The inability of a child to thrive in a Constitutionally protected God based perpetual threat and rape culture is not a fault of the child; however it does become their odious responsibility upon reaching adulthood. The Christian religion at it's core is a toxic mechanism whereby intergenerational trauma has been kept alive, active and deeply embedded in each new generation over the past 2,000+ years.
PUBLISHED: January 13, 2024 3:29:14 PM
Laws or Principles that could be legislated to bring a stop to sexual abuses by clergy.
child protection legislation: This is a set of laws and policies that govern how child protection
interventions work in each state and territory in Australia, based on the principles of the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of the Child 1. This
legislation could protect the vulnerable children who have been sexually abused by clergy, by providing them
support and services, and by ensuring that the authorities take action against the abusers and report them to
criminal justice syste1.
• The National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021–2031: This is a framework that outlines the shared vision, outcomes, principles, and actions for protecting Australia's children, in collaboration with the Commonwealth, state and territory governments, the non-government sector, and the community 2. This framework could protect the vulnerable children and adults who have been sexually abused by clergy, by promoting a public health approach that focuses on prevention, early intervention, and response, and by addressing the underlying causes and risk factors of abuse and neglect, such as poverty, social isolation, mental health issues, and intergenerational trauma 2.
• The Pope's revision of canon law: This is a recent change in the Catholic Church law that explicitly criminalises grooming, sexual abuse, and economic fraud by clerics, and that requires bishops to take action against the offenders and report them to the civil authorities 3 4 . This change could protect the vulnerable women and children who have been sexually abused by clergy, by providing them with more clarity and justice, and by holding the abusers accountable and responsible for their actions and omissions 3 4 .
• The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW): This is an international treaty that affirms the rights and equality of women, and that obliges the states parties to take measures to eliminate discrimination and violence against women in all spheres of life 4. This treaty could protect the vulnerable women who have been sexually abused by clergy, by recognising their human dignity and autonomy, and by challenging the patriarchal and hierarchical structure and culture of some religious institutions that enable and perpetuate such abuse 4.
• The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): This is an international treaty that protects and promotes the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, and that requires the states parties to take actions to prevent and combat abuse, exploitation, and violence against persons with disabilities. This treaty could protect the vulnerable persons with disabilities who have been sexually abused by clergy, by acknowledging their diversity and inclusion, and by ensuring that they have access to justice, support, and services, and that they are consulted and involved in the decision-making processes that affect them.
• The Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT): This is an international treaty that prohibits and condemns torture and other forms of ill-treatment, and that requires the states parties to take effective measures to prevent and punish such acts, and to provide redress and rehabilitation to the victims. This treaty could protect the vulnerable women and children who have been sexually abused by clergy, by recognising that such abuse constitutes a form of torture or ill-treatment, and by demanding that the perpetrators are prosecuted and punished, and that the victims are compensated and assisted.
• The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): This is a landmark document that proclaims the inherent and inalienable rights of all human beings, regardless of their race, religion, sex, or any other status. This declaration could protect the vulnerable women and children who have been sexually abused 1 2
by clergy, by affirming their dignity and worth, and by asserting their rights to life, liberty, security, equality, justice, and freedom from fear and oppression.
• The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG): This is an international treaty that defines and criminalises genocide, and that obliges the states parties to prevent and punish acts of genocide, and to protect the groups that are targeted by such acts. This treaty could protect the vulnerable groups that have been sexually abused by clergy, especially if such abuse is part of a systematic and intentional attempt to destroy or harm the group in whole or in part, based on their ethnic, racial, religious, or national identity.
• The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC): This is an international treaty that recognises and protects the rights and best interests of the child, and that requires the states parties to take measures to ensure the survival, development, participation, and protection of the child. This treaty could protect the vulnerable children who have been sexually abused by clergy, by acknowledging their special needs and views, and by ensuring that they are safeguarded from all forms of violence, abuse, and exploitation, and that they have access to care, recovery, and reintegration.
• The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR): This is an international treaty that guarantees and safeguards the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people in Europe, and that establishes the European Court of Human Rights as the mechanism to monitor and enforce the compliance of the states parties with the treaty. This treaty could protect the vulnerable women and children who have been sexually abused by clergy, by granting them the right to a fair trial, the right to an effective remedy, the right to respect for private and family life, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the right to be free from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment.
1: Australian child protection legislation https://aifs.gov.au/resources/resource-sheets/australian-child-protection-legislation
2: Safe & Supported: the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2021–2031 https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/12_2021/dess5016-national-framework-protecting-childrenaccessible.pdf
3: The Pope changes canon law to explicitly criminalise 'grooming' and sexual abuse of adults https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-02/pope-francis-church-law-priests-sexual-abuse-adults/100183472
4: Vatican laws changed to toughen sexual abuse punishment https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57318959 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
: Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
: Convention on the Rights of the Child
: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
The Reality Field Guide for Constitutional Change#JusticeReformed
Conflict of Interest: When an institution is both the alleged perpetrator of harm and the provider of care to the victims of that harm, there is a clear conflict of interest. This can undermine the trust in the care provided and potentially re-traumatize individuals seeking support.
Moral and Ethical Considerations: There is a moral and ethical imperative for care providers to act in the best interests of their clients. When the care provider is associated with the source of trauma, this can be compromised. Survivors might feel pressured to forgive or reconcile, which can impede their healing process.
Secular Society and Human Rights: In a secular society that upholds human rights, it's crucial that victims of abuse receive impartial and unbiased support. This includes access to services that are independent of the institutions involved in their trauma.
Legal and Human Rights Obligations: There may also be legal and human rights obligations to consider. It's important that survivors have access to justice and reparations, which can be hindered by conflicts of interest.
Transparency and Accountability: There needs to be transparency and accountability in how these institutions handle allegations of abuse and provide support to victims. Without this, there is a risk of perpetuating abuse and obstructing justice.
In light of these issues, it may be more appropriate for independent organizations, unaffiliated with any religious institution, to provide medical and mental health services to survivors of abuse. This would help to ensure that the care provided is free from conflicts of interest and aligned with the best interests of the survivors.
It's also important for secular societies to critically evaluate the role of religious institutions in public life, especially when it comes to issues of health and welfare, to ensure that human rights are respected and upheld.
2023 Findings in Spain found that 0.6% of the population of Spain had been sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests and laity. Being a 2024 Catholic in today's real world
Current world population is 8 billion - 0.6% = 48 million alive today who are likely to have been raped by Catholics globally.
"This is a matter for the church and I respect the internal judgements of the church. I don't stand outside the church and provide them with public lectures in terms of how they should behave. I've noted carefully what his Holiness has said in the United States. Obviously that was a source of great comfort and healing in the United States. I'm like all Australians very much looking forward to what the Pope has to say here in Australia as well, as I am to my own conversation with the Pope later this morning." Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, 17 July 2008. more
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absolute precision in every aspect; however time and the evidence will show that I am closer to the truth than
any religion has been or will likely be.
Let history be the standard by which that is measured.
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Atkinson get it wrong - again
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