Larry Pinkney’s 1981 United Nations ruling victory was written about by the Associated Press and published on Tuesday, December 15, 1981 in the Ottawa Citizen.

The legal precedent established by Larry Pinkney in his self-authored case to the United Nations, resulting from the UN ruling, was utilized in cases throughout the world.

Excerpts from the article:

Canada violated rights agreement

GENEVA (AP) – The UN Human Right Committee has ruled that Canada violated an international agreement when it limited an American black activist’s right to appeal his extortion conviction.

The 18-member committee, which has its headquarters in the Swiss city, dismissed two other compaints filed by Larry James Pinkney, a former Black Panther and, since 1974, chairman of the Black National Independence party.

…Canada is one of 23 countries which signed the so-called optional protocol to the 1977 Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. That protocol authorizes the UN committee to consider individual human rights complaints against signatories…



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