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The WHO has been secretly discussing proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations and they have no plans to allow for public comment. So much for "transparency!"
Did you know that the World Health Organization is actively seeking to amend the International Health Regulations?
Did you know that they have been keeping the proposals secret for more than four weeks?
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As of October 30, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Working Group for amendments to the International Health Regulations (WGIHR) and the International Health Regulations Review Committee (IHRRC) have NOT published the proposed amendments submitted by 14 member nations. The IHRRC has only published an outline of the proposed amendments as seen below.
We, the People of the World, should become better acquainted with our God-given rights:
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IMHO, the International Health Regulations are inaccurately named. They really should be called the International Outbreak Surveillance, Reporting and Travel Regulations.
Did you know that one of the primary purposes of the International Health Regulations (IHR) is to AVOID unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade?
Did you know that the first principle of the IHR includes respect for the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons?
Did you know that the following excerpts are part of the International Health Regulations?
Article 2 Purpose and scope
The purpose and scope of these Regulations are to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that are commensurate with and restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic and trade.
Bangladesh, the WHO Africa Region Member States and India have proposed amendments to Article 2.
Article 3 Principles
1. The implementation of these Regulations shall be with full respect for the dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of persons.
2. The implementation of these Regulations shall be guided by the Charter of the United Nations and the Constitution of the World Health Organization.
3. The implementation of these Regulations shall be guided by the goal of their universal application for the protection of all people of the world from the international spread of disease.
4. States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to legislate and to implement legislation in pursuance of their health policies. In doing so they should uphold the purpose of these Regulations.
Bangladesh, the Member States of the European Union and India have proposed amendments to Article 3.
Article 23 Health measures on arrival and departure
3. No medical examination, vaccination, prophylaxis or health measure under these Regulations shall be carried out on travelers without their prior express informed consent or that of their parents or guardians.
4. Travelers to be vaccinated or offered prophylaxis pursuant to these Regulations, or their parents or guardians, shall be informed of any risk associated with vaccination or with non-vaccination and with the use or non-use of prophylaxis in accordance with the law and international obligations of the State Party. States Parties shall inform medical practitioners of these requirements in accordance with the law of the State Party.
The Member States of the European Union, India, Indonesia and the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union have proposed amendments to Article 23.
Article 32 Treatment of travelers
In implementing health measures under these Regulations, States Parties shall treat travelers with respect for their dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms and minimize any discomfort or distress associated with such measures.
No amendments have been proposed in regards to Article 32.
Article 35 General rule
No health documents, other than those provided for under these Regulations or in recommendations issued by WHO, shall be required in international traffic.
Brazil, the Member States of the European Union and MERCOSUR have proposed amendments to Article 35.
Article 43 Additional health measures
1. These Regulations shall not preclude States Parties from implementing health measures, in accordance with their relevant national law and obligations under international law, in response to specific public health risks or public health emergencies of international concern…
Such measures shall not be more restrictive of international traffic and not more invasive or intrusive to persons than reasonably available alternatives that would achieve the appropriate level of health protection.
3. A State Party implementing additional health measures referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article which significantly interfere with international traffic shall provide to WHO the public health rationale and relevant scientific information for it. WHO shall share this information with other States Parties and shall share information regarding the health measures implemented. For the purpose of this Article, significant interference generally means refusal of entry or departure of international travelers, baggage, cargo, containers, conveyances, goods, and the like, or their delay, for more than 24 hours.
5. A State Party implementing additional health measures referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article that significantly interfere with international traffic shall inform WHO, within 48 hours of implementation, of such measures and their health rationale unless these are covered by a temporary or standing recommendation.
6. A State Party implementing a health measure pursuant to paragraph 1 or 2 of this Article shall within three months review such a measure taking into account the advice of WHO and the criteria in paragraph 2 of this Article.
The Member States of the European Union and the WHO Africa Region Member States have proposed amendments to Article 43.
Article 45 Treatment of personal data
1. Health information collected or received by a State Party pursuant to these Regulations from another State Party or from WHO which refers to an identified or identifiable person shall be kept confidential and processed anonymously as required by national law.
State Parties, in accordance with national law, and WHO must ensure that the personal data are:
(a) processed fairly and lawfully, and not further processed in a way incompatible with that purpose;
(b) adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to that purpose;
(c) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that data which are inaccurate or incomplete are erased or rectified; and
(d) not kept longer than necessary.
3. Upon request, WHO shall as far as practicable provide an individual with his or her personal data referred to in this Article in an intelligible form, without undue delay or expense and, when necessary, allow for correction.
The WHO Africa Region Member States, Indonesia and Japan have proposed amendments to Article 45.
Article 61 Rejection [of amendments]
If a State notifies the Director-General of its rejection of these Regulations or of an amendment thereto within the period provided in paragraph 1 of Article 59, these Regulations or the amendment concerned shall not enter into force with respect to that State. Any international sanitary agreement or regulations listed in Article 58 to which such State is already a party shall remain in force as far as such State is concerned.
This article was amended in May 2022 at the 75th World Health Assembly.
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