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Try Them for War Crimes: Write to the UN! (english)
17 Apr 2003
Downloadable word document that you can send to the UN consulates of your choice outlining "issues" to keep in mind and urging them to try the bush administration for war crimes.
Downloadable word document that you can send to the UN consulates of your choice outlining "issues" to keep in mind and urging them to try the bush administration for war crimes.

an excerpt:

I, as a citizen of the United States, need your help. My government has waged war in Iraq without United Nations sanction and in defiance of international law. Many soldiers and civilians have been killed in this war. To let this go unpunished would severely weaken the United Nations as it will be seen as a puppet of the United States. It would be the equivalent of the appeasement of Hitler's invasion of Austria before World War II. For the security and well being of this and future generations, I implore you to bring charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity against the leaders of the United States and Great Britain in the International Criminal Court.

Some issues to be considered are the International Obligations violated by President Bush:

International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
July 8, 1996

A threat or use of nuclear weapons should also be compatible with the requirements of the international law applicable in armed conflict particularly those of the principles and rules of international humanitarian law, as well as with specific obligations under treaties and other undertakings which expressly deal with nuclear weapons.
-- passed unanimously

It follows from the above mentioned requirements that the threat or use of nuclear weapons would generally be contrary to the rules of international law applicable in armed conflict, and in particular the principles and rules of humanitarian law.
-- seven votes to seven, passed by the President's casting vote


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