NEIL KEENAN UPDATE: CORRECTION REGARDING NEW GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS COURT AND THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ø International law expert provides clarification
Ø The International Chamber of Commerce is not needed to collect new Global Human Rights Court’s judgments
Ø The new court’s status and legitimacy is the same as the ICC arbitration court
Ø Common law contract basis provides foundation
by Michael Henry Dunn
September 4th, 2013 – In the wake of the recent update on the progress of The Keenan Group’s campaign to free the Global Collateral Accounts, the need for a correction has come to light regarding information provided on the new global court of human rights. This court has already been licensed in a free country of the non-aligned movement, and will include 174 nations as signatories, placing themselves under the court’s jurisdiction. The court will be a fully transparent court of record, with all cases made public. This writer’s post on the subject also emphasized the swift enforcement of judgments the new court will possess, mentioning a relationship with the International Chamber of Commerce. The distinguished lawyer and jurist whom I interviewed at length for that article has offered a further clarification in response to our post, explaining the exact manner in which such judgments would be enforced (for security reasons, this person’s name cannot be provided at this time).
The original article, published on September 1st, stated:
“As the court’s rules will be established on the foundation of contract law, they will function in cooperation with the International Chamber of Commerce, which by current U.N.-sanctioned treaty signed by nearly every country in the world (including the U.S.) allows for immediate collection through local mechanisms of any and all judgments, by means of wage garnishment, asset seizure, and all other appropriate means.”
The above statement was incorrect, proceeding from this writer’s misinterpretation of the judge’s original wording. In a clarifying communication, the judge stated, “Nobody needs the International Chamber of Commerce to enforce our court’s judgments….Our court will have the same status and legitimacy as the ICC arbitration court, by common law contract basis….we can enforce our own judgments, just as ICC is able to enforce theirs.”
I regret the error, and am glad of the chance to clarify this important question. Additional details on the rules and functioning of the new global human rights court will be provided in future postings.
Michael Henry Dunn