Skip to comments.AP Exclusive: NATO may face posible ICC probe (Libya)
Posted on 11/11/2011 3:56:33 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
BRUSSELS (AP) Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined "impartially and independently," according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters.
The diplomats said action to pre-empt a war crimes investigation would likely include an immediate internal legal review of all incidents in which NATO bombing or other actions caused civilian casualties.
They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue.
Currently, nearly 120 states are parties to the ICC. All European NATO members and Canada have accepted its jurisdiction.
Since NATO is not a signatory to the ICC treaty, it would appear likely that any violations of the conventions on the laws of war would require direct dealings between the court and its member states, and not with NATO as an institution.
The operation's critics including Russia, China and the African Union have argued that NATO misused the limited U.N. resolution as a pretext to promote regime change in Libya.
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Obama endorsed torture and street executions yesterday but thinks splashing water in someone`s face (waterboarding) is an abomination.
Said govt. forces and Obama violated numerous International and American laws combined yesterday and in the past :
1907 Hague IV Annex
1949 Geneva Conventions
18 USC § 2441
War Powers Act
Obama and the Libyan Govt. are war criminals ,period,end of story according to the law.
* Obama endorsed torture and street executions but thinks splashing water in someone`s face (waterboarding) is an abomination.
Said govt. forces and Obama violated numerous International and American laws combined. *
Probe hell, NATO was/is a total out law organization and committed many acts of murder in Libya , I have lost all respect for them, they need to be defunded.
It’s well past time for the NATO countries to dump the
ICC. Maybe this’ll be a motivation.
If they didn’t go after NATO for Kosovo, what makes you think they’ll go after them for Libya.
You CANNOT be the proxy airforce for Al-Qaeda, allow torture and executions and be allowed to walk away from the Geneva Conventions !?
Quadaffi was not attacking anyone. At the time of his ‘execution’ he was not a threat to anyone including his own people, as was reported.
NATO and the so called ‘rebels’ killed more Libyan civilians than Quadaffi ever could.
The whole thing was illegal, every bit of it. It was an international mugging of a sovereign state based on some speculative excuse of what Quadaffi ‘might’ do. It completely ignores the ongoing wholesale massacre of civilians in both Iran and Syria.
Ridiculous. NATO and the U.S. have gone rogue. The whole world is wondering who they will arbitrarily target for murder next.