US Deems UN Human Rights Commission Not Competent; Canada Sued

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The following statement was recently issued by the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) regarding a Complaint filed against Canada and the US by whistleblower and former CIA financial contractor, Harmon Wilfred, "…the United States of America has not accepted the competence of the Human Rights Committee or that of the Committee against torture to examine individual complaints". The UN Commission has since required the removal of the US from Wilfred's Complaint leaving Canada as the sole offending state.

In essence, the US enjoys UN Human Rights Council membership with the authority to accuse and condemn other member states for human rights violations, but refuses to be held accountable themselves

With this latest required adjustment of Harmon Wilfred's UN Petition, a second revised Complaint solely against Canada was presented on November 7, 2007 to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. Wilfred's original UN Complaint and UNHCR claim #7440099 against the US was presented and filed on April 12, and May 11, 2007 respectively; with the first Complaint revision naming Canada as an additional offending state, presented on June 12, 2007.

Although the United States is a long standing member of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR); and its direct involvement in the alleged human rights violations under the Clinton Presidency remains material to Wilfred's Petition; the US refuses to recognize the competence of the UN to adjudicate any individual complaints against the American government. "In essence, the US enjoys UN Human Rights Council membership with the authority to accuse and condemn other member states for human rights violations, but refuses to be held accountable themselves," says Guneet Chaudhary, Wilfred's international human rights attorney.

Wilfred's latest Human Rights Complaint against Canada remains before a UN sub commission under the ICCPR for allegations of tortuous and unlawful incarcerations, degrading treatment, unlawful punishment, and multiple violations of his civil and political rights. The Petition now calls for international condemnation of Canada, and prays for the minimum restitution of $20 Million Canadian Dollars and the restoration of Wilfred and his children's inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Wilfred renounced his US citizenship on 1 March, 2005 and currently resides in self imposed exile as a stateless refugee claimant with his Canadian wife in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is founder and Director of Combined Technology, a New Zealand based global VoIP Internet Telco.

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