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Newsletter Volume 3       Issue 3,    May  2005
Theme
Human and Earth Rights Human and Earth Rights
Scale of Human and Earth Rights
Chapter 10 of the Global Constitution is all about Human and Earth rights.


The Scale of Human and Earth Rights contains six (6) sections. Section 1 has more importance than all other sections below, and so on.

Concerning Sections 1, 2, and 3, it shall be Earth Government highest priority to guarantee these rights to Member Nations and to have proper lesgislation and implement and enforce global law as described in the Global Constitution.

After a thorough investigation conducted over a period of several years of the:

*     Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and
*     Charters of many national governments,
and comparing them with the six (6) Sections of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights,

it was made clear how little importance was given to Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Scale of Human and Earth Rights.

Historically, the Universal Declaration was developed right after WWII, a time when Peoples all over the world had a strong need for human dignity and compassion. And it was on December 10, 1948 that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the agreement, all aspects of our lives were given equal importance. That was wrong! Nowhere in Nature do we see such statement being the truth. Certainly, the rights to security, breathing clean air and drinking fresh water are more important than the rights to destroy our forests, of producing and manufacturing products harmful to consumers, to all Life, of allowing world population to increase without thoughtful control, and of keeping and building up weapons of mass destruction. Today, Peoples still have a need for human dignity and compassion, but now we are facing a situation where the survival of Life on the planet was critically endangered. The United Nations (UN) no longer protect the most important rights.

Results from the investigation have made clear how urgent it was to replace both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Charters from all nations by the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. These results imply that the UN does not have the power to do anything to help humanity and all Life. The UN is clogged by its own Constitution and thoughtless leadership. The best ever thing the UN could do for humanity would be that during a General Assembly they would have a motion on the floor asking for the:
*     immediate disintegration of the UN organization, and
*     formation of the federation of all nations, Earth Government, and acceptance of its Global Constitution.
This would have the effect of telling the few most powerful nations of this world to take a 'democratic seat' like all Member Nations. And Earth Government would have the power it needs to do good for all Peoples, and all Life, not just to satisfy the 'needs of the most powerful nations'.


Section  1.    Ecological rights and the protection of the global life-support systems

Section  2.    Primordial human rights
  • safety and security
  • have shelter
  • 'clean' energy
  • a 'clean' and healthy environment
  • drink fresh water
  • breath clean air
  • eat a balance diet and
  • basic clothing.

Section  3.    The ecological rights, the protection of the global life-support systems and the primordial human rights of future generations

Concerning Sections 4, 5 and 6, it shall be the aim of Earth Government to secure these other rights for all global citizens within the federation of all nations, but without immediate guarantee of universal achievement and enforcement. These rights are defined as Directive Principles, obligating the Earth Government to pursue every reasonable means for universal realization and implementation.

Section  4.    Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically

Section  5.    Economic rights (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)

Section  6.    Cultural rights and religious rights
















Decisions made by Earth Government Bodies and Institutions, including Global Parliament, the Earth Executive Council, and the Earth Court of Justice, are all subjected to Earth Government "Beliefs, Values, Principles and Aspirations" described in the Preamble of the Global Constitution, in Chapters 1 to 10 inclusive, and in the Scale of Human and Earth Rights. Sections 1, 2 and 3, of the Scale can give a sense of direction and priority to Member Nations of Earth Government.


