By Michael Haas
Eminent jurists, expert felony businesses, and human rights screens during this kingdom and around the globe have declared that President George W. Bush might be prosecuted as a conflict felony while he leaves workplace for his overt and systematic violations of such overseas legislations because the Geneva and Hague Conventions and such US legislation because the conflict Crimes Act, the Anti-Torture Act, and federal attack legislation. George W. Bush, battle Criminal? identifies and files 269 particular struggle crimes lower than US and foreign legislations for which President Bush, senior officers and employees in his management, and armed forces officials below his command are at risk of be prosecuted. Haas divides the 269 battle crimes of the Bush management into 4 sessions: 6 conflict crimes dedicated in launching a struggle of aggression; 36 battle crimes dedicated within the behavior of struggle; one hundred seventy five warfare crimes dedicated within the remedy of prisoners; and fifty two struggle crimes dedicated in postwar occupations.
For all of the 269 battle crimes of the Bush management, Professor Haas offers bankruptcy and verse in certain yet non-technical language, together with the explicit acts deemed to be warfare crimes, the names of the officers deemed to be conflict criminals, and the precise language of the overseas or household legislation violated via these officers. the writer proceeds to think about a number of the US, foreign, and international tribunals within which the warfare crimes of Bush management defendants could be attempted below acceptable our bodies of legislation. He evaluates the real-world practicability of bringing situations opposed to Bush and Bush officers in all of the attainable venues. ultimately, he weighs the felony, political, and humanitarian execs and cons of truly bringing Bush and Bush officers to trial for conflict crimes.
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Extra info for George W. Bush, War Criminal?: The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes
War Crime #19. Use of Napalm.
King Gustavus II of Sweden in 1621 decreed in the country’s Articles of War a ban on killing women, children, the clergy, the elderly, and female servants. The ﬁrst treaty regulating warfare was signed in 1675 between France and Germany (then called the Holy Roman Empire). Known as the Strasbourg Agreement, the two countries agreed never to use poison or toxic bullets. 1), with the United States in the forefront of that legal development. The Constitution of the United States, as written in 1787, gives Congress the power to “deﬁne and punish piracies and felonies committed CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE CONDUCT OF WAR 33 on the high seas and offences against the law of nations” (Article I, Section 8).
Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair jointly planned the war by July 2002, according to notes in what has become known as the Downing Street Memo. London was prepared to join Washington in waging war on Iraq regardless of the outcome of international diplomacy in the United Nations. Other countries were also involved. Troops entering Afghanistan came from Uzbekistan, and those marching into Iraq started from Kuwait. A dozen countries allowed American warplanes to enter their airspace, and American warships docked at the ports of Qatar and other countries.