Flemming Erslev © 2008 


Den hvide lotus symboliserer oplysning og åndelig renhed.

Den gror i det mudrede vand og løfter sig over overfladen for at udfolde sine smukke blomster mod lyset.






Det olympiske paradoks

Blåstempling af Kinas menneskerettigheds-krænkelser

Olympisk ansvarsfralæggelse

Regeringen bekender
kulør i OL-spørgsmål

OL og frihed:
Jeg har en drøm .....


I Have a Dream (mail)


Etiske elementer i
det olympiske charter

Oprindelige folk og FN


Appeal to President Hu Jintao 16-09-2007

Appeal to President Hu Jintao 06-02-2008

Appel til Danmarks Olympiske Komité           31-03-2008

Appeal to the IOC

Appel til statsminister
Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Appeal to EU HR
Javier Solana

Appeal to the UN
S-G Ban Ki-moon

Appeal to President
George W. Bush




Appeal to the President of the USA

Thisted, 4 July 2008

Open letter to
the President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500 USA

I Have a Dream.…..

Freedom and Human Rights
- in Relation to the Olympic Games

Honourable President George W. Bush,

I wish to congratulate you and the United States on its 232nd Independence Day. The day that the United States gained freedom from colonialism, a colonialism that oppressed its people. After attaining independence, the United States developed into a great nation that is well known throughout the world, because of its long-standing struggle for freedom, democracy and human rights.

It is my hope, that  one day the rest of the world will be able to share the American Dream.

Like many other citizens of the world I am greatly concerned about the situation in Tibet and China.

If we continue to close our eyes to the violations against the Tibetans – a people practicing love, compassion and tolerance in despite of oppression - we are jeopardizing our values.

Previous to the Olympic Games on August 8, 2008 human rights violations in China are rapidly increasing. Tibetans are killed in cold blood and suffer cultural and religious persecution, political critics are treated as criminals and other sections of the population are transferred against their will to give room for the Olympic Games. So far more than 1 million Tibetans have lost their lives and more than 6.000 monasteries have been destroyed since the Chinese invasion in 1949.

The Olympic Games is not only the biggest sports event of the world, but through the Olympic Movement strongly committed to the Olympic ideals of contributing to building a peaceful and better world, who are concerned about the preservation of human dignity.

Nevertheless:  Today  we are going to celebrate the sports in a land of oppression.

I have a dream:

I have a dream that  one day we all will be aware of our responsibility for one another.

I have a dream that  one day we all will be able to live in peace and harmony, disregarding to differences in form of government, religion etc. – and that we will not oppress the happiness and freedom of other people.

(In loving memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., who made his "I have a Dream"-speech 45 years ago and was assassinated 40 years ago because of his ideas. His dream is still living….. and will live forever).

Respectfully yours,

Flemming Erslev

Olympic ear plugs
The Olympic Movement: Ethics and the Olympic Charter
The United Nations: Indigenous Peoples and The United Nations

"One World One Dream"
Freedom and Human Rights for Everyone!

The Olympic Movement

Ethics and the Olympic Charter

In the very fundamental principles appears, that the goal of Olympism among others is – in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play - to contribute to building a peaceful and better world; and promote the establishment of a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.

The mission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to promote Olympism in accordance with the Olympic Charter and hereby among others to participate in acts promoting peace, to protect the Olympic Movement and to act against any form of discrimination affecting the Olympic Movement.

Of the terms of belonging to the Olympic Movement appears, that any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement; and that belonging to the Olympic Movement requires respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

Regarding to election of the host city it is determined, that the right to organize The Olympic Games is conditional on, that The National Government of the country of the applicant city submits to the IOC a legally binding instrument by which the said government undertakes and guarantees that the country and its public authorities will comply with and respect the Olympic Charter.

In the event of non compliance with the Olympic Charter or other regulations or instructions of the IOC, or a breach of the obligations entered into by the NOC, the OCOG or the host city, the IOC is entitled to withdraw, at any time and with immediate effect, the organisation of the Olympic Games from the host city, the OCOG and the NOC.

FE/7 April 2008

"One World One Dream"
Freedom and Human Rights for Everyone!

The United Nations

Indigenous Peoples and The United Nations

The right to self-determination was not included in the historical Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, but was included in the first article of the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966. By recognising people's right to self-determination the foundation was laid for a future discussion of indigenous peoples' right to self-determination.

In 1970 the United Nations agreed to investigate the violations against indigenous peoples and shortly after to carry out The Study of the Problem of Discrimination against Indigenous Populations. This resulted in the UN opening its doors to a large number of indigenous representatives from around the world.

In 1982 the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights established The Working Group on Indigenous Populations as a forum that could listen to indigenous peoples' concerns and work for the rights of indigenous peoples. The group meets one week annually in Geneva in July.

1993 was marked as International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples. For the first time in UN history indigenous leaders spoke from the podium in the General Assembly. The goal for the year was to strengthen international cooperation to solve the problems which indigenous people encountered in human rights, environment, development, education and health. The theme for the year was: "Indigenous Peoples: A New Partnership". The overall goal for the year was to develop a new and equitable relationship between the international community, states and indigenous peoples based on the participation of indigenous peoples in the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects related to their living conditions and future.

Then followed The First International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 - 2004) and the second decade (2005-2014). The objective of the decades is to strengthen indigenous peoples' voice in the international community, and a primary objective was the establishment of The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, an advisory body under the UN Economic and Social Council, working exclusively with issues relating to indigenous peoples. The Permanent Forum held their first meeting in May 2002.

UN General Assembly has decided to celebrate The International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August every year during The International Decade of Indigenous People.

On September 13, 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The declaration builds on the fundamental principle of peoples right to self-determination, emphasizing the right to develop an internal self-government. The declaration will be important in the future work to ensure the human rights of indigenous people and their survival through respect for their culture, languages and lifestyles.

FE/11 June 2008

"One World One Dream"
Freedom and Human Rights for Everyone!