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José Ramos-Horta as human rights high commissioner?

Human Rights Tribune - 6 June 08

Juan Gasparini/Human Rights Tribune

Brazil, Portugal and Australia are encouraging the President of East Timor, José Ramos-Horta, to put forth his candidacy for the next High Commissioner for Human Rights. But the Nobel laureate has not yet made a final decision despite reports that UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon would also support his candidacy.

The President of East Timor since 2007, Ramos-Horta has been convalescing following an attack that could have cost him his life in February 2008 and dipolmats in Geneva say he would like to leave this dangerous role.

Six other candidates are under consideration for the post in a confidential process going on in New York. From Africa there are two candidates from Senegal: Adama Dieng, the registrar for the International Tribunal for Rwanda, Pierre Sané, the former Secretary General of Amnesty International as well as Francis Deng of Sudan, the Secretary General’s advisor for the prevention of genocide.

From Latin America there is Luis Alfonso De Alba, Mexico’s Ambassador in Geneva and former president of the Human Rights Council. From Asia: Kyung-wha Kang of South Korea, the Deputy High Commissioner and Hina Jilani of Pakistan who is currently at the end of her mandate as Special Rapporteur for protecting the defenders of human rights.

Translated from the French by Claire Doole

5 comentários:

Margarida disse...

José Ramos-Horta vai ser alto-comissário dos direitos humanos ?
Tribuna dos Direitos Humanos - 6 Junho 08

Juan Gasparini/Human Rights Tribune

Brasil, Portugal e a Austrália estão a encorajar o Presidente de Timor-Leste, José Ramos-Horta, a avançar com a sua candidatura para ser o próximo Alto Comissário para os Direitos Humanos. Mas o laureado do Nobel não tomou ainda uma decisão final apesar de notícias de que o Secretério-Geral da ONU, Ban Ki-moon também apoiaria a sua candidatura.

O Presidente de Timor-Leste desde 2007, Ramos-Horta tem estado a convalescer depois de um ataque que podia ter-lhe custado a vida em Fevereiro de 2008 e diplomatas em Geneva dizem que ele quererá deixar o seu perigoso cargo.

Seis outros candidatos estão sob consideração para o cargo num processo confidencial que decorre em Nova Iorque. Da África há dois candidatos do Senegal: Adama Dieng, o registrar para o Tribunal Internacional Tribunal para o Rwanda, Pierre Sané, o antigo Secretário-Geral da Amnesty International bem como Francis Deng do Sudão, o conselheiro do Secretário-Geral para a prevenção de genocídio.

Da América Latina há Luis Alfonso De Alba, Embaixador do México em Geneva e antigo presidente do Conselho dos Direitos Humanos. Da Ásia: Kyung-wha Kang da Coreia do Sul, Vice-Alto Comissário e Hina Jilani do Paquistão que está correntemente no fim do mandato como Rapporteur Especial para proteger os defensores dos direitos humanos.

Traduzido do Francês por Claire Doole

Anónimo disse...

December 23, 2006 is now a relevant date to test this man's suitability to become high Commissioner for Human Rights. That was the day a boy of 13 yaers of age was slapped by Horta after he allegedly threw a firecracker in the path of his vehicle convoy near the IDp Dili Airport camp. The boy was an IDP.

What about issues such as respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary? Horta signed letters and instructed the police and security auhtorities not to arrest then fugitive the deceased Alfredo Reinado. Finally, he is the only Nobel Peace Prize Winner I know who endorsed and supported the US led invasion of Iraq.

I am not certain of how the UN vets its candidates for such important posts. I hope it is more transparent than it usually is.

Anónimo disse...

Good on you Anonimo! I thought I was the only one who could clearly see the antics of this man called Jose ramos Horta. With all due respect, any one considering Ramos Horta candidacy for that post, would have completely lost its mind. They might as well call on Osama for that post. Some people, think they know more about East Timor and the Timorese than the Timorese themselves. That's a very patronizing attitude.They only look for people like Ramos Horta and xanana because they're the only people they know. they proceed to judge all timorese people as incompetent and inadequate to be the leaders of their own country. Then they complain about Sadam Hussein, Pinochet, Soeharto, Burma Military Junta toname only a few. They create the monsters then try to fight them at the cost of many innocent lives. Me no understand this. But hopefully many intelligent people out there who will not fall for Horta's charms. The investigations on 11th of February have not been clear and final. Who can guarantee that Mr. Horta himself did not play his game and ended up caught in his own game? You people are intelligent enough to draw your own conclusion as long as you are true to yourselves.

Long live Democracy and transparency

h correia disse...

O Anónimo das 2:06 tem razão.

Anónimo disse...

