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Demand for the Restoration of Rule of Law and Accountability for War Crimes

By HR4HR - Posted on 21 March 2011

Add your name to the Demand for the Restoration of the Rule of Law and Accountability for War Crimes today.

High Road for Human Rights is building a grassroots network that educates and mobilizes people in local communities nationwide to push for changes in human rights policies and practices.

Since its founding three years ago, High Road has vigorously advocated for the restoration of the rule of law in the U.S. – for an end to torture, an end to felonious surveillance of U.S. citizens, accountability for illegal conduct by administration officials, and a commitment to a constitutional balance of power, where the courts once again provide a check on abuses of power by the other branches of government.

The Demand for the Restoration of Rule of Law and Accountability for War Crimes is addressed to President Barack Obama, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, all other international bodies committed to the rule of law and preventing aggressive wars, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, and the nations of the world. The signatories to the Demand urge those to whom it is addressed to take all necessary steps to restore the rule of law, to hold perpetrators of crimes against peace and war crimes accountable, and to deter similar illegal conduct in the future. The full demand can be read on High Road's website:

Hundreds of people have already added their names to the Demand. Our goal is to present the Demand with the names of at least 10,000 people, which will be a powerful signal that people in the U.S. still believe in the rule of law, the Nuremberg Principles, the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the commitments of the U.S. under international treaties and domestic law. The list of signatories so far include:

Daniel Ellsberg, leaker of Pentagon Papers, author, Secrets - A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers
Ralph Nader, consumer advocate, author, citizen and legal activist
Helen Fein, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of Genocide
Ira Nepus, jazz trombone recording artist
George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary
Bill McKibben, author, founder, environmental activist and organizer
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author
Graham Nash, rock star (Hollies; Crosby Stills Nash & Young)
James Abourezk, former U.S. Congressman
Edwin B. Firmage, author To Chain the Dog of War
Rocky Anderson, former Salt Lake City Mayor, Executive Director High Road for Human Rights
Lester Brown, author, founder Worldwatch Institute, Earth Policy Institute
Chuck Findley, jazz trumpet recording artist

Please sign your name to the Demand for the Restoration of the Rule of Law and Accountability for War Crimes today!

Speaking Events

Jan 19-22: Washington, D.C.: Non-Violent Protest Anti War/Anti Nuke on Inauguration Day and on Facebook

January 29: David Swanson speaking in Arlington, Va.

February David Swanson debating a war supporter in Boston, Mass.

April 7-9: Huntsville, Alabama: 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest

May or June: UNAC's annual conference in Richmond, Va. April 29: possible multi-issue protest in DC.

August 2-6: Democracy Convention in Minneapolis.

Find more events here.


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