Say NO to African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights embrace of LGBT Doctrine
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) was conceived in 1979, under the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which was unanimously agreed by the parties to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Till that point, the OAU had been mainly focused on Africa's liberation from colonisation and on eliminating apartheid in South Africa. And so, the abuses of power of some regimes existing at the time in Africa largely went uncommented on.
Thus, in 1986, when the Charter came into force, the Commission was set-up to help safeguard and vindicate the human rights of people who had no other recourse to justice.
This was, and still is, a noble cause.
However, nowadays, "human rights" bodies such as the ACHPR are being co-opted by foreign-funded NGOs (like, Human Rights Watch) whose goal it is to use these bodies for the purpose of spreading a liberal social agenda. And, unfortunately, the ACHPR is no exception.
In fact, just this May, during the sitting of the ACHPR's 60th Ordinary Session, it emerged that the Commission is now attempting to mainstream the LGBT agenda into its documents, including gender ideology.
The modus operandi, used by some of the Commissioners and Special Rapporteurs to promote the LGBT agenda, usually takes the following form: when discussing some tangentially-related issue, they usually insinuate that homosexuals are somehow affected in some way. And, by simply inserting the LGBT agenda into the discussion in that manner, their ideology and "talking points" are magnified beyond all proportion.
For example, on 8th May, the Commission commented on torture, generally. But, as above, a special reference to homosexuals was also included, so that, now, the LGBT agenda and torture can be quoted in the same breath.
On 10th May, the same kind of tactic was employed by some members of the Commission, who were discussing policing policies. During the discussion, a special reference to homosexuals and the "right to assembly" was included, which was an obvious challenge to the laws prohibiting NGOs from promoting the LGBT agenda in certain countries, like Nigeria.
The Commission have been promoting the LGBT agenda for several years now, particularly in its "soft law instruments" - documents like resolutions, general comments and guidelines. And, though these soft law instruments do not carry the force of law in any party state, they do have the effect of influencing national parliaments and statehouses.
By routinely using undefined and legally-unrecognised terms, such as "sexual orientations and gender identity,” “gender expression,” “intersex traits,” “homophobia,” and “transphobia," the promoters of the LGBT ideology, within the ACHPR, can use the ambiguity of these terms to push any agenda without consequence.
In particular, they can use such biased language to increase international pressure among member states to legalise "same-sex marriage" and homosexual adoption; to outlaw therapy for those who wish to cope with or overcome their unwanted same-sex attraction or gender nonconformity; and, to censor religious teachings on homosexuality.
But, as above, these terms have no universally-agreed-upon legal or scientific definition. The United Nations does not recognise these terms, nor are these terms recognised in any ratified international treaty. And, yet, the Commission have seen fit to use them repeatedly in their soft law documents over the last few years.
This is wrong, and, given the fact that homosexual acts and the promotion of the LGBT agenda are illegal in the majority of African nations, there is clearly NO (zero!) legal or popular mandate for the promotion of the LGBT agenda by the ACHPR.
This petition, which is directed to the ACHPR itself, as well as to two of the larger parties to the Charter (Nigeria and Kenya), therefore, demands that the ACHPR cease and desist from the promotion of the LGBT agenda, or face a funding freeze.
Obviously, discrimination and violence are wrong and should always be condemned, and those responsible should be prosecuted. However, member states currently have the obligation to do so for LGBT people because they are human beings. But, the ACHPR is incrementally putting in place all of the language structures to eventually give LGBT affected people "special rights", somehow separated from the rest of us by their sexual preferences.
Africans and African states must use their common sense and reject this harmful agenda being promoted by the ACHPR. Thank you for signing!
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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights have NO mandate to embrace LGBT Doctrine