Chapter 10     Scale of Human and Earth Rights
                Chapter 10.1     General provisions governing the interpretation and application of the Global Constitution
Article 94:    Decision-making process subjected to Earth Government "Beliefs, Values, Principles and Aspirations" and to the Scale of Human and Earth Rights
Article 95:    Field of application of Earth Government law
Article 96:    Scope and interpretation of rights and principles
Article 97:    Level of protection
Article 98:    Prohibition of abuse of rights
Article 99:    Fundamental rights
Article 100:    To change the ways of doing things, and our ways of doing business, of Global Community citizens
                Chapter 10.2     Change our ways of doing things, and our ways of doing business, as per the Scale of Human and Earth Rights
Article 101:    The new way of doing things and business on the planet
Article 102:    The Scale is the primary guide for the decision-making process
Article 103:    Scale of Human and Earth Rights
               Chapter 10.3     Section  1.    Ecological rights and the protection of the global life-support systems
Article 104:    It is a crime against humanity and all life on Earth not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol
Article 105:    Related aspects of the global life-support systems
Article 106:    Fresh water and clean air are primordial human rights
Article 107:    The global economy does not crush and destroy local economies
Article 108:    Ecological Integrity
Article 109:    Technologies which must be eliminated and prohibited because of hazards and dangers to life
Article 110:    Everyone has the right to life
Article 111:    Conservation of natural resources
Article 112:    The rights that the Global Community has in protecting the global life-support systems
Article 113:    To build a sustainable global community
Article 114:    Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play
                Chapter 10.4     Section  2.    Primordial human rights
                                     Chapter 10.4.1     Primordial human rights
Article 115:    Primordial human rights
Article 116:    Primordial human rights and ecological rights are the most important rights on the Scale
Article 117:    A global strategy to reinforce primordial human rights
Article 118:    Security cannot be achieved through the military
Article 119:    The production and trade in arms should be listed as a criminal act against humanity
Article 120:    We propose a world population of 500 million people
Article 121:    Policies to control our population growth
Article 122:    Policies to decrease world population
                                     Chapter 10.4.2     Respect and Care for the Community of Life
Article 123:    Respect and Care for the Community of Life
                                     Chapter 10.4.3     Human Dignity
Article 124:    Human dignity
Article 125:    Right to life
Article 126:    Right to the integrity of the person
Article 127:    Prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Article 128:    Prohibition of slavery and forced labour
                                     Chapter 10.4.4     Freedoms
Article 129:    Right to liberty and security
Article 130:    Respect for private and family life
Article 131:    Protection of personal data
Article 132:    Right to marry and right to found a family
Article 133:    Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Article 134:    Freedom of expression and information
Article 135:    Freedom of assembly and of association
Article 136:    Freedom of the arts and sciences
Article 137:    Right to education
Article 138:    Freedom to choose an occupation and right to engage in work
Article 139:    Freedom to conduct a business
Article 140:    Right to property
Article 141:    Right to asylum Article 142:    Protection in the event of removal, expulsion or extradition
                                     Chapter 10.4.5     Equality
Article 143:    Equality before the law
Article 144:    Non-discrimination
Article 145:    Cultural, religious and linguistic diversity
Article 146:    Equality between men and women
Article 147:    The rights of the child
Article 148:    The rights of the elderly
Article 149:    Integration of persons with disabilities
                                     Chapter 10.4.6     Solidarity
Article 150:    Workers' right to information and consultation within the undertaking
Article 151:    Right of collective bargaining and action
Article 152:    Right of access to placement services
Article 153:    Protection in the event of unjustified dismissal
Article 154:    Fair and just working conditions
Article 155:    Prohibition of child labour and protection of young people at work
Article 156:    Family and professional life
Article 157:    Social security and social assistance
Article 158:    Health care
Article 159:    Access to services of general economic interest
Article 160:    Environmental protection
Article 161:    Consumer protection
                                     Chapter 10.4.7     Universal health care, education, retirement security and employment services to every Global Community citizen
Article 162:    Universal services
                                     Chapter 10.4.8     The immediate formation of the Earth Ministry of Health
Article 163:    The immediate formation of the Earth Ministry of Health
                                     Chapter 10.4.9     Legal rights
Article 164: Everyone has the right to security of person
Article 165: No one shall be held in slavery
Article 166: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
Article 167: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile
Article 168:  Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence
Article 169: Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution
Article 170: Well-being
               Chapter 10.5     Section  3.    The ecological rights, the protection of the global life-support systems and the primordial human rights of future generations
Article 171:    All rights of Sections 1 and 2 apply to future generations
Article 172:    Earth Government protects rights of future generations
               Chapter 10.6     Section  4.    Community rights and the right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of its number (50% plus one) and after voting representatives democratically
                                     Chapter 10.6.1     Rights of Global Community citizens
Article 173:    Right to vote and to stand as a candidate at elections to the Global Parliament
Article 174:    Right to vote and to stand as a candidate at municipal elections
Article 175:    Right to good administration
Article 176:    Right of access to documents
Article 177:    Global Ombudsperson
Article 178:    Right to petition
Article 179:    Freedom of movement and of residence
Article 180:    Diplomatic and consular protection
                                    Chapter 10.6.2     Justice
Article 181:    Right to an effective remedy and to a fair trial
Article 182:    Presumption of innocence and right of defence
Article 183:    Principles of legality and proportionality of criminal offences and penalties
Article 184:    Right not to be tried or punished twice in criminal proceedings for the same criminal offence
Article 185:    A sense of belonging given to the Global Community
Article 186:    Directive Principles for Global Community citizens
               Chapter 10.7     Section  5.    Economic (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities) and social rights (civil and political rights)
                                    Chapter 10.7.1     Economic (business and consumer rights, and their responsibilities and accountabilities)
Article 187:     A democratically planned global economy is needed to eradicate poverty in the world
Article 188:     Corporations that they take responsibility on behalf of society
Article 189:     The quality of Earth governance is reflected in each local community worldwide
Article 190:     To make a business even better
Article 191:    Scientists, tehnologists, technicians, engineers and all professionals to find sound solutions to human needs
Article 192:    Science has a responsibility for the well-being of humanity
Article 193:    Science, technology and engineering are major forces of socio-economic change
Article 194:    Public funding should be directed towards very specific research projects related to the life-support system of the planet
Article 195:    Science, technology and engineering to state ethical responsibilties and become a voice to present and future generations
Article 196:    Prohibiting all acts, research projects, technology development, which do not conform to the ideas of humanity
Article 197:    A set of rules to balance consumption, consumer rights and responsibilities
Article 198:    Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone and to anyone or to any global community
Article 199:    The role of families has impacts on sustainable consumption and development
Article 200:    Universal quality of life values which lead to 'human betterment' or the improvement of the human condition
Article 201:     Trade laws to facilitate cross border transactions
Article 202:     Social justice is a universal value
                                     Chapter 10.7.2     Social rights (civil and political rights)
Article 203:     Social justice
Article 204:    Socially responsible use of science and technology
Article 205:    Civil and social rights and freedoms
Article 206:    Democratic rights, and equality rights
                Chapter 10.8     Section  6.    Cultural and religious rights
Article 207:    Cultural and religious differences can promote human and Earth rights
Article 208:    Encouragement for cultural diversity
Article 209:    Freedom for peaceful self-determination for minorities, refugees and dissenters
Article 210:    Freedom to profess, practice and promote religious or religious beliefs or no religion or religious belief
Article 211:    Fundamental freedoms, and language rights
Article 212:    Right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community
Article 213:    Freedom of thought and conscience
Article 214:    A crime against the natural world is a sin
Article 215:    The special responsibility that falls to all Global Community citizens
Article 216:    God's sacred Earth is the moral assignment of our time
Article 217:    Ecological Affirmations of Faith
Article 218:    Eco-justice
 








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