Civilian Deaths Direct Result of World Inaction On War Crimes?

Normally at IWCR we like to keep to a policy of maximum facts, minimum opinion.
This post is an exception.

In our opinion, what is happening in the Middle East, particularly in Bahrain and in Libya, could be regarded as a direct result of the failure of the world to prosecute war crimes.
Everybody in power, from the top leaders through the ranks of the military and government institutions right down to the individuals who are asked to shoot at unarmed protesters, should be aware that at some time in the near future, they may have answer for their actions in a court of law. If this were to be true, governing powers would take this into consideration when deciding on the course of actions they should take against unarmed civilians, and in many cases would decide against such actions.

Regrettably, governing powers currently do not have to take this into consideration as they are aware the chances of their being made to answer for their crimes by the international community are very low. This means there is very little deterence for those in power to avoid committing such crimes.

As a result of this, there may be at this very moment, innocent people who are being arrested, tortured, raped, assaulted and murdered with impunity.

The moment the international community is able to persistently, successfully and routinely prosecute war crimes suspects, regardless of their position, nationality, race or religion is the day innocent people will be afforded some protection from the horrors we are now witnessing.

Prosecuting War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity is one of the most important issues facing the international community today, and its success will mean a concrete improvement in many people’s lives throughout the world.

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3 Responses to Civilian Deaths Direct Result of World Inaction On War Crimes?

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  2. KLAYTON peterson says:

    Vincent Bugliosi’s book The Case for the Prosection of George W Bush fo War Crimes should be read so that we as American citizens can learn about our complicity in perpetuating war and war crimes world wide. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove, Ashcroft, Powell and yes Obama (for continuing these wars)— all are guilty of war crimes.

  3. Need to Inestigate Museveni’s Attrocities in Uganda
    Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,has been dishonest to Ugandans as he continues to peddle lies the genesis of his lies began by Museveni deliberately refusing to tell Ugandans his Country and year of birth this has left room for speculation up to now and he is taking Ugandans for a rider as he can claim any year in order for him to continue contesting for leadership in Uganda and this has left room for him to manipulate the constitution .All Sources are divided on Museveni’s exact year and place of birth. While the year of 1938 is the most prominent in discourse on Museveni. Sometimes he says that he was born in 1945 or 1946 but most Ugandans believe that Museveni was born in Rwanda before first world war 11, this prompted the members of Action for Change to organize Museveni,s birthday as he is clocking 73 years old, making him ineligible to contest for presidency in 2016.Ugandans who have come out to question Museveni his country of birth and year have been harassed by security agents and being accused of trying to promote sectarianism and annoying the personality of the president which is a criminal offence. Some of them have end up in safe houses and being tortured. We Ugandans have a right to know about his rightful age and his originality of the person governing us and we request him to at least mention only 2 generation of his great grand fathers and where they’re buried .As Ugandans we have had enough of Museveni and we humbly request him come 2016, let him go and contest for leadership [presidency] in his country of birth Rwanda.
    Museveni since he came to power his rule has been mainly based on tribalism and this has made certain tribe to become victims like the Acholi ,Langi ,Iteso his forces under his command have committed a number of war crimes and human rights violation on the people in Northern Uganda between October and December 1988 the NRA forcibly cleared approximately 100,000 people from their homes in and around Gulu town. Soldiers committed hundreds of extrajudicial executions unabated forcibly moving people, burning down homes and granaries under the watchful eye of Museveni’s brother Salim Saleh, General Tinyefuza. LRA and UPDEF carried out a massacre in Atyak. now of recent the Baganda have again become his next victims, having already killed a number of the baganda in Luwero, Museveni using state torture agencies like police, UPDF,RRU, and VCCU. Have arrested a number of baganda that belong to the opposition and they are rotting and suffering in safe houses. Museveni’s army has perpetuated one of the world’s humanitarian crises in the Great Lakes region, Museveni ‘s invasion of Rwanda that resulted into death of about 1 million people, then the invasion of Congo in 1998 also resulted in an estimated 5.4 million deaths and now he ‘s still killing innocent Ugandans that try to exercise they constitutional rights like the right to demonstrate.
    I hereby condemn the ICC For double standards of failing to issue an international arrest warrant for Museveni’s atrocities that are well documented yet they are busy hunting Bashir and son of Gaddaffi.let there be justice for all not selective justice.

    Ddungu Musa Evans.
    Living in New Zealand

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