There follows an open letter from a group of concerned citizens to members of Parliament, raising the urgent need to properly scrutinise the proposed World Health Organisation Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Treaty to avert any loss of sovereignty or surrender to a dysfunctional and oppressive technocracy. The group comprises Shiraz Akram of the Thinking Coalition, Dr. Clare Craig of HART, Jon Dobinson of Time for Recovery, David Fleming of Not our Future, Alan Miller of Together Declaration and Jonathan Tilt of Freedom Alliance.
World Health Organisation’s Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Treaty
December 9th 2022
For the attention of:
The House of Lords International Agreements Committee
The House of Lords Constitution Committee
The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
Members of Parliament
The proposed treaty undermines our sovereignty and democracy. In the absence of a democratic mandate, the British public would expect parliament to actively preserve our authority to self-govern.
Parliament must act now to scrutinise the negotiations.
We, the undersigned ask you to take our concerns extremely seriously. This Treaty highlights the problems of:
Overreach of WHO, a non-governmental organization
Conflicts of interest
Loss of oversight
Loss of nationhood
Side-stepping the democratic process
Conflation of distinct global challenges
We are particularly aware that constitutional anachronisms in the UK parliament may result in a lack of detailed parliamentary scrutiny.
We urge you to read the detailed assessment in the letter below.
The details, reach and legal status of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response Treaty is currently being negotiated. As it stands, Parliament is poorly disposed to undertake the task of overseeing its ratification.
Both the Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee and the Constitution Committee have reported on the challenges of how treaties are ratified in the U.K., with the latter stating that “the powers available to Parliament to scrutinise Ministers’ actions are anachronistic and inadequate”.
Under the justification of the recent coronavirus pandemic, the WHO is seeking to expand its bureaucratic power to sectors outside of healthcare. Decisions that would previously have been under the jurisdiction of Parliament and local authorities are to be replaced by a set of legally binding supranational rules with applications across every sector and industry in the U.K.
This treaty will fundamentally change Parliament’s relationship with the WHO and consequently, the relationship of U.K. citizens with their Parliament. It is critically important to understand how the proposed Treaty will affect our national sovereignty and in the absence of a democratic mandate, the British public would expect parliament to actively preserve our authority to self-govern. In this letter, we outline how the proposed Treaty will affect our national sovereignty.
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