What follows is a shortened version of the transcript. As I prepare to depart from Rome after the Extraordinary Synod on the Family there are dozens of emails yet unanswered from friends […]. And indeed, it seemed to me, given the way Amnesty works, this was a typical "CYA" (cover your ass) operation, which is, they knew they were going to have to do something on Jenin, so they did the least amount possible in order to cover themselves.
So that has an impact over in London too. In November 2019, the CBI filed a case against Amnesty International alleging that it had received funding of Rs.36 crore without the mandatory permission required under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act. No such arguments were heard when a suicide bomber turned a Passover dinner into a tragedy. Francis Boyle: Amnesty International is primarily motivated not by human rights but by publicity. Again, I'm talking in the context of Jenin. I really don't know. They were there as the Israeli military went into Jenin and went door to door and attacked with helicopters, and they were there, they say, to study the way in which Israelis do this kind of urban action. They'll use euphemisms like "human rights violations" or "violations of international humanitarian law."
Its battle honours glitter. By then it had come out that this was Kuwaiti propaganda put together by the PR firm, Hill & Knowlton, and I demanded an investigation. In theory it's supposed to be, in theory it's elected. Boyle has a long and shaky relationship with Amnesty. This is a press release, that's all they have. Francis Boyle: Let me say one thing. More than a decade of grassroots organization within Amnesty's membership base finally succeeded just two years ago in moving the organization to take a position critical of the genocidal sanctions against the people of Iraq, sanctions which have killed approximately a million and a half Iraqis, one third of them children. Third comes getting more members. The group said its updated policy “confirms that human rights protections start at birth, in line with international law.”, Rajat Khosla, senior director of research and advocacy at Amnesty International, said Sept. 28 the update was developed “in consultation with human rights experts, medical providers and the Amnesty movement, and informed by years of research and engagement with women and girls whose lives have been shattered by restrictive laws.”. Eventually, it did come out that the United States Embassy had been notified that a massacre was going on at Sabra and Shatila, and despite that, did nothing for 48 hours -- so that the massacre could be concluded -- before the U.S. embassy said anything at all about it to the Israelis. Dennis Bernstein: We are going to be talking about the restrictions and hesitations that seem to be coming out of Amnesty International, and I think before we get into the substance of the questions, why don't you just talk a little bit about your own background and your experience with Amnesty International over the years. And internally, this is the way it's done. And again, my conclusion on this was that this was a typical "CYA" operation, that they knew various people were going to say to them, you know, 'What did you do on Jenin?' This magazine will cover the topic of Human Rights Watch in a future issue. Dennis Bernstein: Let's talk about Amnesty International and the carnage of Jenin. Or it could be participation, I don't know. Francis Boyle: Well that, and in addition, you have here in the United States the very powerful rule played by the Israel lobby on Amnesty International USA. Violations of law, however, cannot be condoned under the pretext of human rights.
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That is, it's basically a small clique of people who have been in power for a good twenty years, or their friends and their buddies that they co-opt through a bogus nominating process to put on there. -- JW]. And I think they put a half-researcher on it ... which was pretty pathetic. And finally, they settled on our terms on a Sunday afternoon before I was to file the lawsuit Monday morning. The bishops’ conference had cancelled entirely… […], Washington D.C., Aug 23, 2019 / 07:00 pm (CNA).- Medical professionals do not give up their right to conscience protections upon accepting a job, Catholic healthcare organizations have argued in support of new rules issued by the Department of Health a… […].
And again, if you don't believe me, go search your Lexis-Nexis database and see if there has ever been an apology by Amnesty International for the Kuwaiti dead babies report. More Information Credibility and Legitimacy of NGOs, More Information Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories. Amnesty's performance on the April 2002 massacre at Jenin is another blot on its frequently laudable record.
Dennis Bernstein: Now we know that at the end of that war, the United States was responsible for killing perhaps as many as 100,000 people who were trying to flee at the end of the Gulf War. And it had been put on the fast track, they were ramming it through. Francis Boyle: I got very actively involved in 1982.
So again, on Israel, I could give you twenty years of what they've done to try to sabotage, interfere with, prevent, cover up on Israel. Highlighting that India has an independent judiciary, MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stressed that the framing of laws is a "sovereign prerogative".
It did not seem to me that it had gone through the normal quality control process. MEA official spokesperson Anurag Srivastava remarked, "We have seen some comments by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on an issue relating to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Can religious organizations engage in public service? AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is the biggest human-rights organisation in the world, with 70 national chapters and 1.8m-plus members. They are the only human rights organization in the entire world to have refused to condemn apartheid in South Africa. According to him, the violations of the law cannot be justified in the garb of human rights. “Every life lost is a tragic failure of the international system to guarantee the most fundamental of our human rights,” Koren continued. How do they go about rationalizing their actions? When I tried to work with the Amnesty International chapter down in Puerto Rico, they had invited me to go down there to speak -- they're separate from AI USA -- they invited me, I met them, they came to our convention, I worked with them. She claimed that the "vaguely worded" FCRA has had a detrimental impact on human rights NGOs such as Amnesty International. Or finally, after many years of outing them on this, now they're no longer supporting it but they're not doing much. And yet we knew, the U.S. government knew for a fact, that the massacre was going on. While serving on the board of Amnesty USA in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Boyle repeatedly tried to get the group to investigate the brutal Israeli treatment of Palestinians with little success. Around the world, supporters of the Nicaraguan people's struggle for self-determination were outraged by the timing of a 1986 Amnesty report critical of the Sandinista government, which helped Reagan push another Contra Aid appropriation through a reluctant congress, at exactly the moment when the anti-Contra movement was beginning to get serious political traction. Now they can give you some cock-and-bull theory about why they wouldn't do this. And I remember once -- this was when I was on the board -- I got the agenda of, the Amnesty International secretary general was coming over to the United States for a trip, and I got his agenda and he was meeting with just about every pro-Israel group and leader you could possibly imagine on that list here in the United States, and undoubtedly, they were all going to claim that Amnesty was even doing too much with respect to Israel.
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