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Joseph Sarandos
3230 E. Westcott Ave.
Visalia, CA, USA 93292
(559) 732-8321



I, JOSEPH SARANDOS, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Visalia, County of Tulare, State of California, hereby come before the International Human Rights Commission of the United Nations to complain against the standing Government of the United States of America, as follows:


The Government of the United States of America (hereinafter referred to as "the USA") is in clear and blatant violation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights [Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force 3 January 1976, in accordance with article 27], specifically PART II, ARTICLE 10, SECTIONS 1 and 3 which state in pertinent part as follows:

"The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize that:
1. The widest possible protection and assistance should be accorded to the family, which is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, particularly for its establishment and while it is responsible for the care and education of dependent children.
3. Children and young persons should be protected from economic and social exploitation." (Emphasis added)


(a) Sale of children means any act or transaction whereby a child is transferred by any person or group of persons to another for remuneration or any other consideration;


IN ADDITION to the above specified Part, Article and Sections, the USA stands in open

contempt of and non-compliance with its Agreement to the Preamble to this Covenant which states verbatim as follows:

"The States Parties to the present Covenant,
Considering that, in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Recognizing that these rights derive from the inherent dignity of the human person,
Recognizing that, in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his economic, social and cultural rights, as well as his civil and political rights,
Considering the obligation of States under the Charter of the United Nations to promote universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and freedoms,
Realizing that the individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he belongs, is under a responsibility to strive for the promotion and observance of the rights recognized in the present Covenant,
Agree upon the following articles:" (Emphasis added)


The USA stands in violation of the above-stated Preamble, Parts, Articles and Sections for the reasons as follow:

1. The USA had declared itself and its member States as the "Parens Patriae," meaning "Ultimate Parent," of all minor children within its borders, and had passed and enacted specific Laws that granted all Authority over the control and placement of minor children to "The State," while leaving all Responsibilities, financial and otherwise, with the Biological Parents of each child regardless of where and with whom their children are placed by The State, and;

2. Had passed and enacted a specific body of Laws and Regulations that established a separate and unique set of Judicial Standards and Facilities solely for the non-public hearing and deciding of charges and allegations brought against Parents on behalf of "The State's Children," and;

3. Had passed and enacted a body of Regulations having the same effect and strength as Laws, establishing and empowering a separate corps and supporting bureaucracy of Social Workers for the express and exclusive purposes of soliciting, hearing, confirming, verifying, documenting, and otherwise preparing Complaints against Parents for suspected or alleged abuses of "The State's Children," and;

4. Had passed and enacted Laws and Regulations that mandated the separate members of all Medical, Dental, Law-enforcement, Child Care and Teaching Professions, along with various others, under penalty of fine or imprisonment, to file Reports with the above-described corps of Social Workers upon their witnessing or hearing of any behavior of, or marks upon children, that could possibly indicate one or more of the various classifications of "Child Abuse" as determined and specified in the literature provided to said professionals by said Social Workers, and;

5. Had initiated or approved various "outreach" programs, to widely solicit and encourage Complaints of actual, suspected, imagined, or fabricated incidents of "Child Abuse" from private citizens against their relatives, friends, acquaintances, neighbors, clients and customers, or any strangers, and;

6. Had initiated or approved the making and distributing of Propaganda to the various News media, Churches and Charities, which Propaganda highly exaggerated the numbers of babies and small children who stood at risk of abuse from their biological parents and blood-relatives, and so falsely justified the need for and expenses of a separate administrative, law-enforcement and judicial system to protect the rights and persons of only minor children, and;

7. Has continued to finance, expand, and otherwise perpetuate and encourage its so-established "Child Protective System" despite the ongoing bad effects and results of which it was and is aware, amounting to blatant violations of the Civil and Human Rights of the children and parents who became the "grist to feed the mill" of the subject system, which bad effects and results include but are not limited to those specified as follows:

Upon their learning that the "Local Providers" of Child Welfare Services would be licensed by the County Health and Human Services Departments with approval from the State Health and Human Services Departments, and paid by the USA out of the national Social Security Fund via its Department of Health and Human Services, the County and State consortiums of public officials and employees did secretly [via their interconnected and networked private Associations] arrange among themselves to license their own relatives, close friends, associates and political cronies as Child Welfare Services Providers, and thus to be the final recipients of the public monies, and;

Upon their learning that there would be only "self-policing" and "self-auditing" of the USA-financed, State-controlled and County-administered Child Welfare Services and Adoptions Agencies, and that there were to be effectively no limitations upon the numbers of cases, the numbers of services rendered in each case, or the amounts of money expended for such services in each case and in total, the same consortiums of County and State officials and employees similarly conspired to greatly and steadily increase the numbers of cases and thus the numbers of Child Welfare Services for which the Local Providers would be paid, by greatly expanding the Child Protective facilities and staffs in each of the counties, and by hiring, training and encouraging as Child Protective Services (CPS) Workers such individuals as were known or expected to be prejudiced against male-headed nuclear families, and/or against men in general, and/or against women in general, and/or against marriage in general, and/or against indigent persons in general, and/or against heterosexuals in general, and/or against God-based religions, and;

