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Afghanistan Elections

Motion
Scott Ludlam 20 Aug 2009

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (10.13am)

I move:
That the Senate notes:
(a) an international petition with 275 signatories, expressing the view that the presence of warlords, corrupt officials and incompetent leaders will not win freedom, peace, stability and prosperity for the people of Afghanistan;
(b) the petitioners call to the international community, the United Nations and the International Court of Justice to help the people of Afghanistan by bringing those warlords and criminals implicated in the Human Rights Watch report, Blood stained hands to the International Court of Justice; and
(c) the Human Rights Watch report implicates former warlords in crimes against humanity, which should preclude them from running in the election for the post of Vice President.

Question negatived.

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