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Thursday, April 29, 2010

This Federal Case Filed in Los Angeles Is One We Will Keep Tracking

On AlterNet now, To Read click title here:

Under UN Criminal Code, Lawsuit Charges Cardinals Mahony in L.A. Rivera in Mexico City, for Catholic Priest Pedophile Crimes

(“These Crimes Require International Court Jurisdiction,” reads Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial filed April 20, 2010, in U.S. Federal Court for the Central District in Los Angeles. Jeff Anderson in Minnesota and his team at Kiesel Boucher Larson lawfirm in Los Angeles filed suit regarding a pedophile priest who traveled back and forth between Mexico and Southern California, leaving behind victims in both countries. Quotes from lawsuit document below elaborate on this creative application of international law to pursue guilty parties in Catholic Church hierarchy eventually all the way to the Vatican:)

“Because the sexual abuse, fraud, and cover-up present extraordinary circumstances and violate the law of nations and enforceable international norms rendering it appropriate for special treatment by this Court.” (Under Alien Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. Paragraph 1350 )
“To protect the child from all forms of physical of mental violence, injury or abuse… including sexual abuse.”
ARGUMENTS from Complaint filed April 20, 2010
Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up Violates the Law of Nations and Enforceable International Norms
Paragraph 66: Sexually abusing a child and conspiring to conceal and coverup sexual abuse violates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Articles 19 and 34. Specifically these articles state:
Article 19
1. Calls for protections of children:
“From all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including:
“Including sexual abuse.
FROM Kay Ebeling, The City of Angels Is Everywhere

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