The International Human Rights Observer of the United Nations (UN-IHRO) has called on the African Court on Human and People’s Right – Hague to take actions on Mr. George Lutterodt, popularly known as Counselor Lutterodt, for some comments he made regarding rape victims.
The UN-IHRO is also backing calls for Counselor Lutterodt to be banned from making appearances on media platforms in the country.
The calls for Mr. Lutterodt’s ban follows series of controversial statements he has made on various media platforms with the latest being a comment he made on Accra-based Adom TV.
Mr. Lutterodt, in an Adom TV interview, expressed that rape victims enjoy the act.
His comments have been condemned by many, including the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Many have also called for media organizations to stop granting him interviews.
The Gender Ministry, particularly, called on the National Media Commission and the Ghana Psychological Council to take action against Mr. Lutterodt, describing him as a threat and danger to the public.
Joining these calls is the International Human Rights Observer of the United Nations (UN-IHRO)
In a statement, UN-IHRO, noted that it had numerous reports on Mr. Lutterodt for various forms of verbal assaults on women.
“The International Human Rights Observer (IHRO) of the United Nations has received many reports on one George Lutterodt known by Ghanaians as Counselor Lutterodt for various forms of verbal assaults on women, including insults and other forms of intimidations, creating a misconception about women.”
“On the 10th of July 2020, the attention of the International Human Rights Observer was drawn to another unfortunate utterance on rape made by this same man in question. From the excerpts of the broadcast on Adom TV, a local media network, the said man claimed rape victims enjoy the act of being raped,” part of the statement reads.
The UN IHRO also called for action to be taken against Mr. Lutterodt.
“The IHRO further calls on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights-Hague to take actions against him. And to call on the Ghana Media Commission, Ghana Psychology Council and other stakeholders to take actions against him and to retrieve the said video from all digital platforms.” The statement further said.
Full statement below
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com