(Open Letter to the Feminazi United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights -- a former Chilean politician)
Hey, Michelle Bachelet!
If General Pinochet kept people like you out
of political office, he must have been a great man!
You referred to the following issues, amongst others:
The Russian armed attack on the Ukraine, which began on 24 February;
The lives of millions of people are in upheaval as they are forced
to flee their homes or hide in basements and bomb shelters as their
cities are pummeled and destroyed. You
do not mention all the dead and injured soldiers -- presumably because
they are probably all men, and you don't lile men.
Indiscriminate attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian
law and may amount to war crimes. You
do not mention the fact that, according
to the Washington Post, most Ukrainian men ages 18 to 60 have
been banned from leaving the country, in anticipation that they
may be called to fight. You do not say that that as is a possible
Ukrainian war crime -- probably because you don't like men.
Across Ukraine, the rights to life, liberty and security are under
attack. You do not mention the rights
to life, liberty and security of Ukrainian men ages 18 to 60.
Those are Human Rights, but you do not appear to think that men
Freedom of expression is under threat. What
about freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sex, in the
case of Ukrainian men ages 18 to 60?
It is essential for other countries to extend such welcome to
all who have fled, without discrimination.
Then you immediately go on to urge destination countries to provide
particular protection to women and
children, many of whom (you say) face risks of human trafficking,
including sexual and labour exploitation.
That constitutes discrimination against men on your part!
How do you know that any men who have managed to escape Ukraine
do not also face risks of human trafficking, including sexual and
You disgust me! But what is worse is that
the United Nations and the entire World seem to have similarly erased
men from the category "human", for Human Rights purposes.
Because we have let women out of the kitchen and given them the vote,
you reward us for our stupidity by discriminating against men and simply
erasing men from consideration, as far as victims of sex discrimination
Democracy depends on Human Rights, but if men
are not considered human, Democracy does not exist for men, and Pinochet
and other autocrats are the only possible answer!
OFFICE OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Update to the Human Rights Council on Ukraine
30 March 2022
49th Session of the Human Rights Council
Item 10: Oral update on the situation of human rights in Ukraine
Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Colleagues and Friends,
The Council has received the report on Ukraine covering the period
from 1 August 2021 to 31 January 2022 pursuant to Human Rights Council
resolution 47/22. As the context has dramatically shifted since then,
my statement today will focus on the human rights and humanitarian
crisis that has unfolded since the Russian armed attack began on 24
For more than one month now, the entire population of Ukraine
has been enduring a living nightmare. The lives of millions of people
are in upheaval as they are forced to flee their homes or hide in
basements and bomb shelters as their cities are pummeled and destroyed.
I echo the Secretary-General’s words that “continuing
the war in Ukraine is morally unacceptable, politically indefensible
and militarily nonsensical.”
The hostilities must stop, without delay. Today, I call on the Russian
Federation to heed the clear and strong calls of the General Assembly
and of this Council, and immediately act to withdraw its troops from
In the five weeks since the conflict began, the UN Human Rights Monitoring
Mission in Ukraine has recorded at least 1,189 deaths of civilian
men, women and children and at least 1,901 injuries. We know the actual
figures are likely far higher. In many places of intensive hostilities,
such as Mariupol and Volnovakha, it is very challenging to obtain
a comprehensive picture.
The persistent use of explosive weapons with wide area effects in
populated areas is of immense concern. These weapons include missiles,
heavy artillery shells and rockets, and airstrikes, causing massive
destruction of and damage to civilian objects. In addition, my Office
has received credible allegations that Russian armed forces have used
cluster munitions in populated areas at least 24 times. We are also
investigating allegations that Ukrainian armed forces have used such
Homes and administrative buildings, hospitals and schools, water
stations and electricity systems have not been spared. To date we
have verified 77 incidents in which medical facilities were damaged
to various degrees, including 50 hospitals, 7 psycho-neurological
facilities and 20 other medical facilities. Overall, 55 medical establishments
were damaged, 10 destroyed, and two were looted. Actual numbers are
again likely to be considerably higher, and reports of additional
incidents are being corroborated by the Human Rights Monitoring Mission.
Indiscriminate attacks are prohibited under international humanitarian
law and may amount to war crimes. The massive destruction of civilian
objects and the high number of civilian casualties strongly indicate
that the fundamental principles of distinction, proportionality and
precaution have not been sufficiently adhered to.
Civilians are enduring immeasurable suffering, and the humanitarian
crisis is critical. In many areas across the country, people urgently
need medical supplies, food, water, shelter and basic household items.
