Nations of the World
April 7, 2017
Whereas, the inhabitants and citizens of the planet Earth desire to live in peace and harmony with one another and to have both peace within our individual nations and with other nations; and
Whereas, we desire to provide safety and security to our families, our countries, and to ourselves; and
Whereas, it is inherent to our mutual survival and existence to live peacefully among person from different countries, races, colors, creeds, religions, and genders;
Whereas, it is mutually economically beneficial for us as citizens of this planet to live at peace and in harmony with one another; and
Whereas, in the furtherance of the human rights provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) previously adopted by this body, we agree that the suffrage caused by non-combatants by warring combatants is intolerable and unacceptable; andWhereas, in the furtherance of the protection of those human rights, it is necessary to provide for the timely prosecution of those who knowingly violate this law by any means, and to provide for the investigation, trial, criminal and civil prosecution of both countries and persons responsible for said human rights violations; and
Whereas, we agree that every person has the right to be treated equally, and that every non-combatant has the right to not suffer injury or death; and
Whereas, it shall be found that a human rights violation was committed if the death of a non-combatant occurred as a result of an act of war by any person or nation against another person or nation; and
Whereas, the death of a non-combatant, caused by the actions of a combatant in a conflict between internal factions of a country or by the actions of a combatant of another country, shall be compensated by the combatant's country in the amount of one million dollars (U.S. Currency) or its equivalent in the currency of the combatant country; and
Whereas, it is illegal to hold another country or its citizens in bondage as a result of taking it and its citizens by force, it is hereby declared that any country so indentured shall be released from its bondage and its citizens shall also be released from the bondage of their captors upon the first anniversary of the first signature placed on this document; and
Whereas, it is illegal to hold the citizens of any country in bondage by means of coercion, aggression, military force, or by other means of force against their will, no country shall heretofore be ruled by a military force or by a dictatorship of any kind whatsoever; and
Whereas, it is in the interest of mankind and thus, the citizens of this planet to enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and to enforce it under international law, it shall be a direct violation of this lawand the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to coerce citizens of any country to become a member of any military or to serve as slaves of any kind or nature at the hands of any member of any military or peacekeeping force of the United Nations or any other military force in the world by any means; and
Whereas, it is in the interest of the citizens of this planet for those persons that intentionally violate this law shall be held accountable for their actions, that the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Committee on Victim's Compensation; andWhereas, The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Text of the Rome Statute circulated as document A/CONF.183/9 of 17 July 1998 and corrected by process-verbaux of 10 November 1998, 12 July 1999, 30 November 1999, 8 May 2000, 17 January 2001 and 16 January 2002. The Statute entered into force on 1 July 2002, shall be amended as necessary to include the content of the above amended language to update civil reparations for victims of war crimes; and
Whereas, the United Nations has previously recognized the necessity to compensate victims of human rights violations, the “Basic Principles and Guidelines
on the Right to a Remedy and Reparations for Victims of Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law” (hereinafter “UN Principles on the Right to a Remedy”), adopted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at its 56th session in 2000, shall be amended accordingly as provided by this document to include violations committed by any intra-country actor, military faction or component thereof, or any persons who commit violations of the International Human Rights Law, whether such violation occurred as a result of negligence, an intentional or unintended act shall not be a defense to said violation of this law, and whether the violator was an alien or citizen of the country in which the violation occurred.
Whereas, criminals often flee the borders of the nations in which they have committed a crime, individual victims and their countries shall each have legal standing under this International Peace Law, and may seek both criminal and civil prosecution of the alleged violators of International Humanitarian Law, and this International Peace Law, in any nation wherein the alleged violator conducts business or resides; and
Whereas, it is in the interest of every citizen of the world and every country to be held accountable for their respective actions, under this law, no nation or person shall be immune from civil liability for violating the human rights of any person; and
Whereas, it is in the best interest for each citizen whose human rights have been violated, whether said acts occurred to a war victim, or to a non-war victim, each and every victim shall be endowed with the right of their own to a remedy for said violations of international humanitarian law; and
Whereas, previously enacted international laws must give way to previously enacted laws, any international law in conflict with this International Peace Law shall be amended to conform to the language and intent of this document.
Whereas, individual's rights to prosecute claims against violators of their human rights has been previously obstructed by various entities, heretofore, it shall be enacted that every State shall give direct effect in their national legal systems to the provisions of the International Humanitarian Law, in order that International Humanitarian Law norms can be invoked by individuals before national courts in the same way as national norms and enact legislation providing for said individuals to be able to prosecute their individual claims of human rights violations in the country where they reside; and
Whereas, legal determinations of whom the victims of International Humanitarian Laws were, and to simplify the prosecution of violators of this law and other international laws, a victim shall be defined as, persons who individually or collectively suffered harm, including physical or mental injury, emotional suffering, economic loss or substantial impairment of their fundamental rights, through acts or omissions that constitute violations of international human rights law, or serious violations of international humanitarian law. The term “victim” also includes the immediate family or dependents of the direct victim and persons who have suffered harm in intervening to assist victims in distress or to prevent victimization.
A person shall be considered a victim regardless of whether the perpetrator of the violation is identified, apprehended, prosecuted, or convicted and regardless of the familial relationship between the perpetrator and the victim.
This International Peace Law shall be in full effect upon every member state of the United Nations upon its adoption by a simple majority of the member states of these United Nations, and every legal remedy stated herein shall be available to every citizen, their heirs, relatives, and survivors as afforded under previous international laws thereafter in perpetuity.
We, the members of the United Nations hereby enact this document into law and agree to abide by the mandates declared therein.
Author: Mark R. Winkle, Founder
The Winkle Institute for Worldwide Economic Stability
(TWIWES) April 10, 2017
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