August 31, 2010
By Bruce Cunningham
Well, how interesting! It seems the U.S. Department of Justice has changed its website. Gone are the colorful red, white and blue U.S. flag decorations on the page,
replaced by stark black and white.
And at the top of the page, is a rather interesting quote:
“The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people.”
Catchy, huh? Just one tiny little (too small to be relevant obviously) point — the quote is from C. Wilfred Jenks, who in the 1930’s was a leading proponent of the “international law” movement, which had as its goal to impose a global common law and which backed ‘global workers’ rights.’
Call it Marxism, call it Progressivism, call it Socialism — under any of those names it definitely makes the DOJ look corrupt in their sleek, new black website with Marxist accessories to match.
See for yourself: http://www.justice.gov/
At the start of the second world war, Mr. Jenks was appointed Secretary of the Committee that arranged for the Office to continue functioning throughout the War. Jenks therefore worked closely with the two Directors who headed the Office during and just after the War – John Winant and Edward Phelan. With Phelan, he drafted the Declaration of Philadelphia in1944, which became part of the ILO Constitution and restated the Organisation’s aims and purposes. Jenks was also appointed to the ILO delegation to the San Francisco conference which established the United Nations in 1945.
Before becoming Director-General, Wilfred Jenks had the main responsibility for many years for the ILO’s activities in regard to international labour standards and human rights, and he played a major role in devising the diversified machinery for ensuring compliance with these standards. This machinery, widely recognised as the most advanced in international organisations, Jenks described as “a synthesis of boldness of conception with caution in execution.” Jenks also played a critical role in launching the ILO’s main operational programmes, and he liked to recall that he had been one of the ILO’s first technical cooperation experts, having been sent on mission to Venezuela in 1938. He helped to establish close working relations between the UN agencies, expanded ILO activities in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and helped to develop the Programme of Industrial Activities and the ILO’s procedures for safeguarding the rights of workers and employers to establish and join organisations of their own choosing.
As Director-General, Jenks was faced with a politicization of labour problems resulting from the East-West conflict. His profound knowledge of the Organisation served him well in this task, and he remained a firm advocate of human rights, the rule of law, tripartism and the moral authority of the ILO in international problems.
Wilfred Jenks was born in Liverpool on 7 March 1909 and educated at primary and secondary schools in the Liverpool area, the University of Cambridge and the Geneva School of International Studies. He was a Scholar of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and took a double first in history (1929) and law (1931). He was award the Cecil Peace Prize in 1928 for a study on international arbitration. He held honorary degrees from many universities throughout the world. He lectured at the British Academy and the Universities of Georgia and Yale and was five times visiting professor at the Hague Academy of International Law. He was one of the international advisers to the American Law Institute on the drafting of its Statement of Essential Human Rights, one of the texts which served as a basis for drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wilfred Jenks died in Rome on 9 October 1973 at the age of sixty-four.
Remember the DOJ is going after Arizona and SB1070 exercising State rights by trying to control illegal immigration.
The report sent to the UN Human Rights council also includes Arizona and SB1070/
The DOJ has also “shelved” the prosecution of the terrorist connected to the USS Cole bombing (ten years ago)….More than likely until AFTER the November elections.