Tuesday, January 29, 2008

'Blair Government police investigation for war crimes' PT1

Press Conference,
Room C, 1 Parliament Street
Tuesday 15th January 2008 3pm

John McDonnell MP, Chris Coverdale: International War Law Expert and Annie Machon of the Campaign to Make War History brief MPs and the media on allegations of war crimes committed against the people of Iraq by Britain's former Prime Minister and former Attorney General.

Officers from Scotland Yard have commenced a criminal investigation into the deaths of Iraqi citizens killed during the armed invasion and occupation of Iraq. The Metropolitan Police are acting in response to crimes reported by peace activists from We Are Change UK and The Campaign to Make War History. In an unprecedented step, the case was handed to the War Crimes division of the Counter Terrorism branch who are now investigating allegations of 14 criminal offences committed by Tony Blair, Lord Goldsmith and others. The offences are under the International Criminal Court Act 2001, which came into effect under English common law, just two days before 9/11.

• genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and conduct ancillary to these crimes under Sections 51 and 52 of The International Criminal Court Act 2001.
• a crime against peace and complicity in a crime against peace under Articles 6 and 7 of The Nuremburg Principles.
• murder, incitement to murder and conspiracy to murder under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861.
• conspiracy to commit genocide, a crime against humanity and war crimes under the Criminal Law Act 1977.

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(Reprinted from youtube.)

Ah, nice one.


an average patriot said...

I can only hope this sentiment spreads to America and yesterday. I should have done it before but I am right now linking to you.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

If only it included his retarded brother...(:

TomCat said...

Thanks for stopping by PP and leaving this news. It made my day. Wouldn't be ironic of the poodle goes to prison, while the guy holding the leash goes free? May they share the dock at the war crimes tribunal!

landsker said...

I`m sure that will happen, there are fewer places to which these criminals can run.
Apparently, the police have a list of 5,000 names, mostly politicians and military/intelligence types, it goes without saying that the police know they have the backing of most of the British people.
Again, you are welcome, maybe if the issue gains momentum and voice over here, the motivation will spread to the people of America.
War crimes tribunal... never mind impeachment.

The Antagonist said...

There's a little more on this, including a copy of the War Law and War Crimes handout that was distributed at the press conference here:

Blairwatch: The Blair Years and the war crimes tribunal

Note: It's unlikely that similar proceedings can be brought against U.S war criminals as the wily Bush never signed the bit of paper that makes this possible in the UK.

Those in the U.S. will have to make other plans to bring their war criminals to justice.

landsker said...

Hi Antagonist,
Thanks for the link, and welcome, it appears that the days of the warmongers are dwindling, there could be some interesting times ahead for the military and the senior politicians involved in the current "war on terror."

Liona said...

Good words.