Reaction and Comment launched by Dr. Kolimau 2000 over Lusa expectation to nominee Horta to take post of the UN Human Rights High Commissioner

With this recent news I am very pragmatic in saying that if Jose Manuel Ramos Horta will replace Louise Arbour with the post of Human Right High Commissary to the UN, it will be very shameful for entire Worldwide Organization as defender of the Human Rights and simultaneously the UN will denigrate its own image before the all Worldwide Human Rights activists in every angles and in every positions in the our Human Society in this Planet, that we the human being are inhabitant now. As all of you still bring in your fresh memory that Jose Manuel Ramos Horta after became the one of the most controversial leader to the East Timorese People during the period of the DRET Restoration from May 20th 2002 till nowadays, his position with concerning the Human Rights Sacred Principles have been changed dramatically and his action in the human rights field was and is not well noted properly in very lucid manner with Sacred Principles of the Universal Declaration for the Human Rights that in the resistance time he was struggled for it. It is very lamentable to say to all of you that Jose Manuel Ramos Horta that I met in the resistance period lobbed and struggled for the East Timor Independence in diverse aspects and in particular attention to the most heinous crimes committed inhumanly manner by the dictator Soeharto’s Army Forces against the entire East Timor People have been applauded but now it is quite to my astonishment that from 2002 till today Jose Manuel Ramos Horta became the one of the most ashamed to be connoted as the most loyal and good advocate and best collaborators guardian for the butchery dictators of this millennium and one of his most very ashamed and immoral practice to be continue judging by all East Timor People in particular and in general by the Worldwide public opinion that have been lost their most beloved ones fought for East Timor Liberation and all their entire family have been massacred barbarically by the very despotic, tyranny, the militarist dictator Soeharto and his cohorts generals with their apparatus and military powerful machinery during the illegal occupation and annexation of East Timor to the Republic of Indonesia.

With this very concrete case all of you may know well how about the whole East Timor People feeling now towards the position of the Jose Manuel Ramos Horta with related the Human Rights concerns over deflagrates violations perpetrated by Indonesians illegal occupation Army Forces in East Timor soil during the 24 years over towards the fully right of East Timor People existence as the People and Nation in this corner of the Planet.

As many NGO, GO, JOURNALIST, RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, HUMAN RIGHTS VOCALISTS, STUDENTS, INTELTUALES, LABORS, PEASANTS, LABOR SINDICATS, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD THAT LOVE DEMOVRACY, FREEDOM, PEACE, EQUALITY AND LIVING IN MUTUAL RESPECT AND TOLERANCE MANNER and so on…have been pressured actual regime of the Indonesia to crack down and finally must to be submitted to the justice and posterior to be punished the all dictators in Indonesia former regime that have been acted immorally in very barbaric act of the savagery, butchery and with cold blooded hands of the many innocent East Timor and Indonesia People during the period of the dictator Soeharto’s administration. With this very concrete case Jose Manuel Ramos Horta contradicted, ignored and finally cheated the all Sacred Principles of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights and he became the most pompously protector of the dictatorship of the Region. On this valid argument we do call attention to the worldwide leaders those are defenders of the real democracy, freedom, justice, peace and love for all human being should reprove that very ashamed rumors, speculations or even the facts that will move the very collaborationist of the dictator Soeharto and his cohorts like Jose Manuel Ramos Horta for the UNHRHC’s post that in very absolutely manner, Jose Manuel Ramos Horta has not deserve any moral right to be contemplated for that mentioned post.

Men or women are expected to take post of the UN Human Rights High Commissary should to be conferred and to be qualified by his or her excellent work for Human Rights in all extension of the words, but never merely honored by the appearance with so many flourished speeches as Horta and Xanana always diverted attention of the East Timor People and do try to implement their fantasies to continue deceive weakness and poorest East Timor People for their own interest.

Dili, East Timor, June 20th 2008.

Dr. Kolimau 2000


Todas as traduções de inglês para português (e também de francês para português) são feitas pela Margarida, que conhecemos recentemente, mas que desde sempre nos ajuda.

Obrigado pela solidariedade, Margarida!

Mensagem inicial - 16 de Maio de 2006

"Apesar de frágil, Timor-Leste é uma jovem democracia em que acreditamos. É o país que escolhemos para viver e trabalhar. Desde dia 28 de Abril muito se tem dito sobre a situação em Timor-Leste. Boatos, rumores, alertas, declarações de países estrangeiros, inocentes ou não, têm servido para transmitir um clima de conflito e insegurança que não corresponde ao que vivemos. Vamos tentar transmitir o que se passa aqui. Não o que ouvimos dizer... "

Malai Azul. Lives in East Timor/Dili, speaks Portuguese and English.
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