Under Chapter 4 (42) of the Nigerian Constitution, every Nigerian is guaranteed the right of freedom from discrimination. OPEC’S denial of the Nigerian Petroleum Minister to hold the post of Secretary-General to which she was duly nominated violates her
right under the Nigerian Constitution.
2)OPEC”S discriminatory denial of the Minister’ right is disregard
and contempt of her human rights.
3)Her human rights are protected under the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, where it is stated as follows,
The peoples of the United Nations have affirmed in the UN
Charter, their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity
and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and
women and have determined to promote social progress and
better standards of life in greater freedom”
StaTes, under the UN Charter, pledged themselves to promote
Universal respect and observance of human rights and fundamental
Most OPEC Member-states are members of the United Nations and so, are bound by the UN Charter.
OPEC’S discriminatory act violates ARTICLE 2 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, where it is stated that,’ Every individual shall be entitled to rights recognized and guaranteed
under the Charter, without distintion of any kind such as race,colour, sex and language……or other status.
OPEC”S discriminatory act, violates relevant sections of the International Covenant on Political and Civil rights of the Petroleum Minister of Nigeria.
The materiality of her gender is non sequitur, irrelevant, otiose and repugnant.
The Vienna Convention of 1961, recognises the”sovereign equality of states. ” par in parem non habet imperium”
It amounted to disrespect of Nigerian sovereignty to reject the accredited envoy, whose candidacy was rejected on the, flimsy and inchoate reason that “she is a woman”
This excuse does not stand to reason, when we have seen women chair the United Nations General Assembly and the UN Security Council deliberations, which Arab states participated in.
Arab sheiks refuse to shake hands with women, but go beyond that when the lights are low in every red-carpet inner room..
Their models of primary and secondary control must be subjected ,to acute mental intelligence.
Perhaps, the OPEC members fear, as Socrates said,” Once made equal to men- women become their superior”,
BOSAS INTERNATIONAL LAW BUREAU wishes to externalize this OPEC violence against, not just one woman, but all women in this UNIVERSE of man. It is represensible what goes on in India, Pakistan, war-zones around the world and yet men claims to be civilized.
In the animal kingdom, animals accord greater respect to their females.
GO TO THE ANTS THOU PRIMITIVE MAN, LEARN THEIR WAYS AND BE WISE
We have received tremendous support from FIDA, BAR ASSOCIATIONS around the world.