Upon their becoming empowered to forcibly enter into and search the private homes of alleged, accused, or merely suspected "child abusers," accompanied by armed police officers or sheriff¹s deputies, and without warrants issued by any court, such specially hired and trained CPS Workers followed their natures as expected, and immediately removed all children from such homes, invoking their discretionary power to do so in the absence of approval by a court in such instances as there is "Imminent danger" to the child or children, and;

Because the guiding laws and regulations specify that a child and his or her parents must appear before the Juvenile Court within 72 hours of the child¹s detainment by CPS, but do not count week-ends or court-holidays as part of the statutory time, the CPS Workers regularly and usually act on reports and remove children from their homes especially on Fridays, regardless of which day of the week they receive the reports, so as to provide themselves and the local consortiums at least an additional two days in which to intensely question and physically examine the children, and to implant "false memories" into their minds, for the purposes of exaggerating, expanding and falsely documenting the original suspicions or allegations of abuse by their parents, and;

Upon their presentations of the initial reports to the Juvenile Court within the self-expanded statutory time, the CPS-Workers regularly and usually include the additional, "opinion-based" evidences that they had fabricated during the additional two-to-five days in which the children are held in detainment away from their parents, with the parents being kept out of contact with and ignorant of the whereabouts of the children, and;

The additional evidences so presented at the Initial Detainment Hearings usually include the "expert opinions" of CPS-contracted therapists, psychologists and physicians who had questioned and examined the children during the weekend or holiday time, and who had prepared written statements for the detainment hearings, in which they detailed their "reasons to suspect" that the children had been "mentally or emotionally abused," and/or "sexually abused, molested, or assaulted," in addition to any suspicions or allegations of physical neglect or abuse by their parents, and;

At the times of the Initial Detainment Hearings in Juvenile Court, the original and additional charges against the parents are normally and usually heard by a Court-appointed "Referee" or "Commissioner" rather than an elected Judge, and;

It is not until the times of the Initial Detainment Hearings that the parents are made aware of the original and additional charges against them, and;

It is not until the Initial Detainment Hearings that the parents become informed of their right to be represented by an attorney-at-law, and;

It is at the Initial Detainment Hearings that the bulk of the accused parents, whom are indigent recipients of public assistance as also provided by and through the Health and Human Services Agencies, are provided with representation by a Deputy Public Defender, and;

Such Deputy Public Defenders as are provided to parents in Juvenile Court matters are especially hired, trained and paid out of funds that are also provided by the USA via its Department of Health and Human Services and its State and County Agencies, and;

Such, specialized Deputy Public Defenders are each assigned so many "clients" that it is mathematically and physically impossible for them to devote more than about twenty minutes of their time per month to each case, and;

Such Deputy Public Defenders are also "Mandated Reporters" of actual or suspected child abuse, and so are required to inform CPS of any and all information given to them "in confidence" by the accused parents whom they represent, if such information might bolster or add to the charges against the parents, which effectively nullifies the "Attorney-Client Privilege" as is otherwise guaranteed in all Criminal and Civil matters before the Courts, and;

Such Deputy Public Defenders normally and usually advise such parents to "fully cooperate with, and not resist" CPS and the Juvenile Court, and;

Such Deputy Public Defenders cannot and do not prepare or offer any meaningful, legal or factual defenses on behalf of such accused parents, at either the Initial Detainment Hearings or at any others before Referees, Commissioners, or Judges of the Juvenile Court, and;

Such Deputy Public Defenders normally, usually and regularly divulge, share and discuss information that they elicit from the accused parents with officials and workers of Child Protective Services, as well as with the "Quasi-Prosecutors" in Juvenile Court proceedings whom are actually Deputies of the County Counsels¹ Offices, and;

Such County Counsel Offices are the legal representatives of and for the County Governments in general, for each individual official of the County Governments, and for each separate department and division of the County Governments, and;

While being the legal advisor for, and having attorney-client privilege with all the so-involved departments and divisions of the County Governments, as well as with all the so-involved officials, agents and employees thereof, the County Counsel¹s Offices, while providing the quasi-prosecutors of the accused parents, simultaneously acts to coordinate and orchestrate the efforts to find all of the so-involved parents and children "in need of" the USA-financed Child Welfare Services as supplied by the local consortiums of County-contracted Providers, and;

The County Governments do benefit and profit as entities from the USA-sponsored Child Protective Services and Adoptions Assistance programs by being paid percentages of the budgets, as "Administrative Fees," of each of their Departments, Divisions and Agencies that receive either full or partial funding from the USA, and;

The County Governments therefore additionally profit as entities from increasing the sizes and budgets of such Departments, Divisions and Agencies, and;

The sizes and budgets of such Departments, Divisions and Agencies, and thus the Administrative Fees earned by the County Governments are wholly dependent upon the numbers of "disposed" cases of child abuse, therefore the County Governments aid, abet and encourage the abuses of discretionary powers by the CPS-Workers as result in greater numbers of child abuse cases for disposition, and;

