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New CoE Secretary General Buric to EF: Questions raised on What to Do with Recent BioEthic Challenge

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 02 October 2019
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*Strasbourg/CoE/Angelo Marcopolo/- PanEuropean, 47 Member States - strong (including Russia) CoE's New Secretary General Marija Buric from Croatia (2019-2024), speaking to "Eurofora" at the Conclusion of her 1st Press Conference, in CoE's Parliamentary Assembly, appeared Interested to Examine What Can and Must be Done Nowadays for Human Rights in front of Recent and forthcoming  Developments on BioEthic Challenges, and particularly vis a vis the Heritable Genetic Manipulations, irreversibly Transmissible to all Future Generations, which were Already illegaly "Tested" in 2 Artificial Births since November 2018, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/heritablegenemaniptrumpxihumanity.html, etc).

 

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- It all started after Buric Earlier observed that "New Challenges also Arise - and we are Witnessing this Today - with the Rapid Emergence of New Technologies : Their Influence poses Important Questions about the Application of Human Rights", she Warned.

- But, Advancing Beyond the 1st concrete Example that she gave at the Beginning, (that of "Artificial Intelligence"), "Eurofora" raised also the Question of BioEthics and especialy of the above-mentioned Heritable Genetic Manipulatios Transmissible to Future Generations (Comp. Supra),

which, Obviously, may be Abused in order to Lead to "Chimeras", "Frankenstein" kind of "Monsters", (as, f.ex., those Described at the Famous Novel : "The Island of Dr. Moreau", etc), and/or even at the Creation of Real New "Races", (as in GHWell's "Time Machine" Novel, etc), perhaps some "Alien" Type of Beings with Artificially "Enhanced" Capabilities, through a Massive Mutation by "TransHumanism", making all the Human Race look, Comparatively, as something like UnderDeveloped ..."Apes", (See, f.ex., the 1st Film "in the Planet of the Apes", with Charlton Heston, etc), and/or simply into a Society controlled by a Dictatorial Regime of Technocrats Artificially Fabricating an Hierarchy between very Different Levels of Intellectural Development, Programmed and Systematically Reproduced by  an overall Mecanism of Artificial Births, Genetically PreDetermined and Imposed by Violence and even Massive Mental Manipulations, (as in Aldus Huxley's Famous "Brave New World" Book), etc, which can Threaten to Provoke Serious Dangers Against Humanity.

- CoE Already has, Since the 1990ies, in its "Oviedo" Convention on BioMedicine and Human Rights (1998), imposed a Principle of General Prohibition of any Genetic Manipulation of Human Embryos which is done "on Purpose", in order to Affect the "GermLine" of Future Descendants, "Eurofora" reminded, as a matter of Principle.

- However, that Legal Text has "some Loopholes", and, at any case, "has Not Yet been Ratified by Many" CoE's Member States, "Eurofora" observed.

=> -  "But, What can We (CoE) do, then ?", New CoE's Secretary General, interested, wondered, and spontaneously asked "Eurofora".

 - "Many and Various MEPs, in EU Parliament, have Already Asked, Recently, for a <<Global Ban>> of Heritable Genetic Manipulations, transmissible to Future Generations", we observed, pointing to "Eurofora"s encounters with ChristianDemocrat EPP Group VicePresident Pons, "ID" Group f. President Bay,  "Left" Group f. President Zimmer, "Green" Group co-President Lamberts, etc., as well as to a Relevant MEPs' Debate, together with an EU Commissioner, earlier this year, who has Promised to "Explore" what possibilities exist for that, at an International level, (See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eppvpresidentandmepsongermlinemanipban.html, ..., http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/headofeuroleftgagainstheritablegeneticmanip.html, http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/greengrouppresidentonbioethics.html, etc).

= I.e. it's almost a Similar method as that which the CoE has Already, notosiously, chosen and Practiced, Against the abhorrent "CLONIG" of Human beings, since 1997/1998, (with an Additional Protocol to the above-mentioned "Oviedo" Convention, on BioMedicine and Human Rights), by totally Banishing it, unconditionaly.

+ Interestingly, that CoE's "Oviedo" Convention on BioEthics is Legally "Open" for Signature and Ratification even by Non-European Countries, accross All the World.

++ And New COE's Secretary General, Marija Buric, just Stressed, earlier Today, precisely while Speaking about such "New Challenges" on Human Rights by "the Emergence of New Technologies", (Comp. Supra), that "it's also an Area in which we (CoE) can Co-operate with Other International Organisations".

- "Working alongside with the OSCE, the UN, the EU, and Others, Can Often be the Best Way to Progress", Buric pointed out, Citting f.ex. as a Positive Concrete Precedent, also that of "the Abolition of Death Penalty in Europe".

=> At this point, the Current Stance of CoE's New Secretary General was to, Practically, Confirm the PanEuropean Organisation's "Interest on that" Hot and Topical BioEhical Issue, (Comp. Supra), and carefully Ask "Eurofora" for More Concrete and "Extensive" Infos, Data, Suggestions, Questions, etc., eventually Also "by Writting" asap, in order "to Examine" that matter Further asap.

+ In fact, a Previous, 2018 Official Statement of CoE's Committee of Ministers on that precise BioEthical Issue Now Evoked by Eurofora, (i.e. Heritable Genetic Manipulations, etc, Comp. Supra), boiled down in substance into Expressing CoE's Readiness for a "Debate", eventually Together with Other European, Paneuropean, International Organisations on that "Hot" and Important matter.

++ Moreover, in Parallel, a Recent CoE's Conference in relation to "Public Debates" particularly on various Controversial BioEthical Issues in general, (See: ..., etc), Revealed that there currently are, at least "2 Reports" in Preparation around that Precise Matter Today raised by "Eurofora", which Might, perhaps, arrive to Conclusions aound the End of this Year 2019 or at the Beginning of 2020, (See : ..., etc).

But, the ambiant Impression of some Experienced EU/CoE/UN+ Observers, was also that there Might be, there, some kind of cover Pressure to, on the Contrary, ...Diminish, even Lower, any eventual Protection of Human Rights in Front of that particularly "Hot" BioEthical Issue, (Including, perhaps, an apparent Attempt, probably by some "Socialist"-Leaning Grouplets, to eventually Overtake by Speed any New CoE's Secretary General from the Center-Right, ChristianDemocrat/EPP Group for the Period of 2019-2020, so that he/she finds, suddenly, him/herself in a kind of "Accomplished Facts" situation Inside Strasbourg's Organisation...

+ Indeed, During the Last 15 Years of CoE's Secretary Generals being all from the "Socialist" Group, it's Even the Important CoE Experts Committee on the Crucial Matters concering "Human Embryo" and Genetic Manipulations, etc, which was Surprisingly Abolished, (at the Times of the -Otherwise Positive- Former COE's SG Terry Davis, a Brittish "Labour" former MEP), as its Long-Time President, an Experienced University Professor from Portugal, had Bitterly Denounced to "Eurofora", (See: ..., etc).

++ In Addition, it became Evident, at the above-mentioned, November 2018 incident of Heritable Genetic Manipulations' 1st known "Test" on Artificially Born Babies in China, announced at a Hong Kong Conference, that, in Fact, the Controversial "Doctor" who did that, Even if he was of Chinese Origin, nevertheless, he had Studied, Worked, Publicized, and still was largely Supported by a ...USA Network of "Liberal/Socialist" Leaning various Lobbies, related to Former US President Barack Hussein Obama, who had been Notoriously Elected with a Record High Private amount of Money (that Even ...Multi-Millionaire Rockfeller didn't have, Neither Any Other Presidential Candidate in USA's History !) comming Largely by "Big-Pharma", "BioTech", and Other such Related Lobbies...

Roughly speaking, the main Dividing Line Between 2 Main Sides on this Topical "Hot" Debate, (inevitably Related, at least Partly, also with the so-called "Trans-Humanism" Row : Comp. Supra), currently stands Between those who Try to Establish a clear "European and/or Global Ban", after a quasi-Agreed Previous "Freezing", Earlier, (as for "Cloning" Human Persons, Death Penalty, etc : Comp. Supra), and those who, on the Contrary, Seek (Openly or in a Cover manner) to Allow such Controversial and Obviously Dangerous Practices on Human Beings, which Inevitably put all Humanity at Stake, (Comp. Supra), Merely Claimig to place them "Under certain Conditions", (more or less Anodynous and/or Utopic/Impracticable).

>>> Meanwhile, perhaps, at least a Provisional "Bridge" able to somewhat Rapproach those 2 Currently Opposed Sides, could be to Agree to Launch a Series of Parallel and quasi-Synchronous Efforts for efficient Scientific/Technological Research particularly on the Open and UnCertain, Today, Questions of :

 (1) Cancer and/or Other DNA-related Diseases or Anomalies which might be Provoked by such Practices, (as it was Already Discovered Recently) ;

(2) How to Detect and Prevent any eventual Attempt to Slyly Impose such Controversial and Dangerous  Heritable Genetic Manipulations on Human Embryos, (withOut Neither the Parents, Nor the responsible Public Authorities Knowing Anything !), particularly in cases of Artificial (IVF etc) Births, (which are, by a Strange "Coincidence", currently Multiplying, all around, under Various, apparently un-related, by Surprizingly "Synchronous", Pretexts, including, f.ex., some Homosexual Lobbies and/or Others);

(3) Technological Possibilities to, eventually, Prevent even at the Last Minute), or, otherwise, at least Reverse and/or Cancel (totaly or partialy) Any such controversial Heritable Genetic Manipulation transmssible to Future Generations, which Might have been Committed in a Hidden way, Out of any responsible Democratic Public OverShight respectful of Human Rights, (sometimes Even withOut a Child's Family being Able to Know what Really Happened !).

 Otherwise, Naturally, it's at least the "Principle of Precaution" which should apply, (as, inter alia, also the co-President of "Green" MEPs at EU Parliament, Lamberts, recently told on that issue to "Eurofora" : See ..., etc), which, (as an Experienced EU Commission Senior Officer on RTD previously had Agreed with "Eurofora"), can Also, Not just Hinder, but even Stimulate various adequate (Warning, Detecting, Preventing, Protecting, Reversing, Restoring, etc) Scientific Research and Technological Developments, practically Allied to Topical Struggles for Basic Human Rights.


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Former "Green-Red" German government's Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer's job at the controversial Turkish pipeline "Nabucco" was denounced as "not proper", "very bad", and "incompatible with Democracy", by the new President of EU Parliament's EuroLeft Group, German Lothar Bisky, replying to an "EuroFora" question.

For once, criticism of Joschka Fischer's doings with Turkey affecting Europe, didn't come only from the Center-Right of the political spectrum, but even from his Left side : The experienced Bisky, who has been chairing all over 1993-2009 the PDS - Die Linke party :  

- "Former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer got involved in dealings with oil-gaz business in a foreign country, Turkey, and its controversial Nabucco pipeline. This raises questions about Democracy, also because of the well known problems of Human Rights violations in that country. Do you thing that this might be abused in order to cover up and close EU's eyes on Human Rights violations ?", "EuroFora" asked Bisky.

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- "Nabucco pipeline is (only) at the planning stage". And "there are some difficulties",  he observed from the start. But "'I don't want to get into the details of Nabucco pipeline, because I don't think that there is any point for it at the moment".
 
At any case,  "we  (EU Parliament's EuroLeft Group) strongly believe that Politicians should not get involved in the Energy Business, and all these commercial transactions", President Bisky declared on the Joschka Fiischer's affair.

- "We feel that it's something that shouldn't be done. It's not proper !"           

- "We don't think that it's compatible with Democracy either, and it gets politics into a very Bad track", Bisky went on to denounce.
                                                                                                                                                                        
- "EuroLeft  and "Die Linke" always spoke against that, saying that politicians should not get directly into the arms of private enterprises"

- "It is pretty bad if a former Minister takes a job f.ex. in a major Energy producer. So, it's an issue if a Minister who may have seen excellent opportunities, subsequently gets personally grasp of them, in very serious parts of the economy, once he has given up his (Government) job."

- "It doesn't really make politics in general look any better'", Bisky concluded.

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Earlier, this week in Strasbourg, other Journalists had also raised critical questions on former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer's involvement in the conroversial Turkish Nabucco pipeline to the President of his own EuroParty : Kohn-Bendit of the "Greens", who, contrary to Bisky, tried to find excuses for Fischer, while criticizing his long-time partner, Schroeder for having done a similar move :

- "Shroeder was chancellor", and he "negociated" with "Russians", who gave him a job only "3 Months" after he resigned from the Government. While "Joschka Fischer", on the contrary, got a job with the controversial Turkish Nabucco pipeline only "4 Years after" he left the Government. "He didn't negociate Nabucco", so I have "no objection", Kohn Bendit claimed.

But, many Facts indicate the contrary :

Joschka Fischer was Foreign Minister in Germany from 1999 up to 2005 : I.e. from the year that EU took the controversial decision to give Turkey a "Candidate" status, until he year it started controversial "accession negotiations, (later declared "open-ended" after Sarkozy-Merkel's arrival from 2005-2007).

During that period was prepared the controversial so-called "Annan" Plan (in fact, drafted by others and attributed afterwards to the former UN SG) on Cyprus, which failed after a Popular Referendum said "No" on 2004 with a large Majoriy of 3/4 : 75%. Mainly because it was criticized for making too much concessions to the Turkish side :  Particularly by restricting Greek Cypriot Refugees' Human Right to return to their ancestral Land and/or get restitution of their Familiy Homes and private properties, usurpated by Ankara's Army since the 1974 militay invasion and continuing occupation of the northern part of Cyprus. And by weakening the Central Government, leaving to 2 "constituent States" so much powers and separate interests that more conflicts appeared inevitable, provoking the danger of a break-down in the foreseable future, with more crisis, troubles, perhaps bloodshed, etc., instead of creating an harmoniously integrated, really one federal State.

The controversial Plan was finalized on March-April 2004 at Burgenstock (Switzerland), curiously in the presence of an Envoy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, then governed by Joschka Fischer, but in the absence of a French and not even an European Union's Envoy, contrary to what was usually practiced on similar occasions in Switzerland (fex. in 1997 at Montreux, in 2000 at Geneva, etc).

Turkey notoriously exploited the failure of the "Annan" Plan in order to convince the EU to decide to start accession Negotiations on December 2004. This provoked an unprecedented series of Institutional Crisis inside the EU, shortly afterwards, when French and Dutch People rejected, 2 popular EuroReferenda by a majority "'No" vote to the EU Constitutional Treaty on 2005, aggraveted in 2004 a Majority Abstention to EU Elections, etc., followed by the recent Irish "No", etc.

"Nabucco" Gas pipeline was notoriously planned since ..2002. It follows an even earlier idea, for an Oil pipeline Baku-Ceyhun, which started to be prepared on 1999-2001 and was meanwhile recently completed.  

So, facts indicate that what is now at stake is based on decisions made during Joschka Fischer's term as former Foreign Minister, closely interested in Turkey's controversial EU-bid.

To the point that he now practically ...switched jobs with a poliician from Turkey, (the State which pays today openly Joschka Fischer), Mr. Ozdemir, who came earlier in Germany, got fast the nationality, and became EiuroMP in a few years, continuing now as head of the "Greens" in Germany, i.e. in Joschka's former job !...

Such astonishing facts risk, unfotunately, to give to German politician Lothar Bisky's criticism of  representative Democracy a topical meaning :

 - "We (EuroLeft Group) think that what is really at stake is Democracy. It's not only about Gas Pipelines or Energy sources", President Lothar Bisky went on to add in his reply to "EuroFora"'s question on Joscka Fischer's personal interests in the controversial Turkish "Nabuco" pipeline.

Such facts, "make People get more distance from Politics. ...People had had enough, and they are fed up !".

- "That's why we (EuroParliament's "EuroLeft" Group) want to strengthen Direct Democracy in Europe. Citizens should be involved in the (EU) Decision-making. In the end of the day, it's not going to help anyone if Politicians are always taking decisions, without involving Citizens. We want to give a voice to the People of Europe. They've got to have their say in the decisions that are taken. That's one of our absolutely fixed and steadfast views. We want more Direct Democracy in Europe. That's how it can become more effective and stronger", he concluded.

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