China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

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China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People

The UN General Assembly’s Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations (Oct. 17, 1970) (hereinafter “the Declaration”) provided, inter alia, “The principle that States shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State or in any other manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations”.

The Declaration announced: Tiếp tục đọc “China’s 3 Crimes of War of Aggression against the Vietnamese People”

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

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.

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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”

International Criminal Court told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity

Submission argues ICC should investigate possible crimes ‘committed by individuals and corporate actors’

Asylum seekers on Manus Island in 2014
Asylum seekers on Manus Island in 2014. The Global Legal Action Network says Australia’s immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity. Photograph: Eoin Blackwell/AAP

Australia’s offshore immigration detention regime could constitute a crime against humanity, a petition before the International Criminal Court from a coalition of legal experts has alleged.

On Monday morning, GMT, a 108-page legal submission from the Global Legal Action Network (Glan) and the Stanford International Human Rights Clinic was submitted to the court, detailing what the network describes as the “harrowing practices of the Australian state and corporations towards asylum seekers”. The petition submits the office of the prosecutor of the ICC should open an investigation into possible “crimes against humanity committed by individuals and corporate actors”.

“As recent leaks reveal, these privatised facilities entail long-term detention in inhumane conditions, often including physical and sexual abuse of adults and children,” Glan said in a statement. Tiếp tục đọc “International Criminal Court told Australia’s detention regime could be a crime against humanity”