Christopher Black

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Alma materMcMaster University, York University/Osgoode Hall Law School
Interests • Slobodan Milosevic
• Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
• international justice
• UN Tribunal system
An international criminal and human rights lawyer with advocate experience at both the ICIY and the ICTR

Christopher Black is an international criminal and human rights lawyer. He is Chair of the Legal Committee for the International Committee for the Defence of Slobodan Milosevic and vice-chair of the overall committee, and was Lead Defence Counsel, at the Rwanda War Crimes Tribunal in the case of General Augustin Ndindiliyimana, Chief of Staff, Rwanda Gendarmerie and won his acquittal on all charges in 2014. He was one of the advisers to President Milosevic until his death in 2006 and also worked on other cases at the Yugoslav and Rwanda tribunals.

The acquittal of Augustin Ndindiliyimana represented a serious embarrassment for the Tribunal and was preceded by some very ugly physical attacks and threats against Christopher Black and his work. [1]

The Criminalisation of International Justice

The presentation in November 2014

In November 2014 Christopher Black gave a presentation to the Rhodes Forum entitled "The criminalisation of international justice". It is a remarkable indictment of the UN Tribunals system exposing gross criminality at the very heart of a system which we are asked to believe is set up to deliver Justice. [2]

It is also so far removed from the British Establishment Official Narrative of these tribunals as to render it even more remarkable for being heard at a Forum in the lineage of the Rhodes-Milner-Selborne group with its roots at Oxford University. The Forum "is in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2013" [3]

A transcript is here

Presentation extract

"The NATO-ordered indictment of Muammar Gaddafi by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during the NATO attack on Libya in 2011 echoed the indictment of President Milosevic by the prosecutor of the ad hoc International Criminal Tribunal For Yugoslavia, during the NATO attack on Yugoslavia in 1999. Both men ended up dead as a direct consequence, Gaddafi murdered by NATO-supported forces in Libya, Milosevic dead in his cell at Scheveningen in circumstances indicating criminal negligence or murder by the hands of the same forces. The indictments of these two men, whose only crime was to resist the diktats and imperial ambitions of the United States and its allies, had only one purpose, to serve as propaganda to justify NATO’s aggression and the elimination of governments that refused to bend the knee. Consequently, those that issued the indictments are co-conspirators in the planning and execution of those wars. The international criminal justice machine has become a weapon of total war, used not to prosecute the criminals who conduct these wars, but to persecute the leaders of the countries who resist.

"Milosevic and Gaddafi are not the only victims of this criminalised international legal structure. The list is long. The judicial murder of Saddam Hussein by the Americans and British and their Iraqi collaborators was also based on a clearly political sham indictment and though portrayed as an Iraqi affair was another show trial arranged by the imperial power. In fact American officers were in charge of the entire proceedings. Other national leaders who have become helpless victims of these tribunals include President Charles Taylor of Liberia, convicted despite a lack evidence of any criminal wrongdoing by the ad hoc Sierra Leone tribunal, Prime Minister Jean Kambanda of Rwanda, sentenced to life without a trial he vehemently demanded to have by the ad hoc Rwanda tribunal and most recently President Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast, politically assassinated by his arrest, by French forces and his detention for 3 years at the ICC without any prima facie case being made out against him even up to today. Indictments have been issued against other national leaders who are in the way of the west, such as the President Bashir of Sudan and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, whose case is now suspended, since the ICC now admits that they have no evidence against him. Just recently there was talk in the western press of charges against President Putin. We all see how absurd and surreal the game has become."[4]


Christopher Black's Wikipedia page was removed on 18 June 2019 after a 2-1 vote in favour of removal.[5]

Death Threats from CIA

In 2006, Black reported of death threats from the CIA[6]:

