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International Criminal Court Complaint Filed Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Tenet, Rice And Gonzales; International Arrest Warrants Requested
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:15
by Francis Boyle

Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, U.S.A. has filed a Complaint with the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) in The Hague against U.S. citizens George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, George Tenet, Condoleezza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales (the “Accused”) for their criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition” perpetrated upon about 100 human beings. This term is really their euphemism for the enforced disappearance of persons and their consequent torture. This criminal policy and practice by the Accused constitute Crimes against Humanity in violation of the Rome Statute establishing the I.C.C.

The United States is not a party to the Rome Statute. Nevertheless the Accused have ordered and been responsible for the commission of I.C.C. statutory crimes within the respective territories of many I.C.C. member states, including several in Europe. Consequently, the I.C.C. has jurisdiction to prosecute the Accused for their I.C.C. statutory crimes under Rome Statute article 12(2)(a) that affords the I.C.C. jurisdiction to prosecute for I.C.C. statutory crimes committed in I.C.C. member states.

The Complaint requests (1) that the I.C.C. Prosecutor open an investigation of the Accused on his own accord under Rome Statute article 15(1); and (2) that the I.C.C. Prosecutor also formally “submit to the [I.C.C.] Pre-Trial Chamber a request for authorization of an investigation” of the Accused under Rome Statute article 15(3).

For similar reasons, the Highest Level Officials of the Obama administration risk the filing of a follow-up Complaint with the I.C.C. if they do not immediately terminate the Accused’s criminal policy and practice of “extraordinary rendition,” which the Obama administration has continued to implement.

The Complaint concludes with a request that the I.C.C. Prosecutor obtain International Arrest Warrants for the Accused from the I.C.C. in accordance with Rome Statute articles 58(1)(a), 58(1)(b)(i), 58(1)(b)(ii), and 58(1)(b)(iii).

In order to demonstrate your support for this Complaint you can contact the I.C.C. Prosecutor by letter, fax, or email as indicated below.

Francis A. Boyle
Professor of International Law
Law Building
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: 217-333-7954 - Fax: 217-244-1478
 

 

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Urk said:

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Go for it dude. Is there a petition we can sign to see these ugly bastards put on trial? haha only joking. It'll never happen but it's worth a try. I shouldn't nay say it too much and I apologize if it sounds like I am. Maybe if they were just brought to a room an studied like social abnormalities. Maybe their nightmares are punishment worthy enough...though the power to forget and the lust for power are good allies.
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Hang them! Hang them all and may their souls be damned to eternal damnation in sweaty and violent hell!
 
January 30, 2010
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NBc said:

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Hang Em!! they made torture legal, they made spying on your own citizens legal and worst of all they got us into a 9 year war with no end in sight!! HANG EM!!!
 
January 30, 2010
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Project Humanbeingsfirst.org said:

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Open Letter to Francis Boyle, the Moral Law Professor, on the Ignored Iraqi & Afghani Victims of Imperial Mobilization
Open Letter is here:
http://print-humanbeingsfirst....tims.html


ICC update is here:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/49647


Zahir Ebrahim
Project Humanbeingsfirst.org
 
February 01, 2010 | url
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