Canadian Political Scientist Lambasted UN Rapporteur Agnes Callamard



Canadian political scientist Amir Assadollahi slams United Nation special rapporteur Agnes Callamard's Philippines' visit.

On his Facebook account, Assadollahi said he doesn't believe that Callamard is in the country for an academic conference.

"I don't buy it even for a second that she visited the Philippines for an "academic conference," Assadollahi said.

He also said that Callamard's behavior shows 'someone who does not fully understand diplomatic protocols and thinks she is above anything in international relations.' 

Read his full post below:

"I don't buy it even for a second that she visited the Philippines for an "academic conference."

Even if she was in the Philippines for an academic conference, her position and diplomatic protocol dictates that she should have informed the U.N. counterpart representing the Philippines of her intention to visit the country.

Though this may not relate, it is also protocol for military representatives and government officials, judges, etc to inform of their official government position in the immigration/customs entry form. Another example of protocol is when a country's military personals attend school in another country, in which they must wear their country's military uniform while attending school and while still in service even though attending school in another country. Violation of such uniform code can be considered as military espionage and sever or put strain on diplomatic ties.

Her behavior shows that she is someone who does not fully understand diplomatic protocols and thinks she is above anything in international relations.

Amir Assadollahi
A Canadian Political Scientist / Commentator (just in case the name clouded the judgment of some readers!)"


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