Sunday, March 22, 2009

Two Legal Complaints: OAS Hearing-CCR//Also Michael Haynes: Towards Prosecution of Former US Officials - Violations include Torture

ONE:
On Friday, March 20, 2009 in front of the Organization of American States (OAS) Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) President Michael Ratner, along with ACLU/Human Rights,USA argued that U.S. officials must be held accountable for human rights violations such as torture, that GTMO has not been restored to the Rule of Law, that detainees are still being held at GTMO beyond court stated release, that the Army Field Manual does not meet the approval - in every aspect - of Rights Lawyers and other experts, that BAGRAM and other places where US has been administrating torture is not being held accountable and more. This on a live webcast that was held Friday, March 20, from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM at http://www.oas.org/OASpage/Live, the website of the Organization of American States.

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This hearing is to be kept archived at the IACHR website, here

This may help you find this item, Go to above link = enter for 134 Session - Then go to Search for : Accountability for Violations of Human Rights in the United States World Organization for Human Rights USA - Center for Constitutional Rights / State of the United States (Friday, March 20 2009) and/or Go here OR GO to this site where the NAMES of the Chair & Penel should be listed as well: here Go here & select date: March 20, 2009 - should be a 13215 kb Download audio or may be available by Video.

Some Photos are evidently soon to be available as well which are available to public without charge or petition.

TWO:
National Lawyers Guild Files Complaint With California State Bar Against William Haynes: William J. "Jim" Haynes II (born March 30, 1958 in Waco, Texas) is an American lawyer, and former General Counsel of the United States Department of Defense during president George W. Bush's administration. Haynes resigned as General Counsel in February 2008. (Wikipedia)

See Phillipe Sands: -The Torture Team- an invaluable book on the Torture Lawyers

For Complaint URL: here

2 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

If anyone regularly using Andy Worthington's site or blogging with him would please put this in the Comments section and let him know that his site is blocked (to some of us anyway?)

http://oneheartforpeace.blogspot.com/2009/03/towards-prosecution-of-former-us.html

Connie L. Nash said...

Be sure to see the following: Prosecuting the Bush Administrations' Torturers:
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2009/03/23/prosecuting-the-bush-administrations-torturers/

Also Sen. Patrick Leahy on The Truth & Reconciliation Commission model
http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200903/030409a.html

(A Special Prosecutor, as above, is what Center for Constitutional Rights, After Downing Street dot org Marjorie Cohn, President of the National Lawyers Guild, the ACLU and many others are calling for rather than the TRC model. Marjorie Cohn explains why: http://www.marjoriecohn.com