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The Lawfare Project's Anti-Democratic Agenda

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The Lawfare Project's Anti-Democratic Agenda - by Stephen Lendman


Its web site (thelawfareproject.org) calls Lawfare:


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"The use of the law as a weapon of war."


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Provided they contradict no others, laws are sacrosanct, especially fundamental international ones like the UN Charter, Four Geneva Conventions, their Common Article 3, the Rome Statute, Nuremberg Tribunal and judgment, Genocide Convention, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and many others - ones Israel and America are sworn to uphold but consistently violate with impunity.


Lawfare Project (LP) claim: "The abuse of the law and legal systems (is used) for strategic or military ends."


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International law is clear and unequivocal. The UN Charter explains under what conditions violence and coercion by one state against another are justified. Article 2(3) and Article 33(1) require peaceful settlement of international disputes. Article 2(4) prohibits force or its threatened use, and Article 51 allows the "right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member....until the Security Council has taken measures to maintain international peace and security."


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