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22 August 2006

Islamic Human Rights Commision Seeks To Sue UK Over American Arms Flights ...



Until a little earlier today, we two hadn't ever heard of the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

Then someone showed us this.

So now we're showing you.


Legal challenge over US arms flights

Tuesday 22 August 2006, 21:26 - Makka Time, 18:26 GMT

Shadjareh: We hope the court will enforce the law

The British government could face charges of aiding and abetting serious violations of international law by allowing US arms flights to Israel to use UK airports.

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), based in London, is seeking high court permission to bring proceedings against the Civil Aviation Authority, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Des Browne, the secretary of state for defence, to prevent them from what it says are crimes against the Geneva Conventions.

A number of US aircraft believed to be carrying military hardware to Israel refuelled in the UK during the Lebanon conflict.
Hmmm.

So they're seeing if they can sue someone, or two, or three, eh?

Certainly sounds interesting wouldn't you say?

So see some more of the same story.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I applaud their sentiment and efforts I can not see them being (allowed to be) sucessful. Justice is now as big a joke in Blairbritain as it is in Bushamerica.

11:00 am  
Anonymous me said...

One law for themselves and another law for others makes them a law unto themselves. Like the old saying goes "Don't do as we do - do as we say!"

So long as they get away with doing whatever they like, that's what they'll carry on doing - whatever they like.

11:39 am  
Blogger bootlian said...

About 90% of our politicians have no shame. Nor any conscience. Yet even after we learn this we still RE-elect them.

Why?

Is it because we're basically as cowardly, uncaring and selfish as they are?

(/rhetorical questions)

11:51 am  
Anonymous bluey said...

There's no way they could sue and win - sad to say. The 'system' can NOT be seen to be beaten.

4:25 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

**UPDATE**

UK cleared of aiding bomb flights


The government did not knowingly assist "acts of terrorism" by allowing US aircraft carrying bombs to Israel to stop at UK airports, a judge has ruled.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) claimed in the High Court the flights encouraged Israel's campaign against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon.

Peter Carter QC, for the IHRC, told the judge that the UK was assisting in "disproportionate military attacks".

The IHRC had sought permission to bring injunction proceedings.


BBC link.

4:32 pm  

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