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PETITION AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow
Thursday, 29 August 2013 13:17

 

COGNIZANT THAT resorting to military intervention, the US and its allies will be in violation of the fundamental purpose of the United Nations – to prevent the scourge of war

 

CONCERNED ABOUT the years of using various ill-conceived guises for justifying Military intervention: "human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention"(Kosovo, 1999), "self  defence" (Afghanistan, 2001)"Responsibility to Protect" (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013)

 

AWARE THAT in May 2013 U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators;

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE94409Z20130505

AWARE THAT the US has ratified the UN Chemical Conventions but has not yet completely eliminated chemical weapons, Israel has signed but not ratified the UN Chemical weapons Convention, and Syria will only ratify the chemical weapons Convention if Israel renounces nuclear arms  

http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/united-states/

 

AWARE ALSO THAT Canada, Israel  and US  have refused to adopt the Declaration on a nuclear Arms Free Middle East

 

NOTING THAT188 states have ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention, the provisions in the Convention have become international peremptory arms

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED that the US and its allies are attempting to secure support, through Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, for an intervention into Syria, rather than invoking chapter VI- the peaceful resolution of disputes.

 

Giventhe social, environmental, health, human rights, economic consequences of war, under no conditions or circumstance is war legal or just.

 

THE FOLLOWING SIGNATORIES :

 

Oppose military intervention in Syria

and Call for

(i)Invoking  Chapter VI - the peaceful resolution of disputes- of the Charter of the United Nations, and insgtituting a cease-fire

(ii) Respecting the International rule of law including a referral to  the International Court of Justice, as per the Chemical weapons convention

(iii)Providing  increased humanitarian aid to countries aiding Syrian refugees 

 

SIGN-ON      

NAME               GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL          COUNTRY                                            E-MAIL 

 

 

 PLEASE send to presidents or Prime Ministers or leaders of political parties

 

Also up on a petition site

http://www.change.org/petitions/oppose-military-intervention-in-syria?share_id=GVFffdLDNp&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition#invite

 

 

 

For more information contact Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 18:37
 

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