B.C. groin waxing case is a mockery of human rights by Rex Murphy


I seriously wonder - seriously - if this story somehow made it to the ears of an incarcerated and tortured North Korean, how he would respond to the invocation of human rights law to cover such a matter? How could he, being beaten, doing forced labour on starvation rations, locked in for life, possibly with every family relation imprisoned too, intellectually or morally digest that in some way the case(s) in B.C. were being adjudicated under the same rubric of human rights as his situation?

What has happened to the noble concept of human rights? Much of what we engage with is playing with the idea of rights when others are groaning under real pain in real prisons - when real human rights are violated.

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