First posted on UNCLOSforum.wordpress.com on July 27, 2014
This is the law for China leaders and every political or military leader in the world.
The Vietnamese version follows the English version.
Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal
Court on the Crime of Aggression
1. Article 5, paragraph 2, of the Statute is deleted.
2. The following text is inserted after article 8 of the Statute:
Article 8 bis -Crime of aggression
1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime of aggression” means the planning, preparation, initiation or execution, by a person in a position effectively to exercise control over or to direct the political or military action of a State, of an act of aggression which, by its character, gravity and scale, constitutes a manifest violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Tiếp tục đọc “Amendments to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court on the Crime of Aggression – Tu chính án Đạo luật Rome của Tòa Hình sự Quốc tế về Tội Xâm Lược”
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte denounced what he called “bulls***” Western threats to seek his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over his role in a bloody crackdown on drug dealers.
In a speech on Monday, Duterte, who has been accused of ordering extrajudicial killings in his anti-narcotics campaign since taking office in June, scolded the US government for what he called hypocritical threats to try him in the Hague-based tribunal, to which Washington is not a signatory. Tiếp tục đọc “Rodrigo Duterte shrugs off ‘bulls***’ ICC threat”
(Italic by TĐH)
A country that does not investigate or hold to account those who are responsible for crimes and violence risks continued and future fighting because the rage, injustice and fear felt by victims festers, gets passed on to future generations and eventually can explode, said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
“There must be judicial accountability,” he said. “This individual accountability is an important factor in eroding the dangerous perception that a whole community is collectively responsible for the violence that has taken place. Lack of accountability will generate feelings of cynicism and distrust…and breed the idea that people need to arm to prevent atrocities from happening again.”