Saturday, July 13, 2013


OMNI Newsletter #4 UN INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY, ICC. UN World Day for International Justice, July 17, 2013, Compiled by Dick Bennett for a Culture of Peace.


Note:   The July 2011  newsletter, compiled by Bill Millager, was misnumbered as #1.   #1 had been filed in war crimes doc and temporarily overlooked.  See Newsletter Archive  to read #1 2010.

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Contents of Newsletter #2 2011 Bill Millager
- Celebration of the World Day for International Justice
- Creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Status of Ratification of the ICC
- Relations of the Obama Administration With the ICC
- Cases Under Way at the ICC
- Latest Developments vis a vis Prosecutions
- Expectations for the Future?
- Comparison with the International Court of Justice
- Precursor(s) of the ICC
 Contents #3  2012
UN World Day for International Justice
Background: Wikipedia
Robertson, Crimes Against Humanity

Contents #4  2013
OMNI  Forum: July 17, International Justice Day (police, torture, assassination)
UN International Justice Day 2013, Google Search, July 13,
War Crimes, Google Search,  July 13
International Criminal Court, Google Search, July 13
US War Crimes, Google Search,  July 13
Recent OMNI Newsletters (late June, early July)

Here is the link to all OMNI newsletters:   See newsletters:  Bush, Chemical War, Cheney,  Genocide, Torture, War Crimes, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and related newsletters.

Wednesday, July 17, OMNI will host a Book Forum 7 p.m. at OMNI on aspects of US Imperialism and “War on Terrorism,” specifically state torture and assassination and indigenous police training.    OMNI is located at 3274 Lee Ave. a block north of Office Depot and just south of Liquor World.    Each panelist will report on a book, with discussion following.  
Dick Bennett, Prof. Emer., Coordinator, Introduction
Training Indigenous Police
Asst. Prof. Jeremy Kuzmarov, Tulsa UniversityModernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century
Bettie Lu Lancaster:  Jane Mayer, The Dark Side
Larry Woodall:  Film Taxi to the Dark Side (film is free online)
Carl Barnwell:  Moazzam Begg, Enemy Combatant (a victim’s point of view)
John Gray:  Medea Benjamin, Drone Warfare
July 17 is UN International Justice Day, celebrating the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC).   
Additional reading on imperial police:
Alfred McCoy, Policing America’s Empire.
Additional reading on torture
Alfred McCoy:  Torture and Impunity: the U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation; A Question of Torture;  Philippe Sands, Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values; Stephen Grey, Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program.
Additional reading on assassination (special ops and drones):
Jeremy Scahill, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield.
For more information contact Dick Bennett,, 442-4600.  
Book Forum Wednesday, July 17, OMNI, 7 p.m.


1.                             World Day of Social Justice, 20 February
United Nations ... Message for the 2013 World Day of Social Justice ... adoption by the International Labour Organization of the Declaration on Social Justice for ...

2.                             World Day for Social Justice 2013
Feb 20, 2013 - Welcome to the United Nations. ... As we mark World Day of Social Justice, we see far too many places where there are increasing ... Growing inequality undermines the international community's progress in lifting millions out ...

3.                             World Day for International Justice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World Day for International Justice, also referred to as Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day is celebrated throughout the world on July 17 ...UN resolutions ... This page was last modified on 17 March 2013 at 21:09.
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4.                             World Day of Social Justice - Time and Date › Calendar  Holidays
The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage ... Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ... Many organizations, including theUN and the International Labour Office, make statements on the ...

5.                             Commemoration of International Criminal Justice Day › OHCHR  English  News and Events
The International Criminal Justice Day is commemorated on 17 July; this is the ...Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch of the UN Human Rights Office, ...
6.                              [PDF]

11 hours ago - INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE DAY 2013 ... When : 16-17 July 2013 ...Outreach Activities to Raise Awareness on the UN Security Council ...

7.                             World Day of Social Justice – 20 February 2013 - Resources
UN - World Day of Social Justice. Observance of World Day of Social Justice should support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the ...

8.                             United Nations International Social Justice Day and the Promise of ...
Feb 5, 2013 - NEAL WALKER highlights the Bangladesh government and the UN system's joint efforts in ensuring and establishing social justice. Equity is a ...

9.                             World Day of Social Justice 2013 - Altiusdirectory › Society  Events  World Days
The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice is yearly celebrated on ... to encourage social impartiality at national, regional and international stages.


1.                             War crime - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A war crime is a serious violation of the laws applicable in armed conflict (also known as international humanitarian law) giving rise to individual criminal ...

2.                             List of war crimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of war crimes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation ...

