On September 13 and 14, 2008, the Massachusetts School of Law at Andover held a War Crimes Conference with an international panel to discuss and plan for the prosecution of George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and John Yoo for war crimes and torture. Peter Weiss from the Center For Constitutional Rights states the best legal strategy is to raise the level of "Public Rage" against torture.
During the conference on September 14, Mr. Weiss addresses the issue of how best to proceed from a legal standpoint. He states, "On the issue of whether you can do it with lawyers or whether you have to do it with both, I think it's obvious, as the Dean said this morning, that you have to do it with both." He goes on to assert, "I think the role played by the people is really more important than the technical contribution of the lawyers." This is because The International Court of Justice in The Hague has ruled that weapons that "shock the conscience" of the people are illegal. Public outrage over acts of torture, war crimes and the use of biological and chemical weapons may likely be as influential in determining International Law as any other legal arguments both for and against.
Much of these proceedings are available for viewing on YouTube. Keyword - Andover School of Law - brought them up just fine for me. Another very interesting discussion from this conference occurred on September 13 examining MSM's legal culpability on torture.