Toronto, Canada — The RINJ Foundation Women have issued a public claim to what would appear to be the basic rights of civilian arrest within the statutes of the ‘Commonwealth of Nations’. There is one twist, however, that being that the laws referred to are contained within what is known as the Rome Statute of The International Criminal Court (ICC), something that many nations, but not all, have adopted.
Thus far, the ICC has been somewhat ineffective in bringing to it’s courtrooms the persons it has indicted. Several indicted persons alleged to be guilty of crimes against humanity, remain at large.
According to RINJ, the ICC has fallen short of its original promising outlook, owing to political manipulations within the UN Security Council, some of whose members have been at least accused if not yet indicted under the Rome Statute.
The RINJ Foundation Claims the right for any of its members capable (that includes its security contractor, TheReaperTeam), to arrest and detain for transport to the Hague any ISIS person who is observed:
1) in a contiguous set of actions of crime or flight to the moment or from the moment of being observed doing an act in contravention to the Rome Statute; and
2) who in so doing also simultaneously claims to be or showing that they are, by uniform, flag bearing, symbol or outright statement, members of the alleged war-criminal group known as “The Islamic State”.
- RINJ Charter
- RINJ Accuses Islamic State of Crimes Against Humanity among others…
- War-Crime [In-depth Paper]
- Legal Notice and Claim of Freedoms
Update: 7 December 2019
RINJ Proposal for “Arrest and Prosecution of Islamic State Members”, a global Protocol.
- It is resolved that a pattern of crime by the Islamic State organization and membership defines this organization as an unlawful collective of persons existing for the sole purpose of crime including crime against humanity. The Islamic State organization itself and Members of the Islamic State (also commonly known as Da’esh, Daesh, IS, ISIS, ISIL) or members of affiliate chapters under various names while having declared to be subordinates of the Islamic State ruling authority are persons whom this protocol shall be applicable.
- As a consequence of this resolution, all members of the Islamic State organization are to be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the “ISIS Arrest and Prosecution Protocol”, and local law.
- Membership in Islamic State is concluded from either a) or b):
a) a substantial and credible personal declaration by the subject of being a member of the Islamic State with accompanying evidence of the subject either i) or ii)
i) being in the company of Islamic State members clearly identified as such; or
ii) wearing the insignia or carrying the flag of the Islamic State;
b) or where sufficient evidence has been gathered electronically to prove that the subject has been in a planning, financial, administrative or other functional role of directing or conducting the business of the Islamic State organization.
- Definitions of terrorist acts and unlawful conduct this protocol intends to prosecute. Referencing of types of crime is based on US Law however in many nations a similar statute or common law of the Commonwealth of Nations may apply just as well and can be applied in accordance with each nation’s rule of law and the existing statutes thereof.
- The following acts conducted as part of the Islamic State in the name of the Islamic State or by any person who is known and has identified as being a member of Islamic State who commits or conspires to commit rape, incest, murder, kidnapping, acts of genocide, acts of population or community forced displacement, illegal gambling, arson, robbery, bribery, extortion, dealing in obscene matter, dealing in armaments, dealing in human slavery, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the (US) Controlled Substances Act), which is chargeable under (US) State law and punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; (B) any act which is indictable under any of the following provisions of title 18, United States Code: Section 201 (relating to bribery), section 224 (relating to sports bribery), sections 471, 472, and 473 (relating to counterfeiting), section 659 (relating to theft from interstate shipment) if the act indictable under section 659 is felonious, section 664 (relating to embezzlement from pension and welfare funds), sections 891–894 (relating to extortionate credit transactions), section 1028 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents), section 1029 (relating to fraud and related activity in connection with access devices), section 1084 (relating to the transmission of gambling information), section 1341 (relating to mail fraud), section 1343 (relating to wire fraud), section 1344 (relating to financial institution fraud), section 1351 (relating to fraud in foreign labor contracting), section 1425 (relating to the procurement of citizenship or naturalisation unlawfully), section 1426 (relating to the reproduction of naturalization or citizenship papers), section 1427 (relating to the sale of naturalization or citizenship papers), sections 1461–1465 (relating to obscene matter), section 1503 (relating to obstruction of justice), section 1510 (relating to obstruction of criminal investigations), section 1511 (relating to the obstruction of State or local law enforcement), section 1512 (relating to tampering with a witness, victim, or an informant), section 1513 (relating to retaliating against a witness, victim, or an informant), section 1542 (relating to false statement in application and use of passport, i.e.: perpetrators of the 9/11 crimes), section 1543 (relating to forgery or false use of passport), section 1544 (relating to misuse of passport), section 1546 (relating to fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents), sections 1581–1592 (relating to peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons)., sections 1831 and 1832 (relating to economic espionage and theft of trade secrets), section 1951 (relating to interference with commerce, robbery, or extortion), section 1952 (relating to racketeering), section 1953 (relating to interstate transportation of wagering paraphernalia), section 1954 (relating to unlawful welfare fund payments), section 1955 (relating to the prohibition of illegal gambling businesses), section 1956 (relating to the laundering of monetary instruments), section 1957 (relating to engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity), section 1958 (relating to use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire), section 1960 (relating to illegal money transmitters), sections 2251, 2251A, 2252, and 2260 (relating to sexual exploitation of children), sections 2312 and 2313 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen motor vehicles), sections 2314 and 2315 (relating to interstate transportation of stolen property), section 2318 (relating to trafficking in counterfeit labels for phonorecords, computer programs or computer program documentation or packaging and copies of motion pictures or other audiovisual works), section 2319 (relating to criminal infringement of a copyright), section 2319A (relating to unauthorized fixation of and trafficking in sound recordings and music videos of live musical performances), section 2320 (relating to trafficking in goods or services bearing counterfeit marks), section 2321 (relating to trafficking in certain motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts), sections 2341–2346 (relating to trafficking in contraband cigarettes), sections 2421–24 (relating to white slave traffic), sections 175–178 (relating to biological weapons), sections 229–229F (relating to chemical weapons), section 831 (relating to nuclear materials), (C) any act which is indictable under title 29, United States Code, section 186 (dealing with restrictions on payments and loans to labor organizations) or section 501(c) (relating to embezzlement from union funds), (D) any offense involving fraud connected with a case under title 11 (except a case under section 157 of this title), fraud in the sale of securities, or the felonious manufacture, importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act), punishable under any law of the United States, (E) any act which is indictable under the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, (F) any act which is indictable under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 274 (i.e.L crimes of persons involved in the 9/11 crimes, relating to bringing in and harboring certain aliens), section 277 (relating to aiding or assisting certain aliens to enter the United States), or section 278 (relating to importation of alien for immoral purpose) if the act indictable under such section of such Act was committed for the purpose of financial gain, or (G) any act that is indictable under any provision listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B).
- It is unlawful for anyone employed by or associated with any enterprise engaged by the Islamic State, or participating directly in the activities set out in 4) as a free agent.
- Offences under this protocol are indictable and on conviction carry the minimum sentence of life imprisonment without opportunity for parole until twenty-five years have been served.
- Sentencing for multiple crimes under this protocol can be consecutive or concurrent at the discretion of the Court presiding.
- Any nation state may prosecute a member or members of Islamic State when the crime is committed in their jurisdiction and may also rely on existing statutes for extradition.
A proposal of The RINJ Foundation a Canadian Incorporated Civil Society (CSO) Non-Government Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN since 2017