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DRAFT

SDG Target 16.3.2. TAP #27

27 Ensure That All Human Rights and Civil Liberties Are Respected, Observed, and Protected for All Humankind and Ensure Equal Access to Justice for All

(Updated May 13, 2016)

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27.1    Introduction


This plan outlines actions required to ensure that all human rights and civil liberties are respected, observed, and protected for all humankind and ensure equal access to justice for all.



TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

27.1    Introduction

 

27.2    Purpose

 

27.3    Objectives

 

27.4    Actions:

                       27.4.1 Inform and Educate the Public and Private Sectors on Human Rights and Civil Liberties Using the People’s Global Factual Information and Education Program

                       27.4.2 Ensure That All Human Rights and Civil Liberties Are Observed and Protected for All Humankind

                       27.4.3 The President Order Government Officials and Private Actors Who Are Committing Abuses or Other Crimes to Cease.

                       27.4.4 The FBI and U.S. Attorneys Humanely and Privately (not secretly) Investigate, Negotiate With and/or Prosecute Alleged Lawbreakers With Timely Restitution For Victims, Rehabilitation for Lawbreakers and Restorative Justice for Both

                       27.4.5 When Military Forces Phased out Under TAP 19, Eliminate the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Military Tribunals

                       27.4.6 Reform Surveillance Policies and Practices at the Federal, State, and Local Levels to Restore Personal Privacy

                       27.4.7 Protect the Right to Dissent

                       27.4.8 Ensure That Profiling or Discriminating Against Any Person, Race, or Group is Properly Codified as a Crime and Enforced

                       27.4.9 Eliminate Excessive Government Secrecy and Expand Government Oversight

                       27.4.10           Reform and Phase-Out Counter-terrorism Policies

                       27.4.11           End the War on Drugs, Vacate as Null and Void Drug User Laws and Sentences. Release Non-Violent Prisoners

                       27.4.12           Congress Stop Funding and Shutdown the School of Americas

                       27.4.13           End exploitation of people of the U.S. and the world

                       27.4.14           End discrimination in all forms

                       27.4.15           Provide equal, due process, human, economic rights for all the people of America and the world

                       27.4.16           Gain Statehood for Washington DC. The rights of the people of Washington DC are being denied by not having statehood

                       27.4.17           Retain Roe v. Wade, while taking actions to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

                       27.4.18           Close military prisons at Guantanamo immediately.

                       27.4.19           Ensure detainees are treated humanely and their rights are observed and end "advanced interrogation techniques” (mental/physical abuse and torture), warrant-less arrests and searches, secret detentions and renditions.

                       27.4.20           Oppose bans on same-sex civil unions and marriages.

                       27.4.21           Support the right to same-sex civil unions and marriages.

                       27.4.22           Ensure Internet neutrality.

                       27.4.23           Eliminate “Presidential signing statements”.

 

27.5    Background

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27.2   Purpose


The purpose of this TAP includes to implement SDG Target 16.3.2 “Ensure equal access to justice for all” It also outlines Target Actions required to ensure that all human rights and civil liberties are observed and protected for all humankind and violations of human rights and civil liberties are corrected.

 

27.3   Objectives


The objective of this plan esure that all human rights and civil liberties are observed and protected for all humankind.

 

27.4   Actions:                                                   

 

27.4.1 Inform and Educate the Public and Private Sectors on Human Rights and Civil Liberties Using the People’s Global Factual Information and Education Program

 

27.4.2 Ensure That All Human Rights and Civil Liberties Are Observed and Protected for All Humankind (Target Action Plan #27) including those guaranteed by the Constitution, others retained by the people and the International Bill of Human Rights which consists of:

 

27.4.2.1 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which includes in articles 22 to 27: the right to social security; the right to work; the right to equal-pay-for-equal-work; the right to rest-and-leisure; the right to a standard-of-living adequate for health and well-being; the right to education; and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community.

 

27.4.2.2 The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (with its two Optional Protocols) and

 

27.4.2.3 The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

 

Using National Security as an excuse not to respect or protect human rights and civil liberties is unconstitutional and criminal.


