Amnesty must protect conscience rights
Amnesty International has moved a long way from their original core mission to protect prisoners of conscience.
Instead of protecting those persecuted for upholding their beliefs, Amnesty has become the persecutors.
Colm O’Gorman, CEO of Amnesty International in Ireland has put the organisation's name to an open letter calling on politicians to strip political representation from people with critical views on transgenderism and gender ideology. The letter, published in the Gay Community News, calls anyone who has scepticism about the wisdom of allowing children to transition or the process of self-identification, “bigoted” and “aligned with far-right ideology”, even though many of the most prominent critics are feminists and/or themselves members of the LGBT community.
Stripping citizens of political representation is in breach of the provisions of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and as the gender-critical movement is predominantly female, it would also potentially breach the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Iseult White who is the granddaughter of one of Amnesty International’s co-founders, Sean McBride, has also condemned this letter, describing the attempt to remove political representation from people of conscience as a "chilling move."
Colm O’Gorman’s response to the criticism has been to double down and resort to further insults, stating that he is proud Amnesty has signed the letter.
This is not the first time Amnesty International in Ireland has been embroiled in controversy - in 2017 they were forced to return a large donation from a foreign organisation, George Soros’ Open Society Foundation designed to fund the Repeal Campaign, as this was in breach of the law. They have also taken a political position by signalling their support for the legalisation of prostitution - an industry which exploits and commodifies women.
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Amnesty are becoming the oppressors