Boere Crisis Action declaration to the UN
17 January 2012 1 Comment
from Boere Krisis Aksie (B.K.A.), Hannes Engelbrecht
- To the President and Cabinet of the Republic of South africa;
- To the United Nations’ Security Council
- To the Member States of the United Nations
- To parliamentarians of foreign governments outside South Africa
DECLARATION OF INTENT: January 17 2012
A. Recognition of our right to self-determination;
B. Recognition as a legitimate resistance movement;
C.Call for financial assistance.
In terms of the United Nations’ resolution adopted with a 143 – 4 majority in September 2007 regarding the right to self-determination we, the Afrikaner/Boer people of the Republic of South Africa, hereby give notice that we seek sanction through the United Nations and supporting organisations to declare our independence from the Republic of South Africa, after a consultation process determining our claims to all spheres of life.
Article 1 of both the ICCPR and the ICESCR reads:
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.
2. All peoples may, for their own ends, freely dispose of their natural wealth and resources without prejudice to any obligations arising out of international economic co-operation, based upon the principle of mutual benefit, and international law. In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence.
3. The States Parties to the present Covenant, including those having responsibility for the administration of Non-Self-Governing and Trust Territories, shall promote the realization of the right of self-determination, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.
Self-determination is also recognized as a right of indigenous peoples in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIP), adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
Articles 3, 4 and 5 of the declaration read as follows:
– Indigenous peoples 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.
– Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.
– Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions, while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.
As a signatory to this adopted United Nations Resolution of September 2007 we trust that the Republic of South Africa and the ruling ANC government will not stand in our way of preserving our own lifestyle as a unique ethnic group.
We want to reiterate the following: that we, as a people from European descent, find it incompatible to align ourselves with the African culture on the grounds of language, religion, culture, history and outlook on life.
We also condemn the statutory entrenchment of discriminatory measures against our people such as affirmative action, black economic empowerment, sport quotas, tender procedures and the allocation of funds.
Nationalisation of farms, businesses:
But most of all, we seek assistance and self-determination because of the disproportionate number of racial attacks and murders against the Afrikaner/Boer since 1994 and the rapid acceleration thereof during the past two years; plus the constant threat by leading government supporters about nationalization of farms and businesses.
Furthermore, we seek from the United Nations support in accepting us as a legitimate resistance group, as set out in their policies: When resistance groups meet certain tests and follow the rules set out by the Geneva Conventions and other humanitarian (armed conflict) law, they are not considered terrorist organizations or mercenaries, but legitimate parties to a conflict. Therefore they have recognized legal status, granting them specific rights.
Lastly, we seek financial and logistical assistance for a referendum or election among our own Boer people to determine the support for self-determination and eventual independence.
In our present situation it is financially impossible to take part in any election due to the practice in the RSA that electoral political parties are financed by taxpayers’ money through Parliament, making it impossible to obtain a level playing field for any minority group or any European group consisting of less than 10% of the electorate.
Boer Krisis Aksie – Boer Crisis action