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                                   HON. RAMSEY CLARK 



     Former Attorney General of the United States


    Civil and Human Rights Advocate & Activist


                           HON. ALI A. TREKI


                   5 July 2001. Libya's Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Treki and who is also the chairman of the OAU Council of Foreign Ministers addressing delegates on the opening day in Lusaka. The Libyan government has exhibited clear comitment towards the African Union. Libya's Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Treki and who is also the chairman of the OAU Council of Foreign Ministers addressing delegates on the opening day in Lusaka. The Libyan government has exhibited clear comitment towards the African Union. 5 July 2001. Libya's Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Treki and who is also the chairman of the OAU Council of Foreign Ministers addressing delegates on the opening day in Lusaka. The Libyan government has exhibited clear comitment towards the African Union

Ambassador and Permanent Representative of 


  The Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
        To the United Nations  (At the Time of Original Airing)
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ramsey Clark

William Ramsey Clark
Ramsey Clark

In office
March 10, 1967 – January 20, 1969
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Nicholas Katzenbach
Succeeded by John N. Mitchell

Born December 18, 1927 (1927-12-18) (age 81)
Dallas, Texas,
United States
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Texas-Austin
University of Chicago
Military service
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1945-1946

William Ramsey Clark (born December 18, 1927) is a lawyer and former United States Attorney General.

He worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, which included service as the 66th United States Attorney General

under President Lyndon B. Johnson. He is a left-wing activist and has been known for his continuing advocacy

for civil and human rights political causes. He is also known for his role as defense attorney in the trials of

Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein. He was a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award and the Peace Abbey

Courage of Conscience Award.


 Early life and career

Clark was born in Dallas, Texas, to Mary Jane Ramsey and Tom C. Clark,[1] who was also a United States

Attorney General and a justice of the Supreme Court. Clark served in the United States Marine Corps in 1945

and 1946, then earned a B.A. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949, an M.A. and a J.D. from the

University of Chicago in 1950.

He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1950, and to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 1956.

From 1951 to 1961, Clark was an associate and partner in the law firm of Clark, Reed and Clark.

 Kennedy and Johnson Administrations

Clark served in the Department of Justice as the Assistant Attorney General of the Lands Division from 1961 to

1965, and as Deputy Attorney General from 1965 to 1967.

In 1967, President Johnson nominated him to be Attorney General of the United States, he was confirmed by

congress and took the oath of office March 2,. There is speculation that Johnson made the appointment on the

expectation that Clark's father, Associate Justice Tom C. Clark, would resign from the Supreme Court to avoid a

conflict of interest. Johnson wanted a vacancy to be created on the Court so he could appoint Thurgood Marshall,

the first African American justice. The elder Clark resigned from the Supreme Court on June 12, 1967, creating

the vacancy Johnson desired.

Clark served as Attorney General until Johnson's term as President ended on January 20, 1969.

Clark played an important role in the history of the American Civil Rights movement. During his years at the Justice

Department, he

As Attorney General during part of the Vietnam War, Clark oversaw the prosecution of the Boston Five for “conspiracy

to aid and abet draft resistance.” Four of the five were convicted, including pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock and Yale

chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr.

In addition to his government work, during this period Clark was also director of the American Judicature Society

(in 1963) and national president of the Federal Bar Association in 1964–65.

 International activism

Following his term as Attorney General he worked as a law professor and was active in the anti–Vietnam-War

movement. He visited North Vietnam in 1972 as a protest against the bombing of Hanoi. He was also associated

with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison before resigning to run for political office.

In 1974 he was the Democratic Party's candidate for the United States Senate from New York, losing to Jacob Javits.

In 1976, Clark again sought the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, but was a distant third in the primary

behind Daniel Patrick Moynihan, (the winner), and Congresswoman Bella Abzug.

Attorney General Clark & President Lyndon B. Johnson.

More recently, Clark has become controversial for his political views and publications. While mildly denouncing

the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C. in 2001, he has also strongly opposed any

retaliation against Afghanistan as well as against Al-Qaeda[citation needed]. He has been a strong opponent of the

 War on Terrorism in Afghanistan and the rest of the world from the very beginning, as well as expressing doubt

that Al-Qaeda was behind he attacks and openly suggesting that the U.S. goverment was the real culprit who planned

and carried out the 9/11 attacks to justify going to war against Afghanistan, as well as Iraq.

In 1991, Clark accused the administration of President George H. W. Bush and "others to be named" of "crimes

against peace, war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" for its conduct of the Gulf War against Iraq and the

ensuing sanctions;[2] in 1996, he added the charges of genocide and the "use of a weapon of mass destruction".[3]

Similarly, after the 1999 NATO bombing of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ramsey charged and "tried" NATO

on 19 counts and issued calls for its dissolution.[4]Clark drew criticism for defending some of the worst dictators of

the last 25 years, such as Saddam Hussein, Radovan Karadzic and Bernard Coard.[5] He has called for war crimes

against American, British, and other world leaders for human rights abuses, while ignoring and even justifying the

murders and war crimes his clients have committed.

