UK Attorney General charges UK Soldiers with War Crimes

Today is a good day for the Rule of Law.

Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General of the United Kingdom announced today that 3 UK soldiers would be charged under the International Criminal Court Act of 2001 for War Crimes.

Their charges? Manslaughter, inhuman treatment of persons and perverting the course of justice as well as assaulting a detainee.

I congratulate the UK for not being afraid of applying the rule of law not only to those outside its’ borders, but also to its’ own servicemen and woman. They are setting a key example of how the ICC and the Rome Statute can and should be used.

All these servicemen are, of course, innocent until proven guilty. If only all combatants in this world were given this most basic of human right…

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