“Open Society” Ideology at Work in European Court of Human Rights — Part One


This article is Part One of Two

STRASBOURG, France (ANS) — According to a ground-breaking report from the European Centre for Law and Justice, cited by Remix https://rmx.news , a network of non-governmental organizations financed by George Soros have gained enormous influence in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), a court that essentially sets many of the laws related to gender, immigration and religion across Europe.

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn (left) with the Hungarian billionare George Soros

George Soros, a Hungarian-born American citizen, “has been a prominent international supporter of democratic ideals and causes for more than 30 years. His philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations, supports democracy and human rights in more than 100 countries,” as stated by his personal website (https://www.georgesoros.com)

The author of the Remix article, John Cody, managing editor, says the ECLJ report details how the objective for the ECHR is now to promote and enforce the “open society” ideology, which has been championed by billionaire financier George Soros.

The author of this story, Michael Ireland, is a self-supported media missionary with ANS. Click here to support him as a missionary journalist.

According to the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles, Soros has become the master of “causing chaos in the world under the guise of altruism.”

The magazine details how nearly all the judges from the ECHR received funding at some point in their careers from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), which Soros has provided with €18 billion ($221 billion) of his own money.

The ECLJ says: “The effect on Europe has been enormous, with the magazine writing: ‘Austria, Greece and Italy are forced to legalize same-sex unions; Poland is urged to promote the right to abortion; France is obliged to authorize the change of sex ‘on paper’; Hungary is forced to abolish life imprisonment; Russia is reprimanded for having condemned the Pussy Riot Punk feminist activists; Austria must legalize adoption by same-sex couples; sharia law in Greece is approved. Are all of these rulings unrelated? On the contrary. Each time, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dictates its law to European countries. Each time, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) dictates its law to a European country and each time, an NGO linked to the Open Society Foundations (OSF) network is involved in the case.”’

The Remix article quotes Grégor Puppinck, director of the European Centre for Law and Justice, who says that many of the judges on the ECHR are directly linked to Soro’s Open Society Foundation.

The ECLJ report indicates that it is no coincidence that so many countries are legalizing same sex unions, same sex adoption of children and abortion on-demand. All of this is happening with the assistance of the ECHR, especially judges who have close links to Soros-backed organizations.

The ECLJ report, cited  by Remix, says the case of Hungarian academic András Sajó, who was one of the founders of Soros’s Central European University and a long-time friend of Soros, serves as a prime example. Hungarian academic András Sajó, a friend and employee of Soros, worked for the ECHR.

Sajó has been linked to the Open Society Foundation since 1988 and was notably on the board of directors of the Open Society Justice Initiative of New York from 2001 to 2007. Three years after his role in the Open Society Foundation, he became a judge in the ECHR and played a pivotal role in Italy’s “Crucifix affair,” which saw the Court ruling that crucifixes are not permitted to be displayed in Italian public schools.

The decision was later reversed on appeal with the help of Grégor Puppinck, lawyer and director of the French European Centre for Law. After this victory, the Italian government awarded the French lawyer with the cavaliere della Repubblica, the Italian equivalent of the Legion of Honor.

Puppinck says that such conflicts of interest are not uncommon for ECHR, with a wide array of “Soros judges” working on the issues important to the Open Society Foundation.

These relationships are also present in the judiciary in Poland, including the example of Lech Garlicki, a former constitutional court justice. Judge Lech Garlicki adjudicated cases of organizations while participating in programs run by his organizations.

Garlicki actually adjudicated on the bench in the ECHR in cases involving Soros-backed organizations, such as the Open Society Institute and The Helsinki Human Rights Foundation, while participating in educational programs run by these organizations.

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