Friday, May 13, 2005

Judges for Sale

A couple of months ago in Nairobi, friends from Kenya gave me this poster. "Why Bother Hiring a Lawyer when you Can Buy a Judge?".

It is a good reminder that what we take for granted here in the priviledged North is not so obvious for the vast majority of people on the planet.

But what I like best about this poster is that it should also remind us that it is risky to take for granted things such as basic human rights.

When we forget that we are able to enjoy those rights, only because someone struggled for them in the past, then they become endangered.

Our friends in the USA are starting to realise this.