Many groups are looking for ways to force accountability on the Bush administration for war crimes
A conference to plan the prosecution of President Bush and other high administration officials for war crimes will be held September 13-14 at the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover .
â€œThis is not intended to be a mere discussion of violations of law that have occurred,â€ said convener Lawrence Velvel, dean and cofounder of the school. â€œIt is, rather, intended to be a planning conference at which plans will be laid and necessary organizational structures set up, to pursue the guilty as long as necessary and, if need be, to the ends of the Earth.â€
We will likely see more and more groups, domestic and abroad networking to enforce law and the Geneva conventions.
The conference will take up such issues as the nature of domestic and international crimes committed; which high-level Bush officials, including Federal judges and Members of Congress, are chargeable with war crimes; which foreign and domestic tribunals can be used to prosecute them; and the setting up of an umbrella coordinating committee with representatives of legal groups concerned about the war crimes such as the Center for Constitutional Rights, ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, among others.