Because the controlling laws and regulations allow for Services to be provided to each child and parent for an initial period of twelve (12) months from the Detainment Hearing, and then for an "extended" period of six (6) more months, before "Final Disposition" of each case must be executed by order of the Juvenile Court, it is the normal, usual and regular practice of the involved County Departments, Divisions and Agencies to totally exhaust the statutory eighteen (18) month periods before bringing the cases before the Juvenile Court for Final Disposition, and;

During such statutory eighteen (18) month periods, it is the normal, usual and regular practice of the Child Protective Agencies to keep the involved children separate from their accused parents, allowing only sparse and uncertain, short "visitations" by the parents with their children, usually under conditions of "supervision" by one or more members of the County consortiums of Child Protective Agencies, and;

Although the controlling regulations specify and mandate a preference for "Biological Relatives of the Children" to be granted temporary custody of the children pending Final Disposition by the Juvenile Court, and also mandate that such relatives be paid at the usual rates for Foster Care, it is the normal, usual and regular practice of the County Child Protective Consortiums to immediately and continuously place such children into the Foster Homes or Facilities and under the care of persons whom are not related to the children, and;

Even though the statistics kept by the USA and its States reveal that as high as seventy-five (75) percent of children in non-relative Foster Care become sexually assaulted [See > Adoption Quest > Special Needs > Teen Issues > Parenting the Sexually Abused Child > HOW OFTEN DOES SEXUAL ABUSE OCCUR?], and that the "risk factor" of injury or death to children at the hands of non-relative Foster Care Providers is eight (8) to ten (10) times higher than for children in their own families, the Counties continue with such placements with the knowledge and consent of the USA, and;

Such non-relative Foster Care Providers normally, usually and regularly cooperate and conspire with the CPS-Workers and other members of the local consortiums, to falsely witness and document incidents of further abuse or neglect on the parts of the biological parents during their supervised visitations with their children, or incidents in which the child or children exhibit fear or dislike of their parents, or incidents in which the children become ill and upset as results of such visits by their true parents, and;

On the basis of such, false witnessing and reporting by the Foster Care Providers, the Juvenile Court "justifies" the continued detainment of the children, the continued "non-relative" placements, and the continued provision of other Child Welfare Services to them and their parents, throughout the maximum, eighteen (18) month period as statutorily allowed in each case, and;

Because the USA allows for the States to simultaneously establish, license and control Child Adoptions Agencies, and because the USA allows for the States to delegate the administration and operation of such Agencies to the Counties in conjunction with their Child Protective Programs, and because the States authorize and approve payments to such County-run Agencies on a "piece-work" basis (receiving pre-set fees for each Adoption), such County Agencies, and so the County Governments themselves, receive additional profits each time that a child becomes Adopted-out at the conclusion of the eighteen (18) month period in which the child and parents were provided with Services as were intended to make it safe for the children to be reunited with their true parents, and;

Because of such profit-incentives, it is normal, usual and regular for the Juvenile Court to order, as "Final Disposition" of cases, particularly involving indigent parents, that the children be kept in "Permanent Foster Care pending Adoption," and;

The persons whom had been providing paid Foster Care of such children, in some cases continuously since their births, are normally, usually and regularly "given first choice" to not only legally-adopt and give their own surnames to their wards, but to continue receiving the cash and other assistance for long periods of time during the transition from "Foster" to "Adoptive" parents of such children, or to continue as the paid Foster Parents of the same children pending possible Adoption by others, and;

In such cases as the "custodial" Foster Parent declines to Adopt the particular child or children, these children become next offered-up for other Foster Parents, and other members of the local consortiums, and "CPS-friendly" politicians, to "pick and choose" among for Adoption, and;

In the majority of cases involving older children instead of infants, wherein none of the "insiders" choose to Adopt them, these children become next offered-up for "Assisted Adoption" by members of the general public in the local areas, and;

The remaining millions of these children, as become "left-over" after the Adoptions of the "more-desirable" candidates by citizens of the United States, and after the deaths and misplacements of others while in Foster Care, and after the "Court liberation" of those whom had reached legal maturity, are then "slickly" hawked and advertised on a Worldwide basis, akin to the offering of livestock or other "one-of-a-kind" merchandise, via mechanisms such as the "National Adoption Center (NAC)" and its Internet web site at:, entitled "FACES OF ADOPTION; America¹s Waiting Children," at which site it regularly offers, pictures and describes more than three thousand (3,000) of the children whom had been forcibly removed from their biological families, whom remain in Foster Care, and whom are available for "Assisted Adoption" by any person, of any race, nationality, religion or sexual persuasion, without regard for the ancestry or genealogy of the child or children so offered, and without the requirement or recommendation that blood-related siblings be adopted into the same families.


THEREFORE, for at least the reasons as enumerated herein, I request that the Government of the United States of America be found in contempt and violation of its signed agreement with the letter and spirit of the subject International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and found in violation of the so-guaranteed Human and Civil Rights of the Parents, Families and Children within its jurisdiction.



I, JOSEPH SARANDOS, a citizen of the United States of America and a resident of the State of California, hereby swear and affirm that the foregoing is true of my own knowledge and belief, under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, the United States of America, and/or any applicable laws of the United Nations.

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