Subjects covered include:
- A Short History of War Law
- The Laws Prohibiting War
- The General Treaty for the Renunciation of War [Kellogg-Briand Pact]
- The United Nations Charter
- The Nuremburg Judgement
- The Nuremburg Principles
- The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
- The International Criminal Court Act 2001
These are the foundation documents which, when compared to the actions of Tony Blair and his government since 2002, make a compelling case to suggest he should at least answer charges of committing war crimes and genocide.
We’ll time-line Blair’s crimes and consider each in the context of War Law over the coming days, weeks and (because there are so many of them) months.
Is it even worth doing this? Don’t people like Blair simply get away with such things because they have powerful and influential friends and organisations protecting them? Maybe, maybe not. Even if he does walk away from his crimes, does that mean we should refrain from reminding him of what he has done? We all have a duty to stand up and say, “That’s wrong!” We shouldn’t be silent simply because Blair and his powerful friends lack the character to face responsibility for their actions. Put another way, let’s not be like them, let’s be different and let’s do the right thing.
I’m going to try anyway and any little success will be worthwhile.