ref date:22 Oct 1999 (WBA)
Scots judge backs 'lawbreakers' who used international law over UK law
An anti nuclear activists legal representative said of his clients actions in disabling a barge servicing nuclear Trident submarines that
a ruling by the International Court of Justice in
1996 made Trident and all nuclear weapons illegal.
This meant that the three women who disabled the barge
had basically committed a crime but were
acting to prevent other crimes taking place and so, in Scots
law, should be acquitted.
Sheriff Gimblett said: "The three took the view
that (Trident) was illegal and, given the horrendous nature of
nuclear weapons, that they had an obligation in terms of
international law to do whatever they could to stop the
deployment and use of nuclear weapons in situations
construed as a threat."
SO a Scottish judge has said that international law was breached by the "UK"
government i.e. Westminster and therefore the activists were simply doing their
moral duty to help enforce the anti nuclear ruling.
What a marvellous precedent when Scottish firms start offering encrypted business
internet services thus ignoring the new data encryption act from Westminster that
is illegal as it breaches basic rights to privacy guaranteed by the European
Convention on human rights!