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Conference for Planning the Prosecution of High Level American War Criminals


AGENDA FOR THE “JUSTICE ROBERT H. JACKSON CONFERENCE”:

PLANNING FOR THE PROSECUTION OF HIGH LEVEL AMERICAN
WAR CRIMINALS

September 13 – 14, 2008

Andover, Massachusetts

Registration details available at http://war-crimes.info

“The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the
punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess
themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of it to set
in motion evils which leave no home in the world untouched.”

* * *

“The Charter of this Tribunal evidences a faith that the law is not only
to govern the conduct of little men, but that even rulers are, as Lord Chief
Justice Coke put it to King James, ‘under God and the law.'”

* * *

“And let me make clear that while this law is first applied against German
aggressors, the law includes, and if it is to serve a useful purpose it must
condemn aggression by any other nations, including those which sit here now
in judgment.”

From Opening Statement of The Chief Prosecutor, Supreme Justice Robert
H. Jackson, at Nuremberg.

“The same disaster has now happened twice in forty years, in Viet Nam
and Iraq. It must never happen again. As at Nuremberg, we need to take steps
to insure that leaders will never do it again.”

Saturday – – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

Brief introductory remarks stressing that crimes and misconduct have now occurred
twice in forty years – – in Viet Nam and then again in Iraq – – and the high
level perpetrators need to be punished (as occurred at Nuremberg and Tokyo in
1945 and 1946) in order to insure that people will not do these things again
(as the Germans and Japanese have not committed their crimes again).

9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On: The Crimes
Of Torture And Degrading And Abusive Conduct, And Perpetrators and Punishments.”

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On: “Crimes
Against the Peace – – Preemptive War And Aggressive War.”

12:15 noon Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On: “Murder
and Other Crimes Under State Laws.”

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On: “The
Torture Team: The Actions of Bush Administration Lawyers, Their Criminal Liabilities,
And Potential Disbarment.”

3:45 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion And Subsequent Audience Participation On: “Existing
And Potential Domestic, Foreign and International Court Cases On Torture, Rendition,
and War.”

Sunday — 9:00 a.m. Morning Forum I

Topic for Panel and Audience:

What must be done to make the question of prosecutions an issue in the fall
political campaign and to have the question become a significant subject in
the media and on the internet.

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Morning Forum II

Topics for Panel and Audience:

A. Creating an umbrella coordinating committee with representatives from various
organizations, including those that are already involved in cases.

B. Creating a Center to keep track of and organize relevant briefs, articles,
books, opinions, facts, etc.

C. The possibility of having a Chief Prosecutor’s office a la Nuremberg.

12:00 noon Final Review and Event Summary

Presenters as of July 1, 2008 include:

(check back at http://war-crimes.info/presenters.html often as we will be adding
additional speakers throught July and August)

Francis Boyle, University of Illinois College of Law

Vincent Bugliosi, author of “PROSECUTING GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER”

Harold Burbank, Esq.

Colleen Costello, Human Rights USA

Benjamin Davis, University of Toledo College of Law / Society of American Law
Teachers

Joshua Dratel, Esq. and Co-Editor of “THE TORTURE PAPERS”

David Lindorff, Journalist and author of “THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT”

Laura Rotolo, American Civil Liberties Union

Christophe Pyle, Mt. Holyoke College

Philippe Sands, University College London and author of “THE TORTURE TEAM”

David Swanson, democrats.com

Peter Weiss, Center for Constitutional Rights

Lawrence Velvel, Dean, Massachusetts School of Law

Ann Wright, author of “DISSENT”

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