International Law


"Treaty Busting by the United States: The United States is a signatory to nine multilateral treaties that it has either blatantly violated or gradually subverted. The Bush Administration is now rejecting outright a number of those treaties, and in doing so places global security in jeopardy as other nations feel entitled to do the same. The rejected treaties include: the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty Banning Antipersonnel Mines, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a protocol to create a compliance regime for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM). The U.S. is also not complying with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Chemical Weapons Commission (CWC), the BWC, and the U.N. framework Convention on Climate Change.." (Phillips, Peter, and Project Censored. Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Stories. NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003: 52-53).

"..in an unprecedented action, George W. Bush actually erased Clinton's signature (a United States president has never before "unsigned" a treaty). And his administration has declared it has no intention whatsoever of cooperating with the ICC.. authorize[d] the use of military force to "rescue" an American brought before the ICC.." (54).

see..

Tri-Valley CAREs Communities Against a Radioactive Environment
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
Union of Concerned Scientists
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Project Ploughshares to promote, facilitate, and implement the biblical imperative to seek peace and pursue justice, both in Canada and abroad

"As of May 2003, all NATO members, except the United States and Turkey, have ratified the ICC treaty" (Phillips, Peter, and Project Censored. Censored 2004: The Top 25 Censored Stories. NY: Seven Stories Press, 2003: 57).


Colby Glass, MLIS