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[Draft] International Convention on War Crimes

Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 am

International Convention on War Crimes
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The World Assembly,

Recognising that war crimes occur in multitude, commited by both governments and militias in member states,

Believing that this is nothing short of disgraceful,

Proclaiming that it is necessary for the World Assembly to establish a convention to deter and punish war crimes,

Noting that the World Assembly must create a concrete system to deliver justice to those responsible for war crimes,

1. Defines a "war crime" as any act commited during an armed conflict that involves intentionally killing civilians or prisoners, torture, destroying civilian property, taking hostages, rape, using soldiers that have not attained the age of majority, pillaging, deliberately killing unarmed combatants when other options were clearly available, or any other heinous act considered to violate the laws of war by this body.

2. Mandates that any war crime is a punishable offence in every member state.

3. Creates the General Tribunal Centre (GTC) which shall hold juristiction over all tribunals in all cases of prosecutions for war crimes in member states.

4. Declares that the General Tribunal Centre may issue a warrant for a person to appear before it without any prosecution being made against that person in their state, and mandates that that warrant must be executed regardless.

5. Affirms that all tribunals held in the General Tribunal Centre will be fair and shall be independent and impartial.

6. States that all persons convicted of war crimes by the General Tribunal Centre shall be imprisoned for life, or for a term not less than five years.

7. Defines "imprisoned" to mean forcibly confined in any kind of correctional facility.

8. Reaffirms that this Convention applies only to member states.
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Postby Marxist Germany » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:54 am

OOC: Duplicates GA#18
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Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:08 pm

Marxist Germany wrote:OOC: Duplicates GA#18

I don't believe so, all it does is categorises things prohibited in GA#18 (among others) as war crimes.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:18 pm

That definition of “war crimes” really needs work. “Icky” or “I don’t like it” =/= war crimes.
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Postby Marxist Germany » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Agarntrop wrote:
Marxist Germany wrote:OOC: Duplicates GA#18

I don't believe so, all it does is categorises things prohibited in GA#18 (among others) as war crimes.

OOC: Why do we need to?
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Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:45 pm

Grays Harbor wrote:That definition of “war crimes” really needs work. “Icky” or “I don’t like it” =/= war crimes.

Be more specific.
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Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:46 pm

Marxist Germany wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:I don't believe so, all it does is categorises things prohibited in GA#18 (among others) as war crimes.

OOC: Why do we need to?

I could add a reference to it instead if you would like.
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Postby Grays Harbor » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:28 pm

Agarntrop wrote:
Grays Harbor wrote:That definition of “war crimes” really needs work. “Icky” or “I don’t like it” =/= war crimes.

Be more specific.

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Postby Sylvai » Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:30 pm

This proposal might be better served by detailing the GTC in more specifics rather than detailing war crimes; for example, how will justices on the GTC be chosen, how will it be fair and impartial, etc. Those are the questions I have.
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Postby Maowi » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:18 pm

OOC: Big overlap with GAR 317 here ...

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Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:28 pm

Maowi wrote:OOC: Big overlap with GAR 317 here ...

This is far more stronger and definitive, though.
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Postby Agarntrop » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:34 pm

Sylvai wrote:This proposal might be better served by detailing the GTC in more specifics rather than detailing war crimes; for example, how will justices on the GTC be chosen, how will it be fair and impartial, etc. Those are the questions I have.

That would be a violation of the rule which says that you cannot define who staffs a committee (ooc: click me plox).
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 pm

Agarntrop wrote:
Maowi wrote:OOC: Big overlap with GAR 317 here ...

This is far more stronger and definitive, though.

OOC: Irrelevant. Duplication violates the rules. This would also, incidentally, violate many of my other resolutions.

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Postby Wayneactia » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:06 pm

Do nations not have Universal Jurisdiction? If so, then an international tribunal would be useless.

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Postby Imperium Anglorum » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:29 pm

OUJ was first repealed, then replaced. See WA Justice League Accord.

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Postby Wayneactia » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:36 pm

Imperium Anglorum wrote:OUJ was first repealed, then replaced. See WA Justice League Accord.

I see. Thank you.

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Postby Potted Plants United » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:19 am

OOC: Among all the other problems the definition of war crime lacks the mention of the "crimes" being committed by members of the armed forces on duty. Otherwise every single civilian crime that just happens during a war (any war, their country doesn't even have to be involved) is a war crime.
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