International Human Rights Day

Today (December 10 2019) is International Human Rights Day. It celebrates the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights which itself was moulded in the aftermath of the horrors of World War 2. A new world order of international justice was hard won by the sacrifice of the folk of the many nations that fought in that war.

Sadly the world still falls far short of the aspirations set out in the ‘Universal Declaration’.

Article three of the Covenant says:

‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person’.

I doubt that the Manx government assist that ideal of the ‘right to life’ and ‘security of person’ by allowing the training of Saudi airmen from RAF Valley utilising the Isle of Man who go on to bomb hospitals, health centres and schools in Yemen.

‘Any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind’ (John Donne)

Bernard Moffatt, Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (10 December 2019)

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