- Apr 30, 2010
Vatican accused of being 'rogue state' over abuse inaction
andTHE VATICAN should be treated as “a rogue state” by the world until it deals properly with child sexual abuse by priests, argues Geoffrey Robertson, a United Nations judge and veteran British human rights lawyer.
andNow, in a new book, he argues the Vatican and Pope Benedict are hiding behind a weak claim to statehood to dodge responsibility for failing to act against thousands of priests worldwide who have abused children.
It's ridiculous that these people have a seat in the UN .The Catholic Church must change, or risk losing its right under international law to be treated as a state – even if its claim to statehood was not fully accepted by the United Nations.