International Law page

"The U.S. is a signatory to nine multilateral treaties that it has either blatantly violated or gradually subverted. The Bush Administration is now outright rejecting a number of those treaties, and in doing so, places global security in jeopardy, as other nations feel entitled to do the same. The rejected treaties include: The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty Banning Antipersonnel Mines, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a protocol to create a compliance regime for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM). The U.S. is also not complying with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Chemical Weapons Commission (CWC), the BWC, and the U.N. framework Convention on Climate Change."

Project Censored 2005

 

International War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

International Crimes - as defined by ICC
International Criminal Court page
Human Rights watch page
International Crimes (International Criminal Court)
Crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court

"We will take the actions necessary to ensure that our efforts to meet our global security commitments and protect Americans are not impaired by the potential for investigations, inquiry, or prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC), whose jurisdiction does not extend to Americans and which we do not accept."

US National Security Strategy

 

International Laws, Covenants, Conventions, and Human Rights Documents

Declaration of Independence - 1776
International Bills of Rights - link
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Constitution of the United States of America - 1787
The French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen (1789)
Amendments to US Constitution (1791-1964)
The Bill of Rights (1st ten amendments - ratified in 1791)
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - 1863
Theodore Roosevelt On Human Rights in Foreign Policy (1904)
Woodrow Wilson's Speeches on Latin America and Mexico (1913)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt "The Four Freedoms" (1941)
Franklin Roosevelt Economic Bill of Rights (1944)
United Nations Charter (1945)
American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man (1948)
UN Convention on Prevention & Punishment of Genocide (1951)
European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (1953)
Nelson Mandela - "No Easy Walk to Freedom" - Address (1953)
European Social Charter (1961)
Nelson R. Mandela - Statement During the Rivonia Trial (1964)
UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
UN International Covenant on Economic, Social, Cultural Rights (1966)
American Convention on Human Rights (1969)
The Helsinki Agreement (1975)
Jimmy Carter - Speech on Humane Foreign Policy (1977)
Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (1979)
Archbishop Oscar Romero - The Last Sermon (1980)
Jeane Kirkpatrick - Viable Human Rights Policy (1981)
Amnesty International Program for the Prevention of Torture (1983)
United Nations Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace (1984)
Delclaration on long-term consequences of war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam - Desmond Tutu (1984)
Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture (1985)
United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development (1986)
Human Rights Watch - Reagan's Human Rights Record (1988)
Amnesty International - Human Rights & U.S. Foreign Policy (1988)
Stockholm Declaration - Long-term consequences of war in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (2002)
International Bills of Rights - link

Articles

The Nuremberg Trials - The Indictments
Hitler's Legacy: Nuremberg Trials
War and Accountability - Jonathan Schell
Our War Criminals
Illusion and Reality
End Imperial Impunity
Inspect This - America's own secret bioweapons program
Why International Law Matters
US drug laws violate international law
The Other Guantanamo Bays (6/04)
Congress Seeks to Curb International Court (11/04)

Congress Moves to Cut Aid to Allies That Support World Criminal Court (12/04)
The Crime of War - international law regarding wars of aggression (2/05)
US, Somalia Still Opt Out of Children's Treaty (11/09)


International War Crimes

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