Thursday, June 20, 2013

LUSHAN LU AND THE TORONTO POLICE.

AN UPDATE, TO THE LUSHAN JUNJIAN LU'S STORY, THAT IS POSTED ON THIS BLOG. AND WHY THERE IS NO PUBLIC RECORDS, STILL, OF ANY PROSECUTION, AGAINST HIM.

COMMENTS OF JOE LUZI, INVESTIGATOR, OF THE MUNICIPAL LICENSING STANDARDS. "I ASSURE YOU, THAT THERE IS A PROSECUTION, AGAINST HIM, BUT THERE IS NO SUMMONS, ISSUED YET".  ON QUESTIONS, AS TO WHY THERE ARE NO PUBLIC RECORDS, ON THE GOVERNMENT'S WEBSITE, OR WITH THE COURTS, SO FAR, ABOUT ANY OF THE PROPERTIES, OR ABOUT THE PROPERTY OWNER, LUSHAN LU'S VIOLATIONS.

I was recently contacted, by a legal representative, of the man who is the subject of my article, Lushan Junjian Lu, telling me to remove the article, or face a libel suit.  Well I did no such thing, knowing that the information, that I have also posted here, on my blog, is as accurate, as can be.  Still I wanted to know why, there has also not been, any public record, of the prosecution of his client?. As it should also have been in this case, which has also resulted in the article, about him.

So I contacted the Toronto office, of Municipal Licensing Standards, who is the government agency, which has also brought those charges against him, supposedly, as to why there were no infomation, posted on their public website, or any other places, about any violations, against Lushan Lu, regarding his properties, or about him.  And that was also commenced, by that government agency.

I certainly wanted to know myself, because I also sensed a cover-up, and I was also being contacted, by this man's lawyer, telling me that the article was also damaging, to his client.  Well that's too bad, because his client, has not exactly been doing things, within the law, and worst, his relationship with the Toronto police, has also made the public asked, if there was also a conflict of interest, because of that fact.

For instance, did the police in the area, know of his actions in renting out his properties, as illegal hotels and rooming houses? All violations under the law for that location, based on the zoning bylaws, and other statues, under the Act?. Evidence also shows that they did. Evidence has also come out against Lushan Lu, directly, that he has for years been operating his properties, against the city's zoning bylaws and also without a license, or a legal permit.  So essentially, the police has turned a blind eye, to this man's activities, as an owner of many properties, in the area and in fact throughout the entire city of Toronto and its surrounding areas,(the GTA), that has also now come under investiagtion, and for which he is also now facing charges for, by the Municipal Licensing Standards. Which has also not done the usual things either, in this case and making the public believe even more so, that there is a cover-up.

I contacted the Municipal Licensing Standards office, to verify the information, that I also already had, about Lushan Junjian Lu, regarding their investigation and prosecution of him, for violations under the Act.  My call was returned, the next day, on June 20, 2013, by Joe Luzi, who is in charged of the investigation unit, with that agency and he was also clear to mention to me, that the owner of those properties, Lushan Junjian Lu,
was currently facing prosecution.  When he was asked, why there were also no public records, so far, on the Municipal Licensing Standards website, or with the courts, about any of the charges, or of the properties, by the owner, that are also under investigation, or about the owner himself, that was his response.

He has claimed that another department is in charged, of making sure that the information, on the government website is also updated, so that the public can accessed that information directly. Of course legally, he also cannot discuss the case, other than to confirmed when asked , about the information that already existed, so that was the end of the conversation, with him. Next I also contacted the Executive Director, Tracy Cook's office, to follow up on that information.  They were also not aware that the information, was not already on their website, as is also the usual practice, once they have also issued any notices, or orders, to a property owner, for any violations. 

