Our research has exposed violations of human rights in places that
the general public would just not expect, since officially the victims do not
The problem was the more we looked the more disregard for human rights
we found flowing from the very structures and organisations that one would
expect to operate to defend human rights.
Indeed at the heart of such disregard is that abuse has become officially
invisible to the elites empowered by the community with protecting the
community. Further the voting public are not given the opportunity to vote
on such issues because we are told economic imperatives are king today
for all major political parties. Thus from all sides the voter is told: "First we
have to be globally competitive then social justice and human rights can be
fixed up, once our economic house is in order. Human rights alone will just
land us all in the poor house! "
If rich and so called "advanced democracies" are
exposed as only playing this "pretend game" over
human rights implementation what hope is there for real
reform and respect for human rights anywhere ?
We feel that ordinary people worldwide have had enough of empty words on
paper and treaties ignored by governments.
We feel that political parties in power in reality have not got a clue how to
address the human rights problems that exist.
We believe Community Education is the key to make human rights a
reality. We believe that common sense on finding solutions does lie in the
empowerment of a population as a whole and not with highly privileged and
isolated persons such as judges or the dogmatic theorists of any one
Via this OVOP website we seek, with your help, to set up a global network
of informed people who can mark out a path to trigger real positive change
that will provide a happier human rights future for our children.
Only the power of the individual person in co-oporation with others
will change advanced developed nations from offenders into
defenders of human rights. If such nations can be made to respect
human rights, and so set real standards, other less fortunate nations
will for the first time have real examples to guide them and
meaningful implementation machinery to emulate.