Monday, December 26, 2005

Benn letter; Time for International Accountability

BRINGING THE WAR CRIMINALS TO ACCOUNT

Letter to UN and UK Attorney General


(email office@stopwar.org.uk to add your name to the 'supplementary signatories' list - see below)

On 7th December 2005 Tony Benn and forty three others, including Rose Gentle, Reg Keys, Harold Pinter, and Michael Mansfield QC, sent a letter to The UN and to the UK Attorney General asking them to investigate breaches of The Nuremberg Charter and Geneva and Hague Conventions during the Iraq
War, and to bring those responsible to account. The UK is obliged as a Signator to The Conventions to investigate these charges. STOP THE WAR asks you to join as supplementary signatories by e-mail, or post. We want these signatures to be without end or time limit, and, as  citizens of the UK, to make it clear, that the Attorney General must fulfill his obligations. Alternatively we risk these Conventions being torn up, and in the words of Harold Pinter, we will have "torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder," without cease. We want to restore dignity, and humanity to our country, not the rule of Abu Ghraib, the dog lead, and Fallujah

If you agree with the Tony Benn Submission which follows, can you please send your name to the Stop The War e-mail site (office@stopwar.org.uk), or by post to Stop The War, 27 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JP, where it will be recorded and passed to the UN and Attorney General. Your e-mail address will be kept secret.

Lindsey German, and Nicholas Wood on behalf of Tony Benn.

I.........……………………………………………………………

AGREE WITH THE TONY BENN SUBMISSION OF 7 DEC 2005

Dated ............................


REQUEST TO KOFI ANNAN, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, AND TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL  OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
With Reference to The Iraq War 2003 - 20005

This is a request to Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN that he should instigate an investigation into the claims listed in the attachment to this memorandum. It is also jointly addressed to Lord Goldsmith the Attorney General of the UK. The UK is a High Contracting Party and Signatory to The Geneva and Hague Conventions and Protocols and The Nuremberg Charter of 1945, and of The Rome Statute of The International Criminal Court. It is thus appropriate that The Attorney General should investigate what appear to be grave breaches of these Conventions and Protocols, and of UN General Assembly Resolution No 95, before and during the Iraq War 2003 - 2005.

We are concerned that, should these breaches be established, those responsible should be held to account. This is urgent. It appears that many breaches, even now, are continuing to take place.

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List of signatories

 
We concur!

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