I expect that this "oversight" will also be corrected, by that government agency soon, so that the public can also access it and so that I will also not be contacted, by people asking me to provide any proofs, on the article, that I have also written, on the man Lushan Lu, who is at the center of all of this.   As for his involvement with the Toronto police, he has also been named as a defendant, in a conspiracy case, involving the police.  More about that in another article.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS, OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE, UNDER THE ROME STATUTE, OF THE I.C.C., AGAINST CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS.

TAKING A MORE PRO ACTIVE ROLE, IN THE PROTECTION, OF YOUR HUMAN RIGHTS.

The International Criminal Court, Is Supposed To Exist, To Protect The Victims of Human Rights Abuse.

It is not easy, to get the protection, that is often needed, in order to protect your human rights. So called human rights organizations and courts exist, but many victims are also not getting the support, that they also need, in order to proceed, with their cases, against corrupt individuals, or governments, who has carried out heinous crimes against them. Taking a more proactive role, in insisting that those rights be protected, under whatever laws, or statues, that also exists, in order to protect your individual rights, should also be one of your main priorities.

It can also be a very frustrating procedure, when you are the victim and the last thing that you want to deal with, is handling the court processes, on your own. One of the main obstacles, for victims of human rights abuse, is getting the right counsel, to help them, with the difficult process, of proceeding with their case, in any of those courts. And even though those provisions are also available, under the law, it is not often use, because the process is slow and often times the prosecution office, also do not help the victim, as it should. Not just the prosecution office, but other departments as well, within those International Courts, are also very selective, in which victims of human rights abuse, they also extend help to. Under the Rome Statute, of the I.C.C., those provisions, are also provided for under its regulations, but most victims are also not aware of this.

For the victims of human rights abuse, in Canada, who are also, currently, trying to have that government, prosecuted, under international laws, it is also important to get the right information, in order to proceed against that country.

Insisting that the prosecution office, of the ICC, also do its job properly, in examining the evidence and also in taking the charges seriously enough, to commence with the prosecution, of the persons acting on behalf of the government, can also be a challenge. You will also have to insist here, that your rights as a victim, to have counsel handle your case before the court, as well as to get the financial assistance, that is also needed, be taken seriously. The corruption of the court itself, can
also prevent this from happening.

Here are some helpful tips, in proceeding with your case, in the International Criminal
Court.

1.  Find out if your particluar country, or government, has signed and also ratified, the Rome 
     Statute. (Canada is one of those countries, which has done both). Ratifying its treaty, on the
     Rome Statute on July 9, 2000, which should also make it easier, to have your case against any
     individuals, acting  on that government's behalf, such as its police and others, who has also
     committed crimes against you, be prosecuted more easily). Imagine doing that and then taking
     part in those same crimes, such as crimes against humanity, directly, as Canada has also done.

2.  Insist that those regulations, that are also provided, Under the Rome Statute, for the
     protection, of  the victims of human rights abuse, be followed upon, in your case. That
     include your right to have counsel handle your case, before the ICC court. Such as the
     Offfice of Public Counsel for Victims.

3.   Insist that as a victim, your right to reparation, for the crimes that has been committed,
      against you, be taken seriously and continue to persist, in getting other financial aid,
      through the Trust Fund For Victims, for the duration of your case, before that court.

4.   Be aware of the ICC's past bias approach, to certain countries, in its rulings. For instance,
      it has acted more favourably, to some countries than others, depending on the location.
      It has been accused of going after smaller countries and corrupt governments, than the
      more 'modernized' western countries, including the US and Canada. 
      IT MAY NOT WANT TO PROESECUTE THOSE COUNTRIES. Don't let this deter
      you from taking your case, before that international court, or any other like it.

5.  The current Chief Prosecutor, of the Prosecution Department of the ICC, is Fatua Bensouda,
     of the Gambia. (See my other article, on this blog, in regards to her position, with the ICC).

   Of Particular Importance, For the Victims of Human Rights Abuse, Are These Provisions
   Under The Rome Statute: Article 5, 6,7, 8, 68 (1); 43(6);(and others ) And Regulations 81, 90.