By Nicholas Contompasis
At first glance this looks good for mankind, but knowing the U.N. I know something stinks. The U.N. continues to dictate to mature sovereign countries how to act and its getting to be a real drag. It's understandable for them to instruct independent third world countries, but to take steps in declaring what is or isn't a human right is taking things too far.
If the UN intends to put teeth into these laws, enforce them with fines and jail time, the New World Order has arrived. No one likes oppression but how far does the United Nations expect to go when they feel someday that it's a violation of human rights to bear arms or kick illegal aliens out of your country? Are they going to unleash a united military as they did in Libya, to take down a duly elected government or dictatorship?
I understand their intentions, but it's obvious to any simple mind that this could so easily get out of control.
U.N. Report Declares Internet Access a Human Right
By David Kravets June 3, 2011
A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law.
The report railed against France and the United Kingdom, which have passed laws to remove accused copyright scofflaws from the internet. It also protested blocking internet access to quell political unrest.
While blocking and filtering measures deny users access to specific content on the Internet, states have also taken measures to cut off access to the Internet entirely. The Special Rapporteur considers cutting off users from internet access, regardless of the justification provided, including on the grounds of violating intellectual property rights law, to be disproportionate and thus a violation of article 19, paragraph 3, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The report continues:
The Special Rapporteur calls upon all states to ensure that Internet access is maintained at all times, including during times of political unrest. In particular, the Special Rapporteur urges States to repeal or amend existing intellectual copyright laws which permit users to be disconnected from Internet access, and to refrain from adopting such laws.
The report, by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, comes the same day an internet-monitoring firm detected that two thirds of Syria’s internet access has abruptly gone dark, in what is likely a government response to unrest in that country.