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2020 The Fate of the Earth Must Not be Decided by the US and its Fellow Nuclear Weapons States and NATO allies. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 24 January 2020 13:25

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

 

The Doom's Day clock is now at 100 seconds To midnight

 

 

nuclear weapons blast explosion test operation plumbbob priscillaA 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" explodes during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1957. The device was detonated from a balloon.

 

‎UPDATE OF http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/04/fate-of-earth-must-not-be-decided-by-us-fellow-nuclear-states/ 

In June 2017, I attended the UN negotiations on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Canada and its NATO allies and nuclear weapon states, including the US, France, Russia and China Great Britain Pakistan India, North Korea and israel were  absent

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 11:40
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Petition to UNGA to set up an international Tribunal to try President Donald J Trump for Crimes Against the Peace PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 06 January 2020 13:18

By the Global  Compliance Research Project 

The UN General Assembly should invoke under Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to Establish an International Tribunal to try  Donald J. Trump for Crimes Against Peace  for authorizing the United States’ military assassination of Iran’s most powerful military commander General Qasem Soleimani.

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The Nuremberg trial established key principles to apply in the case of Crimes against Peace, and War crimes. Two key principles are the following: (Principle 3) The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as head of state or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law. 

(Principle 1) Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.

It is time to finally establish an international tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law 

AND to try Donald J. Trump. This tribunal will incorporate the principles from the Nuremberg  and would be based previous  International Tribunals.

The Nuremberg trial established key principles to apply in the case of Crimes against Peace, and War crimes. Two key principles are the following: (Principle 3) The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as head of state or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law. 

(Principle 1) Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.

It is time to finally establish an international tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law 

AND to try President Donald J Trump,


Having been established by the United Nations General Assembly, under Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations, the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed by PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump in the Territory of IRAQ  (hereinafter referred to as "the International Tribunal") shall function in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2020 17:34
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Petition to set up an international Tribunal to try President Donald J. Trump for Crimes Against the Peace PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 06 January 2020 13:12

 

Petition to set up an international Tribunal to try President Donald J. Trump  for Crimes Against the  Peace


The UN General Assembly should invoke under Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to Establish an International Tribunal to try  Donald J. Trump for Crimes Against Peace  for authorizing the United States’ military assassination of Iran’s most powerful military commander General Qasem Soleimani.


The Nuremberg trial established key principles to apply in the case of Crimes against Peace, and War crimes. Two key principles are the following: (Principle 3) The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as head of state or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law. 

(Principle 1) Any person who commits an act which constitutes a crime under international law is responsible therefore and liable to punishment.

It is time to finally establish an international tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law 

AND to try Donald J. Trump. This tribunal will incorporate the principles from the Nuremberg  and would be based previous  International Tribunals.

The Nuremberg trial established key principles to apply in the case of Crimes against Peace, and War crimes. Two key principles are the following: (Principle 3) The fact that a person who committed an act which constitutes a crime under international law acted as head of state or responsible government official does not relieve him from responsibility under international law. 

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TIME FOR EMERGENCY SESSION OF THE UNGA INVOKING THE UNITING FOR PEACE RESOLUTION PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 04 January 2020 12:51

 

The US does not recognize the Internatiional Criminal Court (ICC) and seems to believe it can act with impunity without consequences.

And the US will probably attempt as it did in 2003 to bypass Chapter VI of the Charter and try to coerce the permanent members to support, the strike on Iran as being a preventive strike or use article 51 and argue it was self defence. As in 2003, the permanent members of  UNSC will not be in unanimity and will not support the legality of the strike.

in 2003, I was part of the Uniting for Peace Coalition and we were using 1951 Uniting for Peace Resolution which stated that when the UNSC permanent members could not agree, the responsiilty to act falls on the UNGA. In 2003,  the permanent members did not agree. We lobbied the UNGA to have an emergency session and invoke the Uniting for peace Resolution and condemn the imminent invasion OF iRAQ. It almost happened until the US sent a threatening letter to all state delegations.

The 1951 Uniting for Peace" resolution, states that in any cases where 

the Security Council, because of a lack of unanimity amongst its PERMANENT members, fails to act as required to maintain international peace and security, the General Assembly shall consider the matter immediately and may issue any recommendations it deems necessary in order to restore international peace and security. If not in session at the time the General Assembly may meet using the mechanism of the emergency special session.  

 

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2020 15:03
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De-legitimization of war War on Trial PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:44

Sunday, 20 July 2014 09:29

REPOSTED De-legitimization of war War on trial

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By Joan Russow Global Compliance Research Project -

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War should be placed in the Dustbin of History? The Transcript of the presentation at ngo conference at the UN and videotaped 

 Joan Russow: Prosecution

Sadly, the United Nations has often been equated with the UN Security Council, (UNSC) which is deemed to be able to bestow legality, under Article VII of the Charter of the United Nations, on an invasion of another state. The UN Security Council violates a fundamental principle in the Charter of the United Nations: the principle of sovereign equality, and by being given the power to bestow legitimacy on an act of war, violates the fundamental purpose of the Charter of the United Nations - to prevent the scourge of war. The UN Security Council should be abolished and the UNGA should be strengthened.

PROVISIONS UNDER CHAPTER VI FOR THE PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES

Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2020 19:22
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