The G20 is not a group of countries, but much rather a group of twenty finance ministers and central bank governors from the worlds largest 20 economies, making up for 85% of gross national product. More simply put, the G20 is an exclusive group of bankers that have, in a scarily short period of time, come to run the worlds economic policies. Policies which, aside from their gross abuse of human rights in developing countries which are mined for cheap labour, have also been creating creating quite a stink in the developed world recently. The G20 Summit was created in the dire shadow of the global financial crisis of 2007-2010, which some likened to the great depression of the 1930's. The Idea was proposed by former Finance Minister of Canada Paul Martin who aided in it's creation entirely outside of the United Nations, lacking a charter and conducting it's meetings behind closed doors. The G20 is a self appointed group that has in only a few years come to rival the United Nations both in and outside of the financial realm and general global governance. The G20's aim is to ensure sustainable, balanced economic growth which in my opinion is an oxymoron because the current economic growth rate is in complete contradiction of sustainable economy based on dwindling resources. The UN's aim is for cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and achievement of world peace, not just economic development in the case of the G20. Is it possible that the G20 undermines important issues such as international law, social progress, human rights, and international peace in pursuit of whatever it deems as sustainable, balanced economic growth? Let the following evidence speak for it's self.
Incase it isn't already obvious what effect the intentions of this new global government will have on the human rights of all which it governs , let me spell it out for you in a clear example. The G20 has a very strong influence on current governments, case in point- the Public Works Protection act that was stealthily put in place (ehind the Mayors back) in Toronto during the G20 summit. The public was not informed of the act before, or even during the summit, in fact the even the mayor found out about the act after the summit in the paper. The Act, which has been corrupted to a point of close resemblance with martial law, was originally put in place in 1939 if an effort to protect public institutes such as courthouses and police stations from terrorist attack. In short, during the G20 summit the whole downtown core of Toronto was considered a public work, allowing any loosely designated "guard or peace officer" to
a) force any civilian to provide identification and reason for occupying the area, search any civilian without warrant or even probable cause,
b) and punish any who refuse to comply with a $500 fine or two months imprisonment, or both.
c) Use any such force necessary to prevent such a person from entering