Tag Archives: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United States
Here is Article 8 of UDHR with my original commentary:
- Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Article 8 makes a bill of attainder an illegal act internationally and protects all people from punitive treatment without a fair trial.
I am sorry to say that I had completely misread Article Eight, and I now offer a new understanding of how the United States abuses expats under this article. Continue reading
New Debate on Swiss TV
Again for those of you that understand French or that do not mind making sense of translation tool outputs, please find here a link for tomorrow night’s live debate on Swiss bank secrecy and US attempts to weaken it: http://www.infrarouge.ch/ir/1887-banquiers-suisses-tricheurs The debate will be available for view on the tsr.ch website by at least Wednesday night. Please feel free to enroll on the site and post your comments straightaway, (even in English— I have seen at least one comment in English accepted and displayed on the site).
US tax policy, FATCA, FBAR criticized on a Swiss website: the embarrassment of the United States — English translation of the open letter
Here is a link to the English translation of the open letter in French, published several days ago on the Infrarouge public debate program’s site at Télévision Suisse Romande.
I would encourage anyone here who has the time to post responses on the TSR Infrarouge website in order to fuel the debate and increase awareness amoung the Swiss of how bad the situation is: