Instructor: Mba Mbulu Black Nationalism 201

Prerequisite Course: Failure to take Black Nationalism 101 will hinder your understanding of the issues dealt with in Black Nationalism 201. If you have not taken Black Nationalism 101, please do so. If you have taken Black Nationalism 101, please review it.

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Read the information that follows. Be able to expound on the following issues.

(1) Why should Black People be concerned about international laws and resolutions?

(2) Have you ever heard of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights? If not, why do you think you have not been made aware of it?

(3) What is the importance of "The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights" and "The Economic Covenant on Civil and Political Rights"? Why have you not heard of these laws before?

(4) Had you ever heard of UN Resolutions 1514 and 1541 before? If not, why do you think you have not been made aware of them?

(5) Who will be the final lawmaker insofar as the self-government of Black People is concerned?

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International Law Foundation in Support of a Totally Separate and Independent Black Government in North America

Copyright 1996,1998, 1999 ASET, M. Mbulu All rights to everything on this web site are reserved.

United Nations resolutions, once ratified by the member states, become international law and are binding. But, the UN does not have the power to enforce its laws. Still, resolutions agreed to by the member states of the UN take on treaty like status. According to Article 4 Section 2 of the US Constitution: "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land"

Therefore, the United States is bound to act in accordance with resolutions/laws passed by the UN and ratified by the appropriate US office. It is within this context that Black People need to be aware of the following resolutions agreed to by the United Nations and ratified by the appropriate office or body of the United States government. These laws, and more, will be dealt with in greater detail in the International Law 101 course.

(1) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

Article 15

"1. Everyone has the right to a nationality.

2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality."

Article 21

"The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government"

(2) Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1963)

Article 1

"1. In this Convention, the term "racial discrimination" shall mean any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life."

Article 9

"1. States Parties undertake to submit to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, for consideration by the Committee, a report on the legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures which they have adopted and which give effect to the provisions of this Convention: (a) within one year after the entry into force of the Convention for the State concerned; and (b) thereafter every two years and whenever the Committee so requests. The Committee may request further information from the States Parties."

Article 15

"1. Pending the achievement of the objectives of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, contained in General Assembly resolution 1514(XV) of 14 December 1960, the provisions of this Convention shall in no way limit the right of petition granted to these peoples by other international instruments or by the United Nations and its specialized agencies."

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(3) The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966)

Article 1

"(1) All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

(4) The Economic Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)

"Recognizing that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom and freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his civil and political rights, as well as his economic, social and cultural rights..."

Article I

"1. All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

Article 2

"2. Where not already provided for by existing legislative or other measures, each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take the necessary steps, in accordance with its constitutional processes and with the provisions of the present Covenant, to adopt such other measures as may be necessary to give effect to the rights recognized in the present Covenant."

(5) Resolution 1541

--"The integration should be the result of the freely expressed wishes of the Territory's peoples acting with full knowledge of the change in their status, their wishes having been expressed through informed and democratic processes, impartially conducted and based on universal adult suffrage"

(6) Resolution 1514 The Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (1960)

--2. "All persons have the right to self-determination; by virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development."

--4. "All armed action or repressive measures of all kinds directed against dependent peoples shall cease in order to enable them to exercise peacefully and freely their right to complete independence, and the integrity of their national territory shall be respected."

I did not make up these laws. I have nothing to gain by fooling you or tricking you. These Black nationalists from past eras did not make up these laws. They had nothing to gain by tricking or fooling the Blacks of their time. All they were doing is making Black People aware of options We have that can result in a tremendous improvement in the quality of Our lives. We have Our future in the palms of Our hands, and there are laws and forces in operation that will help Us secure a worthwhile future. But those laws and forces will not mean a thing unless We take advantage of them. If We don't help Ourselves, why should anyone else be concerned about Us?

Please review this lesson at your convenience and at your own pace. Afterwards, you can proceed to the next lesson.

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