Tribunal to Hear Second War Crime Charge Against Bush & Associates


 

Tribunal to Hear Second War Crime Charge Against Bush & Associates

Posted by John MacHaffie

On May 7-13, 2012. The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes
Tribunal will be hearing the second charge of Crime of Torture and War Crimes
against former U.S. President George W. Bush and his associates namely Richard
Cheney, former U.S. Vice President, Donald Rumsfeld, former Defence Secretary,
Alberto Gonzales, then Counsel to President Bush, David Addington, then General
Counsel to the Vice-President, William Haynes II, then General Counsel to
Secretary of Defense, Jay Bybee, then Assistant Attorney General, and John
Choon Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney-General. This is one of the first
times in history that lawyers have been charged with war crimes for rendering
misleading legal advice in an attempt to exonerate war crimes by their
principals and governments.

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal is constituted
of eminent persons with legal qualifications. The judges of the Tribunal, which
is headed by retired Malaysian Federal Court judge Tan Sri Dato Lamin bin Haji
Mohd Yunus, who also served as an ad litem judge at the International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Republic of Yugoslavia, include other notable names
such as Mr Alfred Lambremont Webre, a Yale graduate, who authored several books
on politics, Tunku Sofiah Jewa, practising lawyer and author of numerous
publications on International Law, Prof Salleh Buang, former Federal Counsel in
the Attorney-General Chambers and retired Court of Appeal judge Datuk Mohd
Sa’ari Yusof.

The prosecution for the trial will be led by
Prof Gurdial Singh Nijar, prominent law professor and author of several law publications
and Prof Francis Boyle, leading American professor, practitioner and advocate
of international law, and assisted by a team of lawyers.

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Tribunal to Hear Second War Crime Charge Against
Bush & Associates

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 April 2012 (mathaba)
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal will be hearing the second charge of
Crime of Torture and War Crimes against former U.S. President George W. Bush
and his associates namely Richard Cheney, former U.S. Vice President, Donald
Rumsfeld, former Defence Secretary, Alberto Gonzales, then Counsel to President
Bush, David Addington, then General Counsel to the Vice-President, William
Haynes II, then General Counsel to Secretary of Defense, Jay Bybee, then
Assistant Attorney General, and John Choon Yoo, former Deputy Assistant Attorney-General.
The charge reads as follows:

The Accused persons had committed the Crime of
Torture and War Crimes, in that: ….

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