This Blog is for ALL who wish to know and discuss the TRUTHS and FACTS of International WAR CRIMES committed against ALL Peoples of the World.
This Blog is for ALL who are in SOLIDARITY to FIGHT for JUSTICE and to ACCOMPLISH JUSTICE for those INNOCENTS, for WHOM JUSTICE AND INALIENABLE HUMAN RIGHTS WERE DISREGARDED, DESECRATED and DENIED!
American Red Cross: FACT SHEET ~ PDF Link: http://rdcrss.org/ijjgWe ~
Summary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Their Additional Protocol:
The Fourth Geneva Convention:
Civilians in areas of armed conflict and occupied territories are protected by the 159 articles of the Fourth Geneva Convention.
Arts. 79-135 If security allows, civilians must be permitted
to lead normal lives. They are not to be deported or interned — except for
imperative reasons of security. If internment is necessary, conditions should be
at least comparable to those set forth for prisoners of war.
Arts. 33-34 Pillage, reprisals, indiscriminate destruction of property, and the taking
of hostages are prohibited.
Art. 27 The safety, honor, family rights, religious practices, manners, and customs
of civilians are to be respected.
Arts. 32, 13 Civilians are to be protected from murder, torture, or brutality, and from discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, religion, or political opinion.
Arts. 33, 49 They are not to be subjected to collective punishment or deportation.
Arts. 24, 25 This Convention provides for the care of children who are orphaned or separated from their families. The ICRC’s Central Tracing and Protection Agency is
also authorized to transmit family news and assist with family reunifications,
with the help of Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies.
Art. 14 Hospital and safety zones may be established for the wounded, sick, and
aged, children under 15, expectant mothers, and mothers of children under
Art. 18 Civilian hospitals and their staff are to be protected.
Arts. 55, 58 Medical supplies and objects used for religious worship are to be allowed passage.
Art. 40 Civilians cannot be forced to do military-related work for an occupying
Art. 54 They are to be paid fairly for any assigned work.
Art. 64 Public officials will be permitted to continue their duties. Laws of the occupied territory will remain in force unless they present a security threat.
Art. 55 Occupying powers are to provide food and medical supplies as necessary
to the population and maintain medical and public health facilities.
Art. 59 When that is not possible, they are to facilitate relief shipments by impartial
humanitarian organizations such as the ICRC. Red Cross or other impar-tial
humanitarian relief organizations authorized by the parties to the conflict are to
be allowed to continue their activities.
Arts. 89-91 Internees are to receive adequate food, clothing, and medical care, and protected from the dangers of war.
Art. 106 Information about internees is to be sent to the Central Tracing Agency.
Arts. 108, 107 Internees have the right to send and receive mail and receive relief
Art. 132 Children, pregnant women, mothers with infants and young children, the
wounded and sick, and those who have been interned for a long time are to be
released as soon as possible.
The Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949:
Protocol I (102 Articles) is not listed in its entirety, but the following are a few of the important Articles:
Arts. 51, 54 It outlaws indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations and destruction of food, water, and other materials needed for survival.
Arts. 56, 53 Dams, dikes, and nuclear generating stations may not be attacked, nor can cultural objects and places of worship.
Arts. 76-77 Special protections are provided for women, children, and civilian
Arts. 15, 79 medical personnel, and measures of protection for journalists are specified.
Art. 77 Recruitment of children under age 15 into the armed forces is forbidden.
Protocol II (28 Articles) is not listed in its entirety, but the following are important Articles:
Art. 4 It stipulates that persons who do not take a direct part or who have ceased to take part in hostilities, are entitled to respect. In all circumstances they are to be treated humanely. Protocol II specifically prohibits violence to the life, health, and physical or mental wellbeing of people. In particular, it prohibits acts of murder and cruel treatment, terrorism, hostage-taking, slavery, outrages on personal dignity, collective punishment, and pillage. These protections are considered fundamental
guarantees for all persons.
Art. 4 Children are to be evacuated to safe areas when possible, and reunited with their families.
Art. 5 Persons interned or detained during internal conflicts are assured of the same humane treatment as specified by the Geneva Conventions.
Arts. 7, 9 It strengthens protection of the wounded, sick, and shipwrecked as well as medical and religious personnel.
