Posted on October 21, 2012
Published on Oct 20, 2012 by PressTVGlobalNews
A prominent international lawyer says former US
President George W. Bush, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair stand
guilty of crimes against peace, war crimes and torture, Press TV
In November 2011, the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal, in which
Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of
Illinois, led the prosecution team, convicted Bush and Blair of crimes
against peace and humanity, and genocide over their roles in the Iraq
On May 11, 2012, the tribunal also found Bush, former US Vice
President Dick Cheney and former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
guilty of the crime of torture.
“We will keep after Bush and Blair for sure for crimes against peace,
war crimes and torture in general,” Boyle told Press TV in a recent
“We got them both convicted of a Nuremberg crime against peace,” he
added while referring to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the
principles of international law recognized in the Charter of the
According to Principles of the Nuremberg Tribunal, planning,
preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in
violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances are crimes
“punishable” under international law.
In September, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Blair and Bush should be
taken to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over their
roles in the Iraq war. “We are making efforts now to do this,” Boyle
stated, adding, “We tried to get Bush in Switzerland, but his lawyers
advised him not to go to Switzerland. I tried three times to get Bush in
Canada, but unfortunately the Canadian government protected Bush.”
“The wheels of justice might turn slowly, but they do turn.”
Boyle also criticized the ICC for its failure to bring to justice US, UK and Israeli criminals.
“So far, they are just going after black thugs from Africa and not
dealing with this wholesale mass murderers and criminals from the United
States, Britain and Israel,” he said.
Boyle condemned the Israeli regime for “inflicting outright genocide
on the Palestinians in Gaza,” adding that there will be hearings in
November in Malaysia on the issue of Palestine.
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