Nearly 60 countries signed a treaty that bans governments from holding people in secret detention, but the United States and some of its key European allies were not among them.Read more . . .
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the Center for Constitutional Rights described how the Constitution had been shredded based on assumptions about the 9/11 attacks. By then, it had also become clear that the government was actually giving aid and comfort to the enemy (violating Article 3) through arming and training terrorists. One might think it obvious that stopping such actions would be the goal of all Americans but to do so one Congress member has had to spell it out in legislation.Read more . . .
Millions of Afghans have had their lives permanently changed by the U.S. war, which marked its 15th anniversary on Oct. 7 — an unpropitious date that came and went with little attention in the media, and virtually no acknowledgment by major American politicians. More than a decade of nonstop war has pushed Afghanistan to the brink of catastrophe. And things are getting worse, not better.
At least 220,000 Afghans were killed in the first 12 years of the war, in a conservative estimate, according to a report by the Nobel Prize-winning organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.Read more . . .
Resolutions of the Security Council might violate rules of dispositive law and thos of peremptory nature as well. States being convinced that the Security Council disregards peremptory norms of international law and, therefore, taking the position to the not obliged to respect these resolutions, are under the duty to inform the Security Council about their scruples. they ahve to warn the Security Council before, unilaterally, acting against the order of a resolution.Read more . . .
The Dutch government has refused to reveal details of a secret pact between members of the Joint Investigation Team examining the downed Flight MH17. If the participants, including Ukraine, don’t want information to be released, it will be kept secret.Read more . . .
Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come Palestinian Recourse to the International Criminal Court: The Time has Come By Prof. Richard Falk [Prefatory Note: “Palestine’s Dilemma: To Go or Not to Go to the International Criminal Court” … Read more . . .
A recent poll asked people in Britain how many Iraqis had been killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The answers they gave were shocking. A majority said that fewer than 10,000 had been killed. Scientific studies report that up to a million Iraqi men, women and children died in an inferno lit by the British government and its ally in Washington. That’s the equivalent of the genocide in Rwanda. And the carnage goes on. Relentlessly.Read more . . .
The division of Libya into three separate countries is part of the US-NATO imperial design. It is part of a project shared by the U.S., Britain, Italy, and France.
The NATO war launched against Libya in March 2011 was geared towards the breakup of the country into three separate entities.
10 challenging questions for readers 1. On what base did the Security Council determine in the morning of September 12, 2001, that the mass murder of the previous day was an act of “international” terrorism?2. On what evidence did the … Read more . . .
Antiterror Measures at Homeeditorial The New York Times, October 1, 2011 One of the bitter lessons of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was the need for better coordination and sharing of intelligence among the nation’s security agencies, to … Read more . . .
A Different Legal System for the Rich: Imagine Getting Off Easy for Hit-and-Run Because You Run a Hedge Fund By Joshua Holland, AlterNet Posted on November 24, 2010, Printed on November 25, 2010 http://www.alternet.org/story/148964/ Our lopsided wealth distribution makes the … Read more . . .
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When the Law Goes Flat Ernest Partridge, Co-Editor "The Crisis Papers." July 26, 2004 http://www.crisispapers.org/essays/rule-of-law.htm Something much more profound underlies this terrible episode [at Abu Ghraib prison]. … Read more . . .
The Rule of Law, R.I.P. by Sheldon Richman, April 2001 Freedom Daily (The Future of Freedom Foundation) THERE IS LITTLE LEFT of the rule of law in the United States of America. To be sure, things are worse elsewhere, but … Read more . . .
Corruption of the Law Leads to Corrupt Government – Brief Article Paul Craig Roberts June 26, 2000 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_24_16/ai_63257840 If you were a U.S. attorney general confronting possibly the biggest presidential scandal in American history and the FBI director strongly advised … Read more . . .
The Patriot Act: How it effects you Michael Webster, Investigative Reporter Amereican Chronicle, February 15, 2008 http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/52560 The Patriot Act was passed into law on October 24, 2001 by the Congress of the United States, just 45 days after the … Read more . . .
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-scotus1apr01,1,1982520.story Judges can still punish acquitted defendants In refusing to consider a Wisconsin man's appeal, the Supreme Court says jurists can issue prison sentences even if the jury has cleared a defendant of certain crimes. By David G. Savage, Los … Read more . . .
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/09/washington/09justice.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper&oref=slogin In Justice Shift, Corporate Deals Replace Trials by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times April 9, 2008 WASHINGTON ? In 2005, federal authorities concluded that a Monsanto consultant had visited the home of an Indonesian official and, with the approval … Read more . . .
U.S. Imposes sanctions on Syrian businessman International Hereald Tribune, 22 Febr. 2008 The United States on Thursday imposed economic sanctions against a prominent Syrian businessman as part of an effort to punish officials in Syria for alleged efforts to undermine … Read more . . .