Arts. 10-11, Arts. 13-14, Art. 16 Attacks are forbidden on civilians and on “objects indispensable to civilian survival” such as crops, irrigation systems or drinking water sources, cultural objects, and places of worship.
Art. 18 Impartial humanitarian relief organizations—such as the ICRC—are to be permitted to continue their humanitarian services.
“The Security Council,
Reaffirming its resolutions 1265 (1999) and 1296 (2000) on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, its various resolutions on children and armed conflict and on women, peace and security, as well as its resolution 1631 (2005) on cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in maintaining international peace and security, and further reaffirming its determination to ensure respect for, and follow-up to, these resolutions,
Reaffirming its commitment to the Purposes of the Charter of the United Nations as set out in Article 1 (1-4) of the Charter, and to the Principles of the Charter as set out in Article 2 (1-7) of the Charter, including its commitment to the principles of the political independence, sovereign equality and territorial integrity of all States, and respect for the sovereignty of all States,
Acknowledging that peace and security, development and human rights are the pillars of the United Nations system and the foundations for collective security and well-being, and recognizing in this regard that development, peace and security and human rights are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.”
ANY pettiness, prejudice & bigotry, disrespect, and, by all means, zionistic jargon commented on this Blog is unacceptable and will NOT be tolerated! We are in this together UNITED in SOLIDARITY, and we must work and act as ONE accordingly. Thank you.
This is the place to raise our Voices LOUD & CLEAR to REACH FAR & WIDE to bring those leaders & officials of nations responsible for WAR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY to JUSTICE!
It is TIME for ACTION!
WAR CRIMINALS reach as far and wide from israel’s esteemed PM NetanYahoo and Libya’s insane Gaddafi, Sri Lanka’s greedy, cold-blooded Rajapaksa Brotherhood and the imperialist “Super Power” that were and are the U.S. Bush & Obama Administrations, to the UK’s featherbrained Tony Blair and Egypt’s dictator Mubarak, and the list goes on…
Not to mention WAR CRIMES & GENOCIDE committed by NATO’s military and armed forces with their leadership’s “BLESSINGS” in Palestine, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya, Iran, Tunisia, Kashmir, Sudan, Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone…Iraq & Afghanistan, where ILLEGAL OCCUPATIONS and ILLEGAL WARS have become the NORM!
We also can NEVER forget Chechnya’s terror NOR the continued fear and suffering of her People.
How can we ignore and turn a blind eye to what was the Siege of Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was the longest siege of a capital city in the history of modern warfare, lasting from 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 during the Bosnian War?! How can we shrug off the unforgettable, unimaginable horror of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Srebrenica massacre in July 1995, in which more than 8,000 Bosniak Muslims were brutally slaughtered, including women and babies, for which the former Bosnian Serb army commander, Ratko Mladic, DENIES “having anything to do with it”…?!
The INNOCENT and HELPLESS in many, if not all, of these nations were ABANDONED by the UNITED NATIONS in their greatest and most desperate hours of need! The WORLD organization created to enforce PEACE and PROTECTION, most especially toward and for CIVILIANS!
NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE THE LIVES OF INNOCENCE!
NO LIFE IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN ANOTHER!
The genocidal Holocaust carried out by “Americans” against the Indigenous Peoples of the Great Nations of the Americas and Canada so long ago cannot be forgotten! The massacres at Wounded Knee of the Sioux/Lakota Peoples and ALL the exterminations carried out against the Native Peoples to the point where few of the once proud Great Native Nations have survived must be remembered, and their unspeakable suffering and losses during the Trail of Tears, of which there was more than one…, must never be ignored!
It is evident that Europe is not immune to Crimes against Humanity. Just take a good look at the decades of unceasing misery of the Irish People!
The “civility” of the “western” world is a crumbling facade, and the stranglehold of control by the imperialists & dictatorial leaderships becomes more pronounced by the day…
We as “THE PEOPLE” cannot allow our world to be hijacked by greed and the satanic thirst for power, and WE CANNOT SILENTLY ACCEPT the EVIL of war crimes carried out against our SISTERS & BROTHERS, wherever they are!
There will be NO “Picking & Choosing” for ANY of those who have committed WAR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY! For they are ALL EQUALLY GUILTY and MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE under INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAWS!