Since it began in 2001, the committee has been working on creating and finishing three pieces of international law that would expand intellectual-property regulations to protect things like Indigenous designs, dances, words and traditional medicines.
Words, huh? Well, if culturally appropriating “words” becomes illegal, I hope it means every hipster d-bag who greets people with “Namaste” can be punched in the nards.
And they’ve been working on this for sixteen years? Good Lord. I bet “working on” these three laws involved a lot of first class international travel and conferences at five-star resorts. And, it being the UN, probably some child molesting.
Speaking to the committee Monday, James Anaya, dean of law at the University of Colorado, said the UN’s negotiated document should “obligate states to create effective criminal and civil enforcement procedures to recognize and prevent the non-consensual taking and illegitimate possession, sale and export of traditional cultural expressions.”
Funny how the UN takes up every left-wing cause, but does nothing about, oh, I don’t know, the ongoing genocide of Christians in the Middle East and Africa.