 "I was approached by a CIA agent in a bar in Arusha at the ICTR* (the man was identified to me by someone else as CIA, backing up the agents claims to be connected to the CIA) a week before I left. He began a conversation stating that many people have been murdered at the ICTR. He told me about several people (some of whom I was aware of from press releases re their deaths from supposed illness and accidents) some I was not aware of. He told me that the CIA had used an undetectable poison in several cases that dissolves the blood vessels resulting in death in several days. He went on at length about this, ostensibly being very friendly with me and telling me for "my own good" and stated that people who don't keep a low profile at the Tribunal don't live long. 
 He backed up his "warning" by stating he had been a US Army officer in the first Gulf War, had then been transfered to Nato HQ in Brussels for several years, then New York and then placed in a civilian job at the Tribunal. He pumped me for information as well as my companion. It made us both very nervous.This is not the first time I have been threatened there or "warned". My client thinks it is not serious and that they are simply trying to intimidate me. But it is making me nervous. The last time I was threatened was by the RPF (Rwanda Patriotic Front) and I stated so in open court and asked for protection. But the Tribunal investigated me instead of those who made the threat and tried to make me look like I was making it up to cause political trouble so I have no confidence in reporting this strange conversation to them now.
 I state this for two reasons; first to raise the question of whether the CIA is involved at the ICTY and at the ICTR. It is my feeling that there are several CIA agents involved in various functions.
 Second, I want this on record somewhere in case."


Documents by Christopher Black

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Anatomy of War Crimes Trialsarticle19 October 2014Rwandan Genocide
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
UN Tribunals
International justice
Transcription of a presentation made to the "World Public Forum" - a project of the Rhodes Forum - on the utter criminality of the UN International Tribunals system with particular reference to the author's personal experience of both the ICTY and the ICTR
Document:Canada Takes A Hostage: Free Meng WanzhouArticle8 December 2018Iran
Donald Trump
Pierre Trudeau
Justin Trudeau
Xi Jinping
Meng Wanzhou
John Bolton
Canadians should be angry about these traitors isolating Canada from China, from Russia, from Iran and their great cultures, and condemning Canada to be nothing more than an outpost of the American empire. For traitors they are as they betray the Canadian people by serving the interests of the Americans and their war machine. Free Meng Wanzhou, for so long as she is held hostage, so are we all.
Document:MH17 And Other Traps To Avoidarticle25 August 2015Malaysia Airlines Flight 17A follow-up to the author's article of 2 August 2015 on the same subject. The continuing propaganda and barefaced dishonesty of western politicians and media over the tragedy of MH17
Document:MH17 Tribunal. The Trap Russia Avoidedarticle2 August 2015Malaysia Airlines Flight 17The trap being set by the July 2015 UK-proposed UNSC resolution to establish a UN Tribunal to investigate and prosecute those responsible for the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner - by an author with coal-face experience of these things
Document:North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealedarticle10 March 2017North Korea
South Korea
US Military
Post-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.
Document:On Naval Blockades and A Hard Days WarArticle11 October 2018NATO
United States Second Fleet
The NATO leadership are in love with war. They enjoy frightening people. They enjoy the killing. It gives them a thrill talking about it when they sit down in their comfortable chairs and have their cocktails after a hard days war.
Document:Raqqa: A City Laid Waste, The Law Laid LowArticle2 November 2018France
International Criminal Court
Karen Pierce
International, Impartial, Independent Mechanism
In June 2017, the US-led coalition - including France and the UK - launched a military operation to force the Islamic State armed group from Raqqa. But instead of only targeting IS, we killed hundreds and injured thousands of civilians, while obliterating much of the city.
Document:The Lima Group: International OutlawsArticle4 February 2019Venezuela
Chrystia Freeland
Nicolás Maduro
Lima Group
Canada takes the lead in the aggression against Venezuela on Monday 4 February 2019 when it hosts a meeting in Ottawa of a group of international war crime conspirators, known as the Lima Group, a group of Latin American and Caribbean lackeys of the United States, including Mexico and Canada which was set up by the United States at a meeting in Lima, Peru on 8 August 2017 with the express purpose of overthrowing President Maduro.
Document:The Stench of Imperialism: The Statement of Theresa MayArticle20 April 2018Theresa May
Douma attack
2018 missile strikes against Syria
British Prime Minister Lies to the Nation on Friday 13 April 2018
Document:US Nuclear Policy Review: The World Is Our EnemyArticle8 February 2018North Korea
Nuclear Posture Review
“We (the United States) will keep you guessing as to when and against whom we will use them (nuclear weapons). We will maintain our role as the greatest state terrorist by keeping the nuclear Damocles sword over the heads of the people of the world constantly to ensure that the world acts in our interest.”


A document sourced from Christopher Black

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Condemnation of mass killings in GazaArticleIsrael
International Progress Organization
International Criminal Court
2018 Gaza Massacre
Nakba Day
15 May 2018Hans Köchler"The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Israeli army – inside the territory of Gaza – constitutes a war crime and crime against humanity. Those responsible must be brought to justice – in conformity with the Statute and on the basis of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which Palestine is a State Party."
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