 

27.4.3 The President Order Government Officials and Private Actors Who Are Committing Abuses or Other Crimes to Cease. This includes:

 

27.4.3.1 Indefinitely detaining, torturing, utilizing extraordinary renditions, or failing to ensure fair trials in Article III courts;

 

27.4.3.2 Violating any human rights or civil liberties in particular the right to social security; the right to work; the right to equal-pay-for-equal-work; the right to rest-and-leisure; the right to a standard-of-living adequate for health and well-being; the right to education; and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community;

27.4.3.3 Violating personal privacy, or security, or punishing dissent;

 

27.4.3.4 Profiling or discriminating against anyone or any group based on race, ethnicity, or national origin;

 

27.4.3.5 Implementing excessive government secrecy, or limiting government oversight;

 

27.4.3.6 Promoting national-security or counterterrorism policies that violate human rights, civil liberties, or the rule-of-law;

 

27.4.3.7 Assisting, aiding or abetting conduct of abuses by voting to provide funds for them

 

27.4.3.8 Conspiring to violate rights;

 

27.4.3.9 Ordering, conducting or condoning raids, rounding up, imprisoning and deporting dozens of members of Central American families seeking refuge from extreme violence and dire economic conditions in their communities of origin. http://www.soaw.org/news/organizing-updates/4354-stop-the-raids-and-focus-instead-on-us-policy-towards-central-america

 

27.4.3.10  Other crimes are shown on www.HumaneJustice,org

 

27.4.4 The FBI and U.S. Attorneys Humanely and Privately (not secretly) Investigate, Negotiate With and/or Prosecute Alleged Lawbreakers With Timely Restitution For Victims, Rehabilitation for Lawbreakers and Restorative Justice for Both (Target Action Plan #30). This includes those who have and/or are committing the crimes and/or abuses listed in Section 27.4.2 above:

 

27.4.5 When Military Forces Phased out Under TAP 19, Eliminate the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and Military Tribunals Target Action Plan #19 § 19.4.9:

 

27.4.6 Reform Surveillance Policies and Practices at the Federal, State, and Local Levels to Restore Personal Privacy

 

27.4.7 Protect the Right to Dissent

 

27.4.8 Ensure That Profiling or Discriminating Against Any Person, Race, or Group is Properly Codified as a Crime and Enforced.

 

27.4.9 Eliminate Excessive Government Secrecy and Expand Government Oversight.

 

27.4.10  Reform and Phase-Out Counter-terrorism Policies which should include:

 

27.4.10.1  Treat any unlawful act of terrorism as a crime with trials if necessary in Article III courts.

 

27.4.10.2  Consider mitigating and extenuating facts during the investigation and negotiation phases in all cases.

 

27.4.11  End the War on Drugs, Vacate as Null and Void Drug User Laws and Sentences. Release Non-Violent Prisoners

 

27.4.11.1  After 40 years, the War on Drugs has not reduced the supply or use of illegal drugs and has resulted in the wrongful mass incarceration of large numbers of minorities for nonviolent offenses.

 

27.4.12  Congress Stop Funding and Shutdown the School of Americas

 

27.4.13  End exploitation of people of the U.S. and the world

 

27.4.14  End discrimination in all forms

 

27.4.15  Provide equal, due process, human, economic rights for all the people of America and the world

 

27.4.16  Gain Statehood for Washington DC. The rights of the people of Washington DC are being denied by not having statehood

 

27.4.17  Retain Roe v. Wade, while taking actions to reduce unwanted pregnancies.

 

27.4.18  Close military prisons at Guantanamo immediately.

 

27.4.19  Ensure detainees are treated humanely and their rights are observed and end "advanced interrogation techniques” (mental/physical abuse and torture), warrant-less arrests and searches, secret detentions and renditions.

 

27.4.20  Oppose bans on same-sex civil unions and marriages.

 

27.4.21  Support the right to same-sex civil unions and marriages.

 

27.4.22  Ensure Internet neutrality.

 

27.4.23  Eliminate “Presidential signing statements”.

 

27.4.24  Cease All Civil Asset Forfeitures             

 

27.4.24.1  Vacate as null and void laws that allow officials and agencies to seize assets without warrants or if a person is not convicted of or even charged with a crime and return seized assets with compensation for damages.

 

27.4.24.2  Enforcement personnel and agencies are violating individuals rights and wrongfully and unlawfully seizing individuals’ assets without warrants or probable cause whether a person is convicted of or even charged with a crime, under the assumption that the assets are connected to a drug offense.

 

27.5   Background

 

“The US operates a sprawling, unaccountable Surveillance State that - in violent breach of the core guarantees of the Fourth Amendment - monitors and records virtually everything even the most law-abiding citizens do. Just to get a flavor for how pervasive it is, recall that the Washington Post, in its 2010 three-part "Top Secret America" series, reported: "Every day, collection systems at the National Security Agency intercept and store 1.7 billion e-mails, phone calls and other types of communications.

 

The Obama administration has spent the last four years aggressively seeking to expand that Surveillance State, including by agitating for Congressional action to amend the Patriot Act to include Internet and browsing data among the records obtainable by the FBI without court approval and demanding legislation requiring that all Internet communications contain a government backdoor of surveillance.