–At Bennet&Rey Lawyers we support any type of peaceful protest against racism – in accordance with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
–We are heartbroken to see what has happened in the United States and what can happen in the rest of the world as public bodies treat individuals in a discriminatory way on the basis of race, ideology, gender, social origins etc.
–We are worried that political arguments increase discrimination and racism and that the consequences are not taken into consideration. Society takes its views from its politicians.
–The right of free expression is a fundamental right, recognised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which many countries – including the United States – have accepted.
What needs to happen in order to convince everyone that we are all one race?
How are we going to deal with the very serious challenges such as climate change, the increase use of AI and technological revolution if human beings continue to be divided?
We ask politicians and public institutions to take responsibility and to show responsibility in the things that they say, and also to accept the responsibilities required in the treaties which their countries have accepted.
We are unconditionally in favour of the political demonstrations of our brothers and sisters in the United States and we send our sympathy to the family of George Floyd as well as to so many others who are suffering discrimination.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Article 1 –All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2 – Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political.
Article 3 –Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 7 – All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law.
Article 10 – Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Article 19 – Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek receive and impart information and ideas though any media and regardless of frontiers.