Disinfo: George Soros infiltrated and controls the ECHR

Summary

George Soros through his philanthropic organisation “the Open Society Foundation (OSF)” controls many Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the people who work for them. Many judges of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), since they had ties at some point with one of the NGOs financed by the OSF, are controlled by George Soros and support a perverted interpretation of Human Rights to destabilise European values. 

Disproof

The recurrent narrative about the influence of Georges Soros through his financing of NGOs supporting Human Rights (see our article the All-Powerful Mr Soros).

The fact that some lawyers worked at some point in their career for an NGO that received funds from the Open Society Foundation before becoming a judge for the ECHR is not sufficient to declare a potential conflict of interest. The recruitment process for judges to the ECHR is as follows; each member state of the Council of Europe proposes three candidates, from whom one is elected for a 9 years non-renewable mandate. This ensures the diversity of the court.

Georges Soros is regularly accused by Russian backed media of controlling institutions, governments, the Ukrainian President, the Pope, European Commission and European central bank, or on the contrary, aiming to destabilise the European Union or wanting some governments to collapse.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue185
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: English, French
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: ECHR, NGO, European values, Sovereignty, George Soros

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the West rewriting history.

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Disproof

This is a conspiracy theory, consistent with recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying George Soros and his foundation as destroying traditional values. 

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Poland’s cooperation with the West is limited to taking out the American “chamber pot”

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Disproof

A common pro-Kremlin narrative on “lost sovereignty”. In the case of Poland, this country is presented as a “puppet-state” of the United States, with the latter fully controlling its domestic and foreign policy. Poland is also often presented as an insignificant “colony” of the USA, Germany or Brussels, which use this country to pursue their own goals.

The statement that Poland is exploited by the United States or other Western states is a conspiracy theory. Poland is a sovereign state, which shapes its own foreign and domestic policies.