“not a single country, not a single state, not a single government should undertake any action directed at the forcible replacement of an acting government in any other country.” – Dmitri Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister Continue reading
- British officials reject US request to use UK bases against Iran
- Switzerland dismiss US-led unilateral sanctions against Iran
- Swiss-based Vitol – latest oil firm bypassing the USGovt sanctions against Iran
LPAC – October 27, 2012 – President Obama’s killer drone program is about to come under scrutiny from the UN Human Rights Council, announced Ben Emmerson QC, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and implementation of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, during a speech delivered yesterday at Harvard University Law School. Emmerson reported that a dedicated investigative unit will be set up in Geneva to examine the legality of drone attacks in cases where civilians are killed in so-called “targeted” counter-terrorism operations.
Emmerson’s colleague on the Human Rights Council, South African lawyer Christoph Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur for extrajudical killings, issued a report, last summer, sharply critical of the U.S. drone program, and warned that war crimes may have been committed in the process of carrying it out. (emphasis added) Continue reading
“Well, this is a classic case of what has changed over the last 20 years. And that is simply that the shape of the world is now empire vs. the rest of you. What I say here now is that Caesar has spoken. Caesar is the law. Caesar is the United States and the satraps overseas – the UK in the first instance, and now Sweden in the other, do the bidding of the empire. The country that has refused to do the bidding of the empire, Ecuador, is playing a very interesting role here. Their foreign minister said this morning that “we are not a British colony, and the days of colonialism are over. So what we see here is a playing out of the fact that there is a complete disrespect for international law.(…) This is unprecedented.” – Ray McGovern, former CIA officer (1)
November 4, 2011
The International Prosecution Chamber in Stockholm
107 22 Stockholm
Report on serious offences subject to public prosecution
Human Rights Watch called for an investigation of the circumstances of Qaddafi’s death, because if he was killed while in detention, it would constitute a serious violation of the laws of war.
“Killing someone outside a judicial procedure, even in countries where there is the death penalty, is outside the rule of law.”
Rupert Colville, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights / LaRouchePac
Global Research, August 26, 2011
Press TV – 2011-08-25
“NATO’s heads of governments have blood on their hands; they have lots of bloods on their hands because they have killed a lot of men, women and children,” Michel Chossudovsky, director of Center for Research on Globalization in Montreal, told Press TV.