3.                             War crimes | Law | The Guardian › Law
Latest news and comment on War crimes from

4.                             News for WAR CRIMES

1.                  Snowden's New Talking Point: Nazi War Crimes Trial
TIME ‎- 1 hour ago
In his Friday statement from Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, Edward Snowden revealed that he's asked for asylum in Russia as ...
Los Angeles Times‎ - 1 day ago
3.                  Slovak court defers top Nazi war crimes suspect hearing
Fox News‎ - 1 day ago

5.                             Crimes of War
Dedicated to raising awareness of the laws of war and war crimes among the media, policy makers, human rights and humanitarian aid workers, and the general ...

6.                             18 USC § 2441 - War crimes - Legal Information Institute › USC  Title 18  Part I  Chapter 118
(a) Offense.— Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined ...

7.                             BBC - Ethics - War: War crimes
At the heart of the concept of war crimes is the idea that individuals can be held criminally responsible for the actions of a country or its soldiers. War crimes and ...

8.                             War crime - Merriam-Webster Online
a crime (as genocide or maltreatment of prisoners) committed during or in connection with war —usually used in plural. — war criminal noun. See war crime ...

9.                             War crimes court restores genocide charge against Karadzic ...
2 days ago - Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic again faces genocide charge.

10.                         ICC - What are war crimes?
War crimes” include grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflict ...

11.                         War crimes court restores genocide charge against Karadzic - Infowars
2 days ago - The U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia reinstated a charge of genocide against wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan ...
Searches related to WAR CRIMES


1.                             International Criminal Court - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Criminal Court (commonly referred to as the ICC or ICCt) is a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against ...

2.                             ICC - International Criminal Court : Home
5 days ago - Today, 8 July 2013, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights H.E. Navi Pillay delivered a keynote lecture to mark International ...

3.                             Coalition for the International Criminal Court
The primary NGO provider of online information about the proposed permanent International Criminal Court.

4.                             International Criminal Court - Human Rights Watch
July 1, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC now has ...

5.                             International criminal court | Law | The Guardian › Law
Latest news and comment on International criminal court from

6.                             Web site of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Official UN website: overview of the proposed court, documentation, ratification status and other relevant public information.

7.                             International Criminal Court News - Bloomberg
10+ items - Breaking news about International Criminal Court. Find the ...

8.                             International Criminal Court — Global Issues › Issues
This part of the web site looks at the issue of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and how some nations have sought to undermine it.

9.                             International Criminal Court News - The New York Times
News about the International Criminal Court. Commentary and archival information about the International Criminal Court from The New York Times.
Searches related to International Criminal Court


1.                             United States war crimes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
U.S. armed forces have committed war crimes in various wars in which they've been engaged throughout history. Most - but not all - contemporary war crimes ...

2.                             GEORGE W. BUSH, WAR CRIMINAL?
There are two basic types of war crimes. The most basic is aggression. In contrast with the aggression conducted by the United States in Afghanistan after 9/11, ...

3.                             Top Ten American War Criminals Living Freely Today -
Presided during Waco Massacre and Oklahoma City Bombing, thinly-disguised war crimes against US citizens.. Elder Statesman, walking around freely today, ...

4.                             PressTV - Obama committing war crimes: US Analyst
May 25, 2013
A political analyst tells Press TV that US President Barack Obama is committing war crimes by defending his ...
5.                              More videos for US WAR CRIMES »

6.                             New report documents US war crimes over three administrations ...
Apr 17, 2013 - On Tuesday, the Constitution Project, a Washington, DC think tank, issued a report by its “Task Force on Detainee Treatment” on decades of ...

7.                             18 USC § 2441 - War crimes - Legal Information Institute › USC  Title 18  Part I  Chapter 118
Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title ...

8.                             The Korean Atrocity: Forgotten US War Crimes and Crimes against

May 18, 2013 - At a Quebec City celebration of the 70th anniversary of World War II's Battle of the Atlantic last weekend, Minister of Veterans' Affairs, Steven ...

9.                             International War Crimes Tribunal: US War Crimes against ... - Deoxy
Includes use of outlawed weapons; intentionally bombing schools, hospitals, mosques and churches; killing after a cease-fire; and starvation of citizens.

10.                         War Crimes: A Report on United States war crimes against Iraq
A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq to the Commission of Inquiry for the International War Crimes Tribunal. by Ramsey Clark and Others. Table of ...

11.                         10 War Crimes of the US Civil War - Listverse
Mar 17, 2013 - When we think of war crimes, we think of the Nazis and Stalin's henchmen. The American Civil War has been covered many times on Listverse, ...

12.                         News for US WAR CRIMES

1.                  Snowden's New Talking Point: Nazi War Crimes Trial
TIME ‎- 1 hour ago
Snowden's New Talking Point: Nazi War Crimes Trial ... Snowden isn't going to convince the U.S. government to treat him like a conscientious ...
Searches related to US WAR CRIMES

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