Mary Francis Says Human Rights In Saint Lucia ‘Under Siege’

Attorney at Law Mary Francis has said that human rights are under siege in Saint Lucia.

Francis, who is the Coordinator of the National Centre for Legal Aid and Human Rights, made the observation ahead of the observance of Human Rights Day on Monday, December 10, 2018.

The day will mark  the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promulgated by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th December 1948.

Francis noted however that universal human rights are being eroded by governments worldwide.

In the case of Saint Lucia, she observed that contributory factors to  the erosion of human rights include the broken justice system, lack of adequate health and lack of adequate housing, all of which have been neglected over many years.  

“We must all stand up for our rights to social and economic justice, to our right to liberty and security, in the face of those great challenges which are due to the economic model of development inherited by Saint Lucia,” the outspoken human rights advocate asserted in a statement to St Lucia Times.

Francis expressed the opinion that the time has come for changing this model if all persons must enjoy Human Rights to the fullest,.

She explained that Human Rights are indivisible, inalienable, and must be promoted and respected, without which individuals cannot live as human beings.

The  Coordinator of the National Cenre for Legal Aid and Human Rights contended that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  is even more relevant today against the challenges of poverty, crime, oppression.

” It has stood the test of time,” Francis noted.

She urged citizens  on Human Rights Day to commit themselves  to stand up for Human Rights.  

“Join a Human Rights N.G.O!  Become involved, because Human Rights is the foundation of peace and democracy. Government must take the lead.  Further a call is made to the Government, on this 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to establish a National Commission for Human Rights, for Saint Lucia,” Francis told St Lucia Times.


  1. Yes mia Francis,all of us honest living persons of this island,are just fine and we try to live in peace and safety of our homes and working places.But the criminals that dwell amongst us,and that rob us of our hard working goods,beat us and kill us.Those persons we will kill them all,because they are not humans,they deserv what they will get.Dont try to defend these animals,they dont deserv nothing,they are not worthy of living amongst us

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  3. Human Rights in St.Lucia isn’t under siege. St.Lucia is under siege by the criminals who are being protected by Human Rights. Everybody in St.Lucia can already do as they please and nothing will be done about it. Don’t you realise this Ms. Francis? When the O.R.C was put in place it was used as a tool to handle the real out of hand criminals who were threatening the lives of Law Abiding Citizens and ya’ll Human Rights Fools went and messed it up along with some opposition S.L.P fools all in the name or guise of being politically correct about Human Rights. Right now we are overflowing at the seams with crime and violence and everyone has the right to do as they feel even to the point of breaking laws and nothing is done about that. When was the last time you heard a Rasta hair been cut by police, a Rasta being arrested for a joint, Gay people being arrested for suspected buggery, people not being allowed to worship, people not being given the right to water, housing, food, health and the basic needs? All you are hearing now is people living in fear, not having the right to walk the streets with their belongings, not allowed to come from work whatever time they feel like and walk the streets, not allowed to keep the vehicles which they have purchased and paying a loan for, not allowed to have their house free from breakings, not allowed to feel safe as a woman without the fear of rape and murder, not allowed to be a freeman on your own Island cause their a likelihood you could be next. So what are you talking about Ms.Francis? Crime now is even worse than how it was before you and the snitches decided to open ya’ll mouths about some sorry sacks of shit who were laid to rest. and don’t cry for their families either because they all benefited in some way or form from their children’s criminal activities. The only thing they can say is that they are lucky no one came to them for revenge for the actions of their children ok. Now please hust your mouth about HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER SIEGE HERE OK AND THINK WHAT ABOUT THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WHO HAVE TO ENDURE THE ACTIONS OF THE WICKED SACKS OF SHIT.

  4. One way to take our country back from the criminals is to jail all impediments to the restoration of Law and order. Unfortunately that includes the Mary Francis’ who believe that criminals have more rights than Law abiding citizens. I don’t hear Mary calling on the criminals to respect the rights of their victims, it is like the victims have no rights. Well I say away with the criminals and all who want to protect them. It is alright for them to kill but it is po,itically incorrect for them to be killed. Jail Mary and her cohorts.

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