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Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by JJay55
It's not my culture and it's not my country and it's not my business.
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by ravenshadow13
Lets make it simple.
Change these sick laws or we will not give you money.
Change these sick laws or we will not recognise you as a country.
Change these laws, not because it is the right thing to do, but if you don't, we, as a country, are going to make life suck for you and your people so bad, that you will come begging to us to be nice again.
Want money? Change the damn law!
Want global recognition? Change the damn law!
Want food for your people? Change the damn law!
Want us to buy oil? Change the damn law!
Want protection from your enemies? Change the damn law!
Want to stay in power?
Change the damn law.
edit to add; please forgive the language. I felt it was appropriate. I wanted/used this to convey the emotional commitment I hand to the topic.
[edit on 27-8-2009 by mikerussellus]
Originally posted by rapunzel222
Maatouq Al-Abdullah, a member of the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR), said there is no system in place regulating the marriage of young girls, something that he said results in adverse psychological, health and social effects.
"adverse psychological, health and social effects"... that has to be the biggest understatement of the decade.
im sorry but humans make me sick. there is so much of this happening to young girls worldwide. its just incomprehensibly sick and monstrous.
Originally posted by ravenshadow13
reply to post by DrumsRfun
If it was my child, of course it wouldn't happen.
But the person whose child it WAS, the father, authorized the marriage. Obviously the child did not.
If it was my child over there, I would contact the government and remind them that this is against the charter that they signed which set the adult age at 18. If they refused to take action, I would sue. If that didn't work, I would contact the UN.
If they had never signed this charter and it was my child, I would use my parental rights as a citizen of this country to have the child live with me and I would also use my rights as an American to overrule the marriage.
These options would not be available to the family and if the country had not signed the charter, it would have to go through unless the government of that country felt strongly against it because of the bad publicity.
[edit on 8/26/2009 by ravenshadow13]
Originally posted by JJay55
I think the UN was designed to be the central location for instances like this. Humans would take a complaint before a council of elders from all over the world and present their injustices.
New York, March 26, 2009 – A Libyan diplomat, Ali Triki, is expected to become the next President of the United Nations General Assembly, for 2009-2010 (the 64th GA Session). The African Union endorsed Libya to nominate a candidate in early 2008, and Triki – a Special Adviser to Libya’s head of state Muammar Qadhafi – is the country’s nominee. The election will take place in the GA plenary in June.
Triki’s tenure in Qadhafi’s 40-year administration has spanned a period of time that includes “the bombing of a Berlin discotheque in 1986, the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988; as well as the 1996 massacre of inmates of Libya’s Abu Salim prison, and the repression and jailing of democratic dissidents, such as Fathi Eljahmi, to this day,” according to a Forbes.com column. When Libya hanged two students who opposed Qadhafi in 1984, then-Foreign Minister Triki reportedly said, when asked to explain the executions, “Sometimes you need it.”