George W. Bush, War Criminal?: The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes

George W. Bush, War Criminal?: The Bush Administration's Liability for 269 War Crimes

by Michael Haas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313364990

ISBN-13: 9780313364990

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Eminent jurists, professional legal organizations, and human rights monitors in this country and around the world have declared that President George W. Bush may be prosecuted as a war criminal when he leaves office for his overt and systematic violations of such international law as the Geneva and Hague Conventions and such US law as the War Crimes Act, the

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Eminent jurists, professional legal organizations, and human rights monitors in this country and around the world have declared that President George W. Bush may be prosecuted as a war criminal when he leaves office for his overt and systematic violations of such international law as the Geneva and Hague Conventions and such US law as the War Crimes Act, the Anti-Torture Act, and federal assault laws. George W. Bush, War Criminal? identifies and documents 269 specific war crimes under US and international law for which President Bush, senior officials and staff in his administration, and military officers under his command are liable to be prosecuted. Haas divides the 269 war crimes of the Bush administration into four classes: 6 war crimes committed in launching a war of aggression; 36 war crimes committed in the conduct of war; 175 war crimes committed in the treatment of prisoners; and 52 war crimes committed in postwar occupations.

For each of the 269 war crimes of the Bush administration, Professor Haas gives chapter and verse in precise but non-technical language, including the specific acts deemed to be war crimes, the names of the officials deemed to be war criminals, and the exact language of the international or domestic laws violated by those officials. The author proceeds to consider the various US, international, and foreign tribunals in which the war crimes of Bush administration defendants may be tried under applicable bodies of law. He evaluates the real-world practicability of bringing cases against Bush and Bush officials in each of the possible venues. Finally, he weighs the legal, political, and humanitarian pros and cons of actually bringing Bush and Bush officials to trial for war crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313364990
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Appendices

Foreword

Preface

Part I. Introduction

Chapter 1. A President Without a Good Lawyer

Part II. Identification of War Crimes

Chapter 2. Crimes of Aggression

Chapter 3. Crimes Committed in the Conduct of War

Chapter 4. Crimes Committed in the Treatment of Prisoners

Chapter 5. Crimes Committed in the Postwar Occupations

Part III. Prosecution of War Crimes

Chapter 6. Tribunals for War Crimes Prosecution

Chapter 7. The Bush Administrations War Crimes Liability

Sources

Abbreviations

References

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