Friday, March 16, 2012

IHEU reminds Human Rights Council of Churches’ Failure to Protect Children

by Roy Brown

Columnist Roy Brown in his speech in the United Nations Human Rights Commission highlights the pathetic condition of the children and writes, “We will be speaking in more detail under agenda item 4 about one particular form of child abuse that has become prevalent in many parts of Africa – namely accusations of witchcraft and demonic possession against children by priests and pastors of evangelical churches; accusations that are having catastrophic consequences for the children concerned, often resulting in the torture or death of the victims.
Our second point relates to States’ obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child to file full reports on their responsibilities under the Convention every five years, yet we note with concern that several States have failed to fully honour that obligation. We would cite just one example: it is now 20 years since the Holy See filed their last report.”

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