Saturday, September 02, 2006

Civil disobedience a duty rather than a right

from judgement: The Law of the Charter The Nuremburg Charter 1945

“…the very essence of the Charter is that individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience imposed by the individual State. He who violates the laws of war cannot obtain immunity while acting in pursuance of the authority of the State, if the State in authorising action moves outside its competence under international law.”

Nuremburg War Crimes Tribunal 1945

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