Canada Considers Prosecuting Dick Cheney for War Crimes

Canada is looking into the prospect of indicting former United States Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes for his use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation tactics.

Many believe that Dick Cheneys use of water boarding violates the United Nations Convention Against Torture.  (Image Courtesy of CNN)

Many believe that Dick Cheney’s use of water boarding violates the United Nations Convention Against Torture. Image Courtesy of CNN.

Human Rights Watch said Canada should prepare to investigate Vice Pres. Cheney for violating the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which lays out what is torture and the possibility of criminal sanctions for violating it.

As soon as Vice Pres. Cheney leaves the country, he opens himself up to prosecution. A country has jurisdiction over an individual for torture if a complainant is a citizen of that country. Because Vice Pres. Cheney’s interrogation tactics affected at least two Canadian citizens, Canada would have jurisdiction to prosecute him.

Dick Cheney is unapologetic about his war tactics, maintaining the opinion that waterboarding does not constitute torture.

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2 responses to “Canada Considers Prosecuting Dick Cheney for War Crimes

  1. Pingback: Article on US torture and war crimes. We support them all the way | ikners.com

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