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CAPRIVI CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

Human Rights

Fundamentally, Human rights is a fundamental right a coded to all human beings and it is principally considered important to all people under the sun. Like other, (people)  Caprivians also  deserve to be accorded rights and respected without reservations. As individual, group and collectively as a nation we realised that our human rights extend to the enjoyment of our civil, political, cultural, economic and political rights which we wish to pursue for our collective goal. We need to fight for our rights otherwise no one will.

We want to assure all Caprivians that Human Rights Declaration Article 19, provides for everyone to have the right to freedom of own views and expression, this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any means regardless of some limitations.

As individuals, groups and collectively as Caprivians, we strongly believe and hold views that there are high probabilities in the truths that we are all equal before God and evidently that all men were created equally. In this context, equality is born from human rights given by God not human being or leaders.

There is a genuine concerned that Caprivians have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter-alia, their colonisation and dispossession of their lands, territory and resources. The Namibian government untruthfully misrepresented the Caprivi case, mislead its citizens, Caprivians, regional countries, Africa and the world about the Caprivi case. This is a gross misconduct and improper conduct.

Education is needed for all Caprivians to know that the Charter of the United Nations, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) as well as the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA), affirms the fundamental importance of the right of self-determination for all peoples, and that, by virtue of these rights, they have the right to freely determine their own political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development as people.

After reading through the conventions, people will realise that nothing in the declaration may be used to deny or limit people from their right to self-determination, exercised in conformity with international law which is open to us as well as Caprivians. In affirmation, we should as well understand that even individuals are entitled without discrimination to all human rights recognised in international law, and that all people possess collective rights which are indispensable for their existence.

We have the right as a territory and people under national and international laws to be rightfully recognised everywhere as a people and as a country as we wish to consider ourselves. We should never be taken advantage off by other people who have the same right as we do under the conversion. Our Human Rights and fundamental freedoms need to be respected here.