobes a  class of rights ensuring basic freedoms such as the protection of peoples’ physical integrity; procedural fairness in law; protection from torture, cruel and usual punishment, discrimination based on gender, religion, race, sexual orientation,  among others.  Individual freedom of belief, speech, association, and the press are also protected as is the rights to benefit from political participation and basic health, all of these fundamental rights are binding international human rights norms. Certain economic, social, medical and cultural rights as well, in many advanced Democracies, but not in the US whose Democrat and Republican agents construe these norms as “privileges”. In our workshops and coaching, we cover the following fields.
  1. The WMA’s Helsinki Declaration
  2. World Health Organization recommendations
  3. Internationally recognized human rights legal tools
  4.  International Covenant on civil and political rights. And its petition procedure.
  5.  Inter-American Human Rights Declaration and its petition system.
  6. Inter-American Human rights Convention and its  petition procedure.
  7.  The U.N.’s Human Rights Committee and its petition system.
  8.  The UN’s Universal Declaration of Human rights and on how American Courts have invoked this instrument for the protection of basic freedoms.
Since international law is incorporated into the legal corpus of American law via the Federal constitutions’s article Six,  invoking both customary and conventional international law  in the medical malpractice courtroom can be useful (ie, in favor of innovative science, integrative and holistic medicine and in disfavor against the abuses of allopathic medicine and the pharmaceutical sick-care standard).
General international human rights norms includes the use of World Health Organization’s recommendations,  general principles, the Helsinki Declaration,  opinio juris sive necessitatis, jus cogens norms, customs and treaties. See our workshops for precisions.
To build a holistic health civic culture, to be free from the chains of ignorance and predatory abuse, we need to know our rights and duties as well as those of the Government. Hereinafter a few self help and information links on the building of the holistic civic culture.
  1. Black Box Voting – Uncovering fraud in US voting:
  2. Center for Economic & Social Justice:
  3. Center for Public Integrity:
  4. Department of Peace Campaign:
  5. Government Accountability Project:
  6. Institute For Health Freedom:
  7. International Advocates for Health Freedom:
  8. International Forum on Globalization:
  9. Justice Policy Institute:
  10. Media for Democracy:
  11. The Memory Hole, a site dedicated to retrieving information banished from public view:
  12. New York Civil Liberties Union:
  13. Ralph Nader founded this organization which has been advocating for and protecting health, safety and democracy for 30 years:
  14. Sojourners – Christians for Justice & Peace:
  15. The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression:
  16. Traveling Soldier:
  17. Amnesty International:
  18. The Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corp. (help & services for the homeless of NYC):
  19. Habitat for Humanity:
  20. The Hunger Site – “Every 3.6 seconds someone dies of hunger; 3/4 of the deaths are children under 5″.
  21. When you go to this site once per day, you can donate free food (which is paid for by corporate sponsors).
  22. Oxfam:
  23. Plant a Row:
  24. Center for American Progress:
  25. Center for Public Integrity:
  27. The Daily Mis-Lead:
  28. Government Accountability Project:
  29. House of Representatives:
  30. Judicial Watch:
  31. Kucinich:
  32. Move on:
  33. Open Debates:
  34. Project Vote Smart:
  35. Rock the Vote:
  36. Search for pending bills in the House and Senate:
  37. Senate:
  38. Sisters Speak Out:
  39. Voting Machine Reform:
  40. Democracy Now:
  41. Business Ethics:
  42. Corporate Predators:
  43. CorpWatch:
  44. Global Tradewatch:
  45. What Does Your Shopping Support? Be a Responsible Shopper:
  46. Mind Freedom – human rights in the mental health system:
  47. Addicted to War:
  48. Bring Them Home Now:
  49. Center for Advancement of Non-Violence:
  50. Citizen Soldier – Prepared to Challenge U.S. Militarism in the New Millenium:
  51. Coalition For World Peace:
  52. Department of Peace Campaign:
  53. Hague Appeal for Peace:
  54. International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism:
  55. International Peace Bureau:
  56. Military Resistance to Iraq War:
  57. MK Gandhi Institute of Non-Violence:
  58. National Youth and Student Peace Coalition:
  59. Operation Truth – hear it directly from the troops:
  60. The Peace Alliance:
  61. Promoting Enduring Peace:
  62. Refusing to Kill:
  63. September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows:
  64. School of the Americas Watch:
  65. United for Peace & Justice:
  66. US Peace Government:
  67. Veterans for Peace:
  68. War Resisters League:
  69. We The World:
  70. Women’s Intl. League for Peace & Freedom:
The core of the health-freedom movement consists of a loose coalition of organizations, consumers, activists, alternative medicine practitioners, producers of products, bloggers and newsfeeds, a few of which are mentioned below:
  1. The Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF).
  2. The Life Extension Foundation (LEF)
  3. The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, A4M and functional medicine.
  4. The National Health Federation (NHF)
” In the treatment of an individual patient, where proven interventions do not exist or other known interventions have been ineffective, the physician, after seeking expert advice, with informed consent from the patient or a legally authorised representative, may use an unproven intervention if in the physician’s judgement it offers hope of saving life, re-establishing health or alleviating suffering. This intervention should subsequently be made the object of research, designed to evaluate its safety and efficacy. In all cases, new information must be recorded and, where appropriate, made publicly available”. Rule 37:  Adopted by the 18th WMA General Assembly, Helsinki, Finland. June 1964

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