26 February 2008

Kosovo Constitution: No Protection for the Unborn

One sees the heavy hand of the U.N. and E.U. in the draft Constitution of newly independent Kosovo:
Article 25 of the draft document on the "Right to Life" removes protection from the unborn stating that, "every individual enjoys the right to life from birth," and Article 26 grants "the right to make decisions in relation to reproduction in accordance with the rules and procedures set forth by law," further giving each Kosovar "the right to have control over his/her body in accordance with law."

The draft constitution specifically ensures that "no one shall be discriminated against on the basis of … sexual orientation" but gives no special protection to the traditional family. In fact, the English version of the draft article on the "Right to Marriage and Family" leaves out mention of men and women, stating only that "Based on free will, everyone enjoys the right to marry and the right to have a family."

"Direct applicability" of eight international treaties would be imposed once Kosovo adopts the constitution, including the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its Protocols.
This only highlights the point that Kosovo as a nation is a fiction; in reality it is our first postmodern state, a U.S.-E.U. backed protectorate, with little official say apart from the permission of their patrons.

You can read the entire draft Constitution here.

(hat tip: Jeff Miller)
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