Sunday, June 12, 2011

US Law Professor Ali Khan: NATO committing Afghan Genocide

KHAN, Ali. US law professor: NATO committing Afghan Genocide as defined by UN Genocide Convention

Professor Ali Khan is a professor of law at the Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas (see: ).

Professor Ali Khan on Afghan Genocide (2008): “The Law. The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (entered into force, 1951) is binding on all states including the 26 member states of NATO. The Genocide Convention is jus cogens, the law from which no derogation is allowed. It provides no exceptions for any nation or any organization of nations, such as the United Nations or NATO, to commit genocide. Nor does the Convention allow any exceptions to genocide "whether committed in time of peace or in time of war." Even traditional self-defense - let alone preemptive self-defense, a deceptive name for aggression – cannot be invoked to justify or excuse the crime of genocide. In murdering the Taliban, NATO armed forces systematically practice on a continual basis the crime of genocide that consists of three constituent elements - act, intent to destroy, and religious group.” [1].

[1]. Professor Ali Khan, “NATO genocide in Afghanistan”, Information Clearing House, 30 January 2008: .

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