“War is essentially an evil thing; its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiatea war of aggression therefore is not only an international crime, it isthe supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of thewhole.”
Nuremburg War CrimesTribunal
Some of the actions that the APPG will consider include :-
Educating Parliament in war law.
There is widespread ignorance in both Houses of Parliament and the media of the laws governing warfare and armed conflict and theprohibitions that they contain. The APPG will organise briefing meetings, publicationsand advice to Parliament and the media on the laws of war and how to uphold them.
Voting for an end to the war.
Parliament is the sovereign governing body in Britainwith the ultimate power to stop the war and end the killing. The APPG will work topersuade every MP and Peer and both Houses of Parliament to make a decisionacknowledging the unlawful nature of the war in Afghanistan and demanding a cease-fire and a recall of the troops.
Obtaining Declaratory Judgements.
For more than fifty years Parliament has beenrepeatedly misled by Government lawyers over the laws of war. The APPG willorganise applications to the Supreme Court for declaratory judgements on the lawsthat govern warfare and the use of armed force in international affairs.
Diverting military funds into an escrow account.
One way of ending war is to stopthe funds that pay for it. The APPG will ask 350 MPs to sign and vote for an EDMordering the diversion of all military appropriations into escrow accounts to be withheldfrom the MOD, the armed forces and suppliers until they can prove to a court that thewilful killing of men, women and children in Afghanistan has stopped and that all their activities are peaceful and accord with the laws of war.
Diverting taxes into escrow accounts.
The APPG will call for national support fromthe public and businesses to divert all tax payments into escrow accounts to bewithheld from the Government until it can prove to a court that the killing has stopped,the unlawful wars have ended and that safeguards are in place to ensure that Britaincan never again participate in the unlawful use of armed force.
Persuading the Armed Forces to obey the laws of war.
Since WWII Britain’sarmed forces have been repeatedly misled by Government lawyers over the laws thatgovern war and the use of armed force. The APPG will organise meetings with the