The United States and War Crimes (Or lack there of)

What are War Crimes?

Usually, war crimes. crimes committed against an enemy, prisoners of war, or subjects in wartime that violate international agreements or, as in the case of genocide, are offenses against humanity. Some other terms you may hear are: Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide, Holocaust, and Crimes of War

1.Willful killing

2.Torture

3.Inhumane treatment

4.Biological experiments

5.Willfully causing great suffering

6.Destruction and appropriation of property

7.Compelling service in hostile forces

8.Denying a fair trial

9.Unlawful deportation and transfer

10.Unlawful confinement

11.Taking hostages

There are seven crimes which constitute serious violations of article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions and which are applicable only to non-international armed conflicts:[65]

1.Murder

2.Mutilation

3.Cruel treatment

4.Torture

5.Outrages upon personal dignity

6.Taking hostages

7.Sentencing or execution without due process

The United States could be prosecuted for war crimes like torture as means of interrogation and summary execution. War crimes can be prosecuted in the United States through the War Crimes Act of 1996. However, the United States Federal Government does not accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) over its nationals, as the United States directly opposes and is not a party to the Court

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