So this space boldly and irreverently poses this inconvenient if pertinent question: What has the ICC in particular to do, if anything, with world peace AS SUCH? If, as its Statute provides, it is designed to indict "Enemies of Humanity," and certainly those humans who have their itchy fingers poised above their respective nuclear triggers all pointing at WE, THE PEOPLE can legitimately be considered our mutual "enemies," should we not exercise our own due diligence to insist that our right to live is sacrosanct? And guess, with mind-boggling disbelief, who these noted humans are threatening our very lives? Why none other than our vaunted Heads of State and Prime Ministers, our fellow humans who we ourselves may have even elected (sometimes). How very, very odd (not to mention, insane).
Should not WE, THE PEOPLE then, who would become the victims of their ultimate folly, take full advantage of this "international criminal court," sitting there in the Hague with 15 members of our own human race no doubt wondering what in hell WE, THE PEOPLE (of the world community) are waiting for? I mean, are they even earning their salaries, which of course would cease along with them if any one of the 27,000 nuclear buttons were pushed?
I, for one, am willing to address this penultimate issue, in your name, to the ICC. Since, anyway, I am what all nations call "stateless," and have claimed, by virtue of the sovereign right of political choice*, to ally my personal sovereignty to humanity itself as of 1948, I have nothing to lose and everything to gain (if the ICC prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, accepts the indictment). Call it a "class-action suit in humanity's name." What could be more relevant to global peace-making? But what if The Honorable Moreno-Ocampo refuses to accept such a logical, and, if I may say so, legitimate suit against, say, heads of the nuclear states, what would we do then? Ah, again it's obvious.
WE WOULD CREATE OUR OWN WORLD COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!!
Fortuitously enough, with uncanny foresight, we have already foreseen the possibility that, despite the ICC's overt mission to adjudicate the Nuremberg Principles, one of which describes "enemies of humanity," as well as "crimes against peace," and "war crimes," we, the citizens of the World Government of World Citizens, have already announced a Statute for just such a court. (See www.worldservice.org/wsal/stat.html) through the good services of the International Law Commission headed by the former eminent jurist Luis Kutner.
And what about the "world citizen contract" that we, registered world citizens have made BETWEEN each other? Is it not valid, "de facto"? Is it not legitimate, "de juris"? Doesn't law after all begin with us, especially and ultimately world law? Bottom line: Aren't we, the people, sovereign in toto? If someone in South Burlington, Vermont (me, for instance) goes "online"and contacts, say, Shrishir Savistava in Lucknow, India, also online and together we make an agreement not to attack each other in war, a preposterous analogy, I admit, are we not then making a "world peace civic contract" which would stand up in any court? Heck, even transnational corporations like IBM, Toyota, WalMarts, GM, etc., etc. are operating integrally with their own respective factories throughout the world while recently via a US Supreme Court decision they have even been declared "legitimate persons."
Ironically, are not these colossal, transnational, commercial behemoths equally threatened by a potential WWIII still on the 18th century nation-state dysfunctional table?
I maintain that each and every human who claims world citizenship is making a viable "contract of world peace" with every other human no matter where or who or when AND THAT CONTRACT IS EVERY BIT AS LEGITIMATE AS THE NATIONAL HEAD OF STATE'S ALLEGED RIGHT TO WAGE WAR "AS A LAST RESORT."
Furthermore that the world citizen's right to "contract" for world peace not only supersedes but neutralizes that of the nation-state leaders right to wage war. After all, nations don't die as they have never lived. Aren't all creations, including states, for Us, the humans born into the species called humankind..(Emphasis on "kind")? One could argue that the ICC cannot "outlaw" war because that is the province of a world parliament. However, "Any State using nuclear or thermonuclear weapons is to be considered as violating the Charter of the United Nations, as acting contrary to the laws of humanity, and as committing a crime against mankind and civilization." United Nations Resolution 33/71, December 1978. And "The use of nuclear weapons would be a violation of the Charter of the United Nations and a crime against humanity." United Nations Resolution 35/152-0D, December 21, 1980.
What to do? I, Garry Davis, stateless World Citizen, acting in the name of the "constituency" of registered World Citizens, will petition the ICC, in a class-action suit, for an indictment against all Prime Ministers and Heads of State of nuclear powers as "enemies of humanity" in
accordance with the Nuremberg Principles which entered into the alleged structure of "international law" by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 24, 1961:Resolution 1653 (XV)
Now such a case will cost money what with research, printing, publicity, travel, etc. And the World Service Authority, indeed, has a "treasury" of 4,500 World Kilowatt Dollars (in 10 dollar denominations), each one signed personally by yours truly, which are indeed negotiable, however, I am asking here and now that each and every registered World Citizen donate a minimum of $10.00 US (or whatever you can afford) to WSA's Legal Fund so we can move forward with all reasonable haste. (For each $100 donation, WSA will exchange a historic $K10, numbered). National nuclear budgets alarmingly are on the rise, especially among the two main possessors of nuclear bombs: the USA and Russia. But that doesn't mean they are more or less dangerous than, for instance, those of Israel, China, Pakistan, India, the UK, France or North Korea's, all nuclear powers.
WE HAVE MADE THE DONATION PROCESS SIMPLE. On the legal page of our main web site (http://www.worldservice.org/wsaljudc.html) you may donate directly via PayPal to the "Legal Dept." So please do so! With my thanks.
Further, in order to affirm your personal agreement of and commitment to this action, I will ask you to sign an "Affidavit of Support" in order that my representation will have the proper legitimacy. Here is a sample:
AFFIDAVIT OF PERSONAL AGREEMENT THAT WORLD CITIZEN GARRY DAVIS REPRESENT THE UNDERSIGNED, A REGISTERED WORLD CITIZEN, AT THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT AT THE HAGUE, IN A CLASS-ACTION SUIT AGAINST THE LEADERS OF ALL STATES WHICH CONSIDER NUCLEAR WEAPONRY AS A LEGITIMATE WEAPON OF WAR IN VIOLATION OF THE NUREMBERG PRINCIPLES, AS "ENEMIES OF HUMANITY." Signed: Registration No.: (Send to WSA, 1012 14th St., Suite 205, Washington, D.C. 20005).
Einstein the "father" of the nuclear age, reminded us that "Imagination is more important that intelligence," and that "If we don't eliminate war, war will eliminate us." To declare and be registered as a World Citizen is only the first step. Now you must ACTIVATE that global status. Announce it to everyone around you (including your internet list); procure your global documents (from the World Service Authority) especially the World Citizen Card and the World Passport; THEN join me in this class-action suit to invoke the very world laws which alone can eliminate the anarchic condition which breeds war and all the miseries it bring.
WE HAVE NO TIME TO LOSE! NATIONAL WARS ARE BEING FOUGHT AND HUMANS ARE KILLING HUMANS AS YOU READ THIS.
Words to the wise (especially the mothers and the children of the world).
I'm counting on you to do me the honor and pleasure by allowing me to represent you at the ICC on this historic issue.
Warmly, in one world,
* "No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality." Art. 15,Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government." Art 21(3), Universal Declaration of Human Rights.