Why are we still mucking around with our derelict and conflicting national legal systems?

Meet the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, a Universal Human Rights Instrument to which each and very United Nations member country is subject, regardless of its national legal system.

I'm diverting again from finishing the publication of the series on the SSI-S and ISS, but I feel this one is too important.

The Declaration, signed by all UN member states and adopted during the 40th UN General Assembly on 29 November 1985 under the General Assembly resolution 40/34:

constitutes the basis of international standards concerning the treatment of victims. It is “designed to assist governments and the international community in their efforts to secure justice and assistance for victims of crime and victims of abuse of power.”

I'll let you read it in its entirety. I feel it is hugely important in the context of this blog, so much so you really have to read it in its entirety. It is only 2 good pages. I'll just give you a teaser through its point 18.

Victims of abuse of power 18. “Victims” means persons who, individually or collectively, have suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that do not yet constitute violations of national criminal laws but of internationally recognized norms relating to human rights.

If you've been reading this blog, and all the articles discussed so far (and there is so much more ground to be covered), you know I am smiling at the corrupt and criminal Swiss authorities in light of this declaration from ... 1985!

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