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Vatican leads war against child abuse

Vatican leads war against child abuse

While New Zealand bestows abusers with human rights protection
Perhaps our Director of Human Rights might like to issue an open invitation to all the Priests convicted of child abuse to come to New Zealand for safe refuge and protection. McVicar

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is hailing a decision by the Vatican to defrock a top archbishop for sexual abuse of children but the Trust is lamenting the fact that in New Zealand a man with similar offences is having his name and convictions protected by the Director of Human Rights.

Trust Spokesman Garth McVicar said while he is disgusted by child sexual abuse wherever it occurs he was congratulating the Vatican for taking the appropriate action, including naming the offender.

“I find it very alarming that here in New Zealand the Department supposedly responsible for defending our human rights and protecting our children decides instead to defend the rights of a man convicted of multiple offences of sexual abuse on children.”

Mr McVicar said, “Like New Zealand the Catholic Church has many Priests with a shocking history of child abuse, but unlike New Zealand the Vatican is determined to name and shame the offenders and hold them to account.”
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2014/06/vatican-defrocks-top-archbishop-child-sex-20146271322651795.html
The SST is locked in a legal battle with the Director of Human Rights Proceedings after the Trust put the convicted paedophiles name on its offender data-base www.sst.org.nz. The man, with multiple convictions of sexually abusing children, says he has name suppression despite a Court minute stating no final suppression exists.

“New Zealand tax-payers will be shocked to learn they are funding [via the Director of Human Rights] this David & Goliath battle to protect a man convicted of the same offences the Vatican has just sacked one of its highest ranking officials.”

“Perhaps our Director of Human Rights might like to issue an open invitation to all Priests convicted of child abuse to come to New Zealand for safe refuge and protection.”

McVicar said, “It appears New Zealand is a safe haven for anyone demented and perverted enough to sexually abuse our most vulnerable.”

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