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Action Alert - Sign the Appeal for the International Criminal Court

Peace Movement Aotearoa

PO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

Issued 29 June 1998

Kia ora, as many of you are aware, the international meeting deciding the parameters of the International Criminal Court is currently meeting in Rome. The following message from Amnesty International asks for support for the ICC to be neutral and free from state interference ...

This is the appeal of Amnesty International for the International Criminal Court.

Please sign it on-line at the address:

Please forward this message to your friends and ask them to sign our appeal: GIVE JUSTICE A HAND!

For more than half a century since the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials ended, national prosecutors and courts have largely failed to bring to justice those responsible for the crimes of genocide, other crimes against humanity and serious violations of humanitarian law. The international community has recognized, therefore, that a permanent international criminal court is necessary to complement national criminal jurisdictions by investigating and prosecuting these three core crimes when national prosecutors are unable or unwilling to do so, serving as a model of international justice and acting as a catalyst for national prosecutors and courts to fulfil their primary responsibility to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.

THERE SHOULD BE NO POLITICS IN THE COURTROOM The Prosecutor should be free to start an investigation without political interference by states and the Security Council. State officials must obey court orders. All those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes should be brought to justice in fair trials.

If you have no access to the web you can sign this appeal by replying to this message. Please add your personal data in the following form:


Silva Ferretti
Amnesty International

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