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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE AND DISARMAMENT PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 September 2020 07:01

 

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

(OUTLINE FROM A LARGER DOCUMENT)

(RE POSTED  2020-09-17) LEST WE FORGET  INCREASED MILITARISM AND DEFIANCE OF THE RULE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW)

 

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DISARMAMENT POSTER - NORTHERN fRIENDS' pEACE BOARD 1935

UPDATE IN 2020

In December 2016, Canada along with US allies  gave the reason for not adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapon, that US nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of Canada  and that Canada would never agree that nuclear weapons would never be used

And in july2017 Canada refused to sign and ratify a Treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons which undertakes never under any circumstances to:

(a) Develop, test, produce, manufacture, otherwise acquire, possess or stockpile nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (b) Transfer to any recipient whatsoever nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices or control over such weapons or explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (c) Receive the transfer of or control over nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices directly or indirectly;

 (d) Use or threaten to use nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices;

 (e) Assist, encourage or induce, in any way, anyone to engage in any activity prohibited to a State Party under this Treaty;

(g) Allow any stationing, installation or deployment of any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices in its territory or at any place under its jurisdiction or control.

 

And  instead Canada  had  agreed, at a NATO Conference, to the following;

1) Nuclear weapons must be maintained indefinitely.

2) we will improve their use and accuracy (modernize them).

3  wecan use them first.

4) we can target non-nuclear weapons states.

5) We can threaten to use them.

6) We can keep them in Europe, as we are now doing.

7)  We can launch some on 15 minutes warning.

8) We say “they are essential for peace."

And We will never agree that they should never be used.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 September 2020 07:07
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VICTORIA BC OPPOSITION TO INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN "the Rule of International law not Revenge must Prevail" PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 10:32

 

VICTORIA BC OPPOSITION TO INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

"the Ruke of International law not Revenge must Prevail"

FROM THE ARCHIVES

N E W S    R E L E A S E

 

2001 For Immediate Release:  September 18, 2001

 

Islam is not the enemy. War is not the answer.

 

Victoria-- Last night, over 100 concerned citizens representing a wide

diversity of organizations (list below), ages, religions and races, met at

the University of Victoria to found the Victoria Peace Coalition. Those

attending formed six committees to voice Victorians' deep concern about the

US terrorist attacks, the drive towards war, and the increase of racism.

The following statement was agreed to unanimously by all attending the

founding meeting:

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2014 peace conference in the Hague PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 May 2020 15:21

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Love Gone Viral PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 March 2020 13:47

Stuck with things to do? These creative people took to dancing on the top of Mount Doug in Victoria BC. All across the mountain top were people who came to sit where they could see each other and be safe. The sun was out and it was a warm spring day 20200319_172620 COVID-19

See Video Here on Youtube

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Coronaviruses Mountain Top Distancing Together PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 March 2020 11:38

When your stuck with things to do. These creative people took to the top of Mount Doug in Victoria BC.

 

All across the mountain top were people who came to sit where they could see each other and be safe. The sun was out and it was a warm spring day.  I counted over 20 scattered along the hill side  There were many morescattered along the trails.

 

People on mountain during Coronaviruses outbreak.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2020 13:10
 
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

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