War crime

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Concept.png War crime 
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Type legal
Interest of • Tom Feeley
• Michael Hourigan
• Information Clearing House
• Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission

See also War criminal.

Iraq War

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission was established to oversee and investigate complaints from victims of wars and armed conflict in relation to crimes against peace, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other like offences as recognized under International Law. In November 2011 the tribunal tried in absentia former US President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, convicting both for crimes against peace in connection with the 2003 Iraq war.

US

Saleh v. Bush et al.

Full article: Saleh v. Bush

Sundus Shaker Saleh, an Iraqi single mother and refugee living in Jordan filed a complaint in March 2013 in San Francisco federal court alleging that the named officials schemed since 1998 to invade Iraq by using 9-11 to mislead and scare the American public into supporting a the war. She argued that the waging of the 2003 Iraq war constituted a "crime of aggression" against Iraq, applying the legal theory that was used by the Nuremberg Tribunal to convict Nazi war criminals after World War II. The case has been brought to court by Comar Law, who are acting pro bono.

Israel

Israel is widely accused of committing war crimes, for example by the United Nations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. USA repeatedly exercises its veto power over the UN Security Council to prevent forceful actions in this regard.[1]

 

Examples

Page nameDescription
2003 Iraq War
Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuseTop level sanctioned torture on US prisoners, both to gather information about the effects of torture on victims and perpetrators as well as to intimidate and sew dragon's teeth.
El Mozote Massacre
William Haynes IIA counsel of the US Defence Department
Srebrenica Massacre
Vietnam War/My Lai MassacreThe systematic, cold-blooded murder and butchery of 504 vietnamese civilians including 173 children by a company of 115 US army soldiers.
Winston Churchill/Chemical warfareWinston Churchill was apparently keen to use chemical weapons.
 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Robert McNamara“LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals." And I think he's right. He, and I'd say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral if his side had lost. But what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?”Robert McNamara
UK/ArmyIan Cobain4 February 2019
 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Kosovo MafiaarticleMatt McAllester
Jovo Martinovic
File:Council of Europe Kosovo Report.pdfreport12 December 2010The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
File:NATO-KFOR-Kosovo Organised Crime.pptpresentationThis appears to be a NATO-KFOR presentation on organised crime in Kosovo. The presentation is marked "SECRET NATO" and "Created by "Cpt. Sikora CZA". There is no indication of date but it's contents place it around 2000-2004 - probably as part of the considerations surrounding the preparations for declaring Kosovo independance from Serbia.
File:NATO-KFOR-Kosovo Organised Crime.zipimage38 images which appear to be the content of a NATO-KFOR presentation on organised crime in Kosovo. The presentation is marked "SECRET NATO" and "Created by "Cpt. Sikora CZA". There is no indication of date but it's contents place it around 2000-2004 - probably as part of the considerations surrounding the preparations for declaring Kosovo independance from Serbia.
File:SECRET-KFOR Dossier on Xhavit Haliti.pdfreport10 March 2004A forensic report of the examination of a house in Burrel, Albania, alleged to have been used for the removal of human organs prior to the killing an burial of victims.
File:UNMIK Forensic Report Organ Trafficking Kosovo.pdfreport18 June 2004A forensic report of the examination of a house in Burrel, Albania, alleged to have been used for the removal of human organs prior to the killing an burial of victims.
File:UNMIK Investigation Organ Trafficking Kosovo.pdfreportExtensive information about human organ trafficking in Kosovo implicating senior members of the Kosovo government. It comprises a memo to the then UN Chief of Investigations from the Head of the UNMIK Mission - the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo - dated 30 October 2003, together with documents dealing with various aspects of the investigations.


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