Geneva Conventions & International Criminal Court

The Geneva Conventions comprise four treaties, and three additional protocols, that establish the standards of International Law for the humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. The International Criminal Court (commonly referred to as the ICC or ICCt) is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes, and the crime of aggression (although it cannot, until at least 2017, exercise jurisdiction over the crime of aggression). 5.0/5

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From Foreign Policy Magazine: "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas planned for Wednesday in the Palestinian capital of Ramallah after a surprise move by the Palestinian leader to sign 15 International Conventions. Abbas signed applications as the "State of Palestine" to join U.N. agencies and ratify international treaties, including the Geneva Conventions. Abbas hopes this will give Palestinians greater leverage against Israel however, he did not move toward joining the International Criminal Court, where the Palestinians could lodge formal complaints against Israeli presence in the West Bank. Meanwhile, on Tuesday Israel reissued tenders for 708 homes in the Jewish settlement of Gilo in East Jerusalem. From a NATO meeting in Brussels, Kerry said, "We urge both sides to show restraint while we work with them." Kerry insisted it is premature to write off Israeli-Palestinian peace talks saying, "There are a lot of possibilities at play." T ...
International Law (Set of Rules) “Relations between States and between Nations” “Treaty Law made in and between Sovereign States” International Law is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized international relations. International Law differs from state-based legal systems in that it is primarily applicable to countries rather than to private citizens. National law may become International Law when treaties delegate national jurisdiction to supranational tribunals such as the European Court of Human Rights or the International Criminal Court. Treaties such as the Geneva Conventions may require national law to conform. Much of International Law is consent-based governance. This means that a state member of the international community is not obliged to abide by this type of International Law, unless it has expressly consented to a particular course of conduct. This is ...
The Israeli government has rejected a United Nations report on the impact of Israeli settlements in the West Bank on the Palestinians. The document produced Thursday by a panel of the Human Rights Council urged Israel to immediately begin withdrawing all Jewish settlers from the territory.   The report also claimed that the settlements violated the 1949 Geneva Conventions and that failure to withdraw could lead to a finding of War Crimes by the International Criminal Court. The Palestinians have threatened to take Israel to the ICC after the Palestinian Authority was recognized as a non-member observer state by the UN General Assembly last November.   The Human Rights Council's investigation began last March. Israel did not cooperate, barring investigators from entering the West Bank and charging the council with anti-Israel bias. The council has issued more resolutions regarding Israeli Human Rights violations than resolutions for all other countries combined.   In Jerusalem the Foreign Ministry said ...
UN Human Rights commission rules that Israel must remove settlements “Israel must, in compliance with article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, cease all settlement activities without preconditions. It must immediately initiate a process of withdrawal of all settlers from the OPT (occupied Palestinian territories),” French judge Christine Chanet wrote in his report. “The settlements contravene the 1949 Geneva Conventions forbidding the transfer of civilian populations into occupied territory, which could amount to War Crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC)” the report continues.
Omg! White phosphorous again! Crime against humanity! Collective punishment! Illegal! Children! Defenseless Civilians! War Crimes! Remember the Nuremberg Trials! It was for you, Jews! It was all for you! The formation of Israel, the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Law, the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the Convention on Genocide, the Geneva Conventions! And now you do this to an "Other" of a different color!?! It was for YOU!!!
“Depleted Uranium Weapons are designed not only to kill the enemy, devastate the civilian population for generations to come, but DU weapons also destroy the environment and damage the economy. In 1996 the United Nations passed a resolution that made DU illegal under International Law. In order to protect themselves and continue the illegal usage of depleted Uranium, the United States Government has co-opted the International Criminal Court, thus protecting certain individuals (Bush II and his administration) from War Crimes Charges. Unbeknownst to most U.S. Citizens and Unreported in the U.S. Media, was the International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan held at Tokyo Japan, December 15, of 2002. Those meetings lasted for over a year. The initial complaint presented for the Tribunal charges George Bush with 31 counts of War Crimes, Violations of the Geneva Conventions, and other crimes against Peace in the War on Afghanistan. In addition to the original 31 war crime charges against George Bus ...
Remember where you were when you heard the news. It’s not the International Criminal Court and it doesn’t have any government endorsements, but the first conviction for War Crimes against George W. Bush, *** Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and several of their senior legal advisors has been made. A U.S. President has been convicted for War Crimes, and it's the initial collection round the ICC probably needed towards raising Bush’s airfare to The Hague. The prosecution occurred at the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Foundation, a private organization chartered under Malaysian law. It has no endorsement from any government worldwide and is anything but an institution of global acclaim, but it is still very significant because it has been created by those with power to persuade the ICC. Those condemned are Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and former deputy assistant attorney general John Choon Yoo, former assistant attorney general Jay Bybee, and former counsels Alberto Gonzales, David Addington and William Haynes. T ...
The armed forces of the United States of America have committed War Crimes at certain times throughout their history. Most - but not all - contemporary War Crimes are defined by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Geneva Conventions, and the associated laws of war under International Law.[1]...
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