Above all, they need the bombs to cease, and the weapons to fall silent.
In several besieged cities, my Office has noted a significant increase
in mortality rates among civilians that can be attributed to disrupted
medical care coupled with conflict-related deprivation and stress.
As one woman from Kyiv told my colleagues: “I cannot imagine
the situation of people with diabetes, or those undergoing cancer
treatment, for whom it is critical to regularly take medications.”
People with disabilities and older people face a particularly
appalling humanitarian situation. Long-term care facilities are suffering
a lack of food, heating, electricity, water and medication. Many residents
who have chronic health conditions rely on others for care and are
struggling to access bomb shelters or safe areas. At least one facility
for bedridden patients and other people with disabilities, mostly
older people, came under fire while its residents were inside, with
dozens of alleged casualties. My colleagues in Ukraine are working
to establish the fate and whereabouts of survivors. Moreover, displaced
people with disabilities, now staying at poorly equipped temporary
facilities, often lack access to health care and rehabilitation services.
Since the beginning of the invasion, Russian armed forces have carried
out attacks and military strikes on and near large cities, including
Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Sievierodonetsk, Sumy, and
Mariupol, and the capital, Kyiv.
In the besieged city of Mariupol, people are living in sheer terror.
The situation is worsening by the day, with constant shelling, fighting
in the streets and people struggling to survive with the bare minimum
of life’s necessities including food, water and medical supplies.
We are looking into allegations that some Mariupol residents
have been forcibly evacuated, either to territory controlled by Russian-affiliated
armed groups or to the Russian Federation.
Across Ukraine, the rights to life, liberty and security are
under attack. Detention of civilians who are vocal about their pro-Ukrainian
views in territories under control of Russian forces has become widespread.
My Office has also received allegations of killings of two civilians
considered to be affiliated with Russian armed forces or supporting
pro-Russian views. There are reports of up to 350 conflict-related
detentions by Ukrainian law enforcement officers including four cases
where the individuals’ relatives received no information regarding
their formal arrest, place of detention or their fate. Furthermore,
I am very concerned by the abundance of videos available through open
sources depicting interrogations of prisoners of war that have been
taken by both Ukrainian and Russian forces.
We have also received some allegations of conflict-related sexual
violence, including rape, and have been working to corroborate them.
Additionally, freedom of expression is under threat. Every day, many
journalists are courageously fighting a crucial battle against mounting
misinformation and propaganda, often putting their own lives at great
risk. Seven journalists and media workers have been killed since hostilities
began, and another 15 have come under armed attack, nine of whom were
injured. We have also documented the arbitrary detention and the possible
enforced disappearance of 22 journalists and civil society activists
who have been vocal against the invasion in Kyiv, Kherson, Luhansk,
and Zaporizhzhia regions.
I underscore that independent, objective reporting of the facts on
the ground is absolutely vital to counter the harmful spread of misinformation
The devastating consequences of this war are being felt far outside
Nearly a quarter of Ukraine’s population have been forced
to flee - over 4 million people have fled the country since the attack
began, and an estimated 6.5 million are internally displaced.
It is encouraging to see the outpouring of support offered to
refugees by Ukraine’s neighbours and other countries around
the world. I reiterate that it is essential to extend such welcome
to all who have fled, without discrimination. I also urge destination
countries to provide particular protection to women and children,
many of whom face risks of human trafficking, including sexual and
Additionally, a rise in Russophobia has been observed in a number
of countries. My Office continues to monitor this closely.
As the war approaches its sixth week, I reiterate my calls for
States to respect and uphold international humanitarian and human
rights law. I urge humanitarian assistance to be delivered safely
and effectively. All civilians must be protected and those who wish
to leave must be provided safe passage in the direction they choose.
And prisoners of war must be treated with dignity and full respect
for their rights.
The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine will continue
its vital monitoring role. Despite the very difficult security context,
staff in various parts of the country continue to document civilian
casualties, the impact of hostilities and violations of human rights.
I take this opportunity to thank all who are working to assist the
people of Ukraine.
Every day, my colleagues are listening to the heartbreaking stories
of Ukrainians whose lives have been shattered by these brutal attacks.
Just last week, they asked a simple question to a displaced man from
a town in eastern Ukraine – “where are you from?”
His reply: “I am from Izium, a city that no longer exists.”
The terror and agony of the Ukrainian people is palpable and
is being felt around the world. They want the war to stop, and to
return to peace, safety and human dignity.
It is long past time to heed their call.