CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
Western administrations are seeking to avoid judicial oversight of the wholly illegal use of torture and drones.
The public are being misled, (often with the complicity of the mainstream media and increasingly the judiciary) that those who are elected can create whatever policies they like.... without judicial oversight.
However, legal and supposedly democratic processes are quite different.
An individual (and those who work for him/her) do not have unfettered legal powers - just - because they are elected.
There is no lawful framework for saying a policy created by an elected individual can be exempt from judicial oversight.
Yet this is the current situation in the U.S, U.K and their allies, over the use of torture and drones.
It took a European court to find that a man had been illegally rendered and tortured by the C.I.A.
Meanwhile Obama refuses to even disclose the legal rationale behind the use of targeted extra-judicial killings by drones, which have involved the deaths of many innocent civilians.
In the UK, Lord Justice Moses also recently refused any Judicial oversight of the use of drones in what are most obviously extra-judicial murders by states.
The most shocking human rights abuses are deliberately being kept out of the public eye, and any sensible public or legal discourse.
Yet under Jus Cogens, there is no lawful framework that can be created to conceal torture, detention without trial,and targeted extra-judicial killings.
Our governments are not in the process of creating a civilized world.
They are hoarding and recklessly abusing any and all power.
If you vote, you need to question why are you voting and what are you voting for ?
JUS COGENS: UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION.
WEEK 5 OF MASS HUNGER STRIKE AT GUANTANAMO.
HEARING ON UNFOLDING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT GUANTANAMO.
UK JUDGE, LORD JUSTICE MOSES BLOCKS JUDICIAL REVIEW OF USE OF DRONES.
LORD JUSTICE MOSES ABSURD "RULING" THAT GOVT. POLICY IS NOT SUBJECT TO JUDICIAL OVERSIGHT.
OBAMA'S DRONE DEBACLE AT CIA NOMINATION.
LINK: TONY BLAIR; JACK STRAW & GORDON BROWN ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR TORTURE OF IRAQIS.