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(*)LAWs instructions on starting criminal procedures against Bush
Nov 29, 2004
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Guantanamo Bay Detainees Safiq Rasul et al v George W. Bush
Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals from the District of Columbia Circuit.
Brief of 175 members of both houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as Amici Curiae in support of the Petitioners claim for independent judicial review of the legality of their detention.  (January 14, 2004)


TOKYO TRIBUNAL
The International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan at Tokyo was established in order to charge the Bush administration with its war crimes against Afghanistan. This tribunal was proposed by Mr. Akira Maeda, Prof. of international criminal law at Tokyo Zokei University. Three trips were made to conduct investigations of war damage  in Afghanistan. The tribunal campaign began in Tokyo on October 5 and in Osaka on October 6, 2002.  Sixteen public hearings were held between December 15 2002 and November 15, 2003. In March 2004 the ICTAT found George Bush guilty of attacking civilians with indiscriminate weapons and other arms during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and issued orders banning depleted uranium and other weapons.

"UK War Crimes Inquiry"--Did UK commit war crimes or crimes against humanity in 2003 during the invasion and/or the occupation of Iraq?
Press Release
Executive Summary

Belgium court quashes Tommy Franks war crime case
Reuters

Sept 23
, 2003

Court Case against General Franks in Brussels
Information Clearing House
Sept
, 2003
StopUSA website has updates on efforts to keep prosecution in Belgium in spite of amendments to law. http://www.stopusa.be/1Campagne/LettresInfo-StopUSA/lettre1-EN.htm

Lawyers sue Blair over war
Richard Galpin

July 28
, 2003

The War in Iraq and International Humanitarian Law
(Frequently asked Questions on Occupation)
Human Rights Watch

Last Updated on May 16, 2003

Partner in Cherie law firm seeks judicial review of "illegal" invasion
The Observer
June 8, 2003

Prosecution of Blair attempted
Information alleging the customary international law crimes of planning and preparation of aggressive war, and the municipal English law crimes of conspiracy to incite to murder and incitement to murder was laid with Bow Street magistrates court on Tuesday 25 March 2003 before the senior District Judge for England & Wales. Argument to the court was based on the attached skeleton argument. The District Judge reserved judgement and expects to decide by next week whether to issue summonses. He indicated that he may hold a further hearing, possibly with the defendants or the Attorney General represented.
Mike Davies +44 (0) 7811 384888
m.davies@greensocialist.org.uk

 

The Work to Impeach Bush

Blair prosecuted for War Crimes

IADL rejects any new US Resolution as a pretext for War

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons - A Legal Resolution

APPEAL FROM LAWYERS AND ATTORNEYS OPPOSING WAR AGAINST IRAQ

Japan tribunal charges Bush with War Crimes in Afghanistan
by International Action Center
Read the Indictment here

(*)Impeach President Bush
A resolution impeaching Bush of high crimes and misdemeanors by Francis Boyle

Time to Impeach?
Ethan Wallison 

Cities for Peace
Guide to Getting a City Council Resolution Against War with Iraq Passed in Your Community
(*)Draft Resolution for Municipal governments opposed to war on Iraq

(*)LEGAL BID IN US?
Preemptive impeachment: Law professor stands ready to draft articles for any member of the House

(*)LAW sends legal brief and letter outlining the illegality of the US threatened use of force against Iraq to all members of the UN Security Council
Click here for copy of the letter
Click here for UN Member addresses
Click here for a copy of the legal brief: Word or PDF

Statement by IADL
Statement of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers opposing the use of armed force in Iraq

(*)The US Center for Constitutional Rights is calling on LAW and organizations around the world to lobby their governments to request a special meeting of the UN General Assembly to consider a "United for Peace Resolution" to prevent an attack on Iraq. Please send the attached letters to the PM, Minister of Defence and the Ambassador to the UN of your country, try to arrange meetings and lobby elected representatives. 

Activist Letter: DOC PDF
Mission Letter: DOC PDF
Draft to Sec Gen: DOC PDF
Draft for Peace: DOC PDF
Ratner Op Ed: DOC PDF

Federal judge in Boston rejects lawsuit seeking to bar president from launching war on Iraq
February 24, 2003
A federal judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit that raised constitutional concerns in seeking an injunction to bar President Bush from launching war against Iraq.

Law professor says federal politicians broke law over Afghan captives
February 21, 2003
MONTREAL - A former Bloc Québécois MP is trying to hold the prime minister and three cabinet members legally accountable for the actions of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.
See also Davidson: Are Canadian soldiers being ordered to commit War Crimes? 

Australian Senate declares no confidence motion in PM
February 5, 2003
The Senate today censured the federal government for deploying troops to a potential war against Iraq, declaring no confidence in Prime Minister John Howard.
 

(*)In September 2002, LAW prepared a legal brief entitled, The Use of Force by the United States Against Iraq: Legal Issues. This legal brief was sent to all members of the UN Security Council, the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary General of the UN, the UN Commissioner of Human Rights, Canada’s Ambassador to the UN, the Prime Minister of Canada and other UN and government officials.

CND loses legal fight against Iraq war  
Tuesday, 17 December, 2002
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has lost its High Court bid to stop the UK going to war with Iraq without a fresh United Nations resolution.
View The Opinion of Dr. Rabinder Singh Q.C. here
View The United Kingdom government's response here


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