The Geneva Conventions Carry The Force Of US Law

Chimpy’s torture fetish constitutes agrave violation of the Geneva Conventions and thus US law.

United Nations human rights investigators said on Thursday that legislation proposed by U.S. President George W. Bush for tough interrogations of foreign terrorism suspects would breach the Geneva Conventions.

In a joint statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council, meeting in Geneva, the five independent envoys also said that Washington’s recent admission of secret detention centres abroad pointed to “very serious human rights violations in relation to the hunt for alleged terrorists”.

The investigators called again for the United States to close down the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of foreign terrorism suspects are being held, alleging that violations including torture and religious discrimination continued to occur.

“…the Government has not only taken no step to close Guantanamo, but it has recently proposed draft legislation to the Congress which is in breach with United States’ human rights obligations … and with the requirements of article 3 of the Geneva Conventions,” the statement said.

No matter what “compromise” the Assministration reaches with McCain, Warner and Graham if it does not comply with the Common Article III it will be struck down in court.

2 thoughts on “The Geneva Conventions Carry The Force Of US Law

  1. >>No matter what “compromise” the Assministration reaches with McCain, Warner and Graham if it does not comply with the Common Article III it will be struck down in court. Not so. Properly executed treaties do have the force of US law, with the same authority as any federal statute. When two equally authoritative federal laws conflict, the most recently enacted prevails. As such. if Congress passes a statute modifying the applicability of the Geneva Conventions under US law, the new statute prevails over the older treaty.
    That doesn’t change US obligations under the Geneva Conventions under international law, but it does change their impact on US law.

  2. I certainly backthr spirit and letter of the Geneva Conventions. And I am glad that the violations of the current administration are being brought to light.
    But, these violations and the U.S. teaching our “friend and allies” how to violate them have been going on since at least 1962 at Ft. Benning in the state of Georgia.
    And does anyone really care that we, as a nation, were violating the Geneva Conventions for 40 plus years?

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