Article 14


Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) states:

Article 14.

(1) Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.
(2) This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Both the Labor and Liberal governments of Australia seem to be acting or have acted in defiance to this section of the Declaration which their predecessors agreed upon. Coming here by boat does not, and should not be considered to, constitute crime or an act contrary to the principles of the UN.

Perhaps Australians should demand a plebiscite to see if we agree with our government seemingly arbitrarily pulling us out of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?








  1. I know what you mean!

    I was about to ask just what use IS the UN really, but then i realised – the UN is like that niggling little goody two-shoes conscience thingy we all have that tells us what we really should do while were busy not doing it.

    I think we’d probably slide even further down the dungheap than we currently are if we did not have them both. 😉



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