Preliminary findings from the Bush Crimes Commissions

The International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration has released its preliminary findings following a series of hearings in October and January.

Wars of Aggression

The evidence is overwhelming that the Bush Administration authorized and is conducting a war of aggression against Iraq in violation of international law, including The Nuremberg Principles, Geneva Conventions of 1949, the United Nations Charter, and the Universal

Declaration of Human Rights. In doing so, the Bush Administration has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Torture, Rendition, Illegal Detention and Murder Indictment

There was substantial evidence submitted through testimony and documents that the Bush Administration committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in conducting its ‘War Against Terror.’ It did this by developing and implementing policies and practices that violated international law and international human rights to force information from detainees and to punish those whom it believes may be ‘enemy combatants.’ It has engaged in a systematic process of denials and specious reconfigurations of international and domestic law to justify its actions.

The full report and covering letter can be read here