|Statement Of Principle||| Print ||
|Sunday, 08 March 2009 07:03|
“Roads to Peace” (RTP) is a private, nonprofit organization created in 2007 with the overarching aim of:
(a)- Facilitating rapprochement between nations.
(b)- Promoting peace and friendship between states.
(c)- Exploring and studying diplomatic and non-diplomatic alternative avenues in order to decrease tension between nations (i.e., exploring the ways to attain a rapprochement between Iran and the United States).
(d)- Creating opportunities for mutual dialogue between people of belligerent countries.
(e)- Progressive elimination of points of divergence between states.
RTP is governed by an independent, non-politically-affiliated board of directors, prepared to work closely with diverse institutions, groups of scholars, activists and analysts from across the political spectrum, as long as they meet the following requirements:
1.Recognize the right to life, liberty and security of every member of the human family, in accordance with article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other general principles thereof.
2.Recognize the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.
3.Recognize the fundamental rights and principles entrenched in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
4.Hold deep attachment and genuine commitment to the establishment of peace and dialogue among all members of humankind, without discrimination of any kind, based on race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
5.Recognize the principle of non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other sovereign states.
6.Recognize the principle of non-interference, be it under the pretext of security, humanitarian intervention, liberation or democratization.
7.Recognize the right of every nation to research, develop, access and use technology for peaceful purposes.
From the above principles, we hold this conclusion to be self-evident that we categorically exclude and reject the use or threat of use of force, or the employment of any other unilateral or politically-motivated multilateral punitive measures, such as economic sanctions, against a sovereign nation, as a fruitful and sustainable mean to solve differences. We welcome the cooperation of any individual that shares our vision.