Case 20-2016: United Nations (UN) & Secretary General Ban Ki-moon & Secretary General Antonio Guterres


October 20th, 2018

Dear UN Human Rights Council, following the recent election of member States of the Council which was held in October 2018 and that confirmed the membership of countries such as Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, Philippines and Somalia, the Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights has the duty to point out that the UN is developing an Unethical Leadership, which constitutes a worsening of the circumstances previously judged by the Buddhist Tribunal, since the UN has been previously sentenced as RESPONSIBLE for the charges of GENOCIDE, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, WAR CRIMES, CORRUPTION, VIOLATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW, HIGH CRIMES AGAINST WORLD PEACE, HIGH VIOLATIONS OF THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN AND WOMEN, SUPREME OFFENSES AGAINST INTERNATIONAL MORALITY AND THE SANCTITY OF LIFE, VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, VIOLATION OF CANON LAW, VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST LAW, and INFANTICIDE.

The United Nations Organization (UNO) must understand that keeping states that violate human rights within the Human Rights Council constitutes an act of immorality, not only being a hypocritical and perverse act but also an act of impunity and complicity with international crimes. The UN should follow the example of non-governmental human rights organizations, such as UN Watch, Human Rights Foundation and the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights, which have publicly opposed the UN Council consisting of countries such as Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Eritrea, the Philippines and Somalia, as well as Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, Burundi and Venezuela, which would not be suitable members for their systematic violations of human rights. In short, in accordance with UN Watch and its metaphor of asking a fox to guard the hen house, the Buddhist Tribunal affirms that choosing countries like Eritrea as UN judges for human rights is like naming a pedophile as head of a kindergarten. The UN should comply with its own founding mandate, by having to support democracy, never being an accomplice to human rights abuses and never endorsing de facto presidents and genocidal tyrants. The UN must show the courage of an ethical leadership in the world, not allowing the criminal members to undermine, sabotage and defeat the morality, credibility and effectiveness of the International Human Rights Law.

Finally, regarding the election of Argentina as a member of the UN Human Rights Council, the Buddhist Tribunal recalls that Argentina has already been sentenced as Responsible for Crimes Against Humanity, Violations of Human Rights, Violation of the Rights of Tribal Peoples, Ecocide and Corruption. In addition, Presidents Kirchner and Macri have guaranteed impunity to the accomplices who covered up the terrorist attack against the Israeli-Argentine Mutual Association (AMIA), which was an attack considered juridically as an act of Genocide. In fact, in Argentina there reigns an empire of injustice and impunity, being a country where the rich and powerful remain outside the law while systematically leading the country toward the destruction of all its resources. A clear example of this systemic impunity that passes through the entire political, economic and cultural framework is the recent episode in which the Minister of Justice stated that it is not good for the country to have ex-presidents who were imprisoned, which resulted in the fact that only 1 day later the Argentine justice acquitted former President Menem (convicted of smuggling weapons) and President Macri (prosecuted for illegal espionage). In the case of former President Cristina Kirchner, she has not even been investigated for the murder of Prosecutor Nisman which was carried out during her administration. These acts of impunity were only partially criticized by deputy Carrió, all of which showing the level of corruption and criminality of all Argentine political parties, which have turned the richest country in the world into one of the poorest, most corrupt and most unjust countries.

With spirit of reconciliation (maitri),

Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha

President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee & Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights

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