Clark is affiliated with VoteToImpeach, an organization advocating the impeachment of George W. Bush. For the

past eight years, Clark had fought, unsuccessfully, to bring President George W. Bush to stand trial for impeachment.

He has been an opponent of both 1991 and 2003 Persian Gulf War conflicts. "Impeachment is the most important issue

facing Constitutional government in the United States. Impeachment will determine whether the American people will

hold the Bush administration accountable for its High Crimes and Misdemeanors".[6] Clark is the founder of the

International Action Center. It holds significant overlapping membership with the Workers' World Party.[7] Clark

and the IAC helped found the protest organization A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism).[8]

Ramsey Clark has been criticized by both opponents and supporters for some of the people he agreed to defend;

this criticism has been exacerbated by some statements Clark has made in defense of his clients.[9]

In 2004 Clark joined a panel of about 20 prominent Arab and one other non-Arab lawyer to defend Saddam Hussein

in his trial before the Iraqi Special Tribunal.[10] Clark appeared before the Iraqi Special Tribunal in late November

2005 arguing "that it failed to respect basic human rights and was illegal because it was formed as a consequence of

the United States' illegal war of aggression against the people of Iraq."[11] Clark said that unless the trial was seen

as "absolutely fair", it would "divide rather than reconcile Iraq".[12] Christopher Hitchens claimed that Clark was

admitting Hussein's guilt when Clark reportedly stated in a 2005 BBC interview: "He [Saddam] had this huge war

going on, and you have to act firmly when you have an assassination attempt".[13]

Ramsey Clark visited Nandigram in India in November 2007 and expressed his solidarity to the poor peasants of the area who were tortured by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Clark was not alone in criticizing the Iraqi Special Tribunal's trial of Saddam Hussein, which drew intense

criticism from international human rights organizations. Human Rights Watch called Saddam's trial a

"missed opportunity" and a "deeply flawed trial"[14],[15] and the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

found the trial to be unfair and to violate basic international human rights law.[16] Among the irregularities

cited by HRW, were that proceedings were marked by frequent outbursts by both judges and defendants, that

three defense lawyers were murdered, that the original chief judge was replaced, that important documents

were not given to defense lawyers in advance, that paperwork was lost, and that the judges made asides that
pre-judged Saddam Hussein.
[17] One of those outburst occurred when Clark was ejected from the trial after

passing the judge a memorandum stating that the trial was making "a mockery of justice". The Chief Judge Raouf

Abdul Rahman shouted at Clark, "No, you are the mockery... get him out, out".[18]

On March 18, 2006, Clark attended the funeral of Slobodan Milošević. He declared: "History will prove

Milošević was right. Charges are just that: charges. The trial did not have facts." He compared the trials of

Slobodan Milošević and Saddam Hussein by stating: "both trials are marred with injustice, both are flawed."

He also condoned and justified the rule of Saddam Hussein and the administration of Slobodan Milosevic,

describing Slobodan Milošević and Saddam Hussein as "both commanders who were courageous enough to fight

more powerful countries."[19]

On September 1, 2007, in New York, Clark, age 79, called for detained Filipino Jose Maria Sison’s release and

pledged assistance by joining the latter’s legal defense team headed by Jan Fermon. Clark doubted Dutch

authorities’ validity and competency, since the murder charges originated in the Philippines and had already

been dismissed by the country's Supreme Court.[20]

Echoing Al-Qaeda propaganda, Clark has also described the War on Terrorism as a war against Islam.[3]

In November 2007, Clark visited Nandigram in India[21][22] where conflict between state government forces and

villagers resulted in the death of at least 14 villagers.[23][24]

Former Attorney General and peace and social justice activist for his commitment to civil rights, his opposition

to war and military spending and his dedication to providing legal representation to the peace movement,

particularly, his efforts to free Leonard Peltier. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience on

October 15, 1992. [25]

In August, 2006, Clark spoke at an International Islamic Conference for Peace and Awareness in Baltimore,

Maryland, which critics and his opponents described as a "propaganda" conference involving the holocaust denial

group Institute for Historical Review in alliance with Islamic extremists. Clark's address focused on the wars in

Afghanistan and Iraq. [4].

Notable clients

As a lawyer, he has also provided legal counsel and advice to several notable figures, including:


  1. ^ Ancestry of Ramsey Clark
  2. ^ War Crimes: A Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq to the Commission of Inquiry for the
  3. International War Crimes Tribunal, by Ramsey Clark and others
  4. ^ The Wisdom Fund, "Former US Attorney General Charges US, British and UN Leaders", November 20, 1996
  5. ^ CJPY, "NATO found guilty", June 10, 2000
  6. ^ Salon News | Ramsey Clark, the war criminal's best friend
  7. ^ "High Crimes", ImpeachBush.org
  8. ^ Kevin Coogan, "The International Action Center: 'Peace Activists' with a Secret Agenda," Hit List,
  9. November/December 2001.
  10. ^ Coogan, "The International Action Center," Hit List, Nov/Dec 2001.
  11. ^ John B. Judis, "The Strange Case of Ramsey Clark," The New Republic, April 22, 1991, pp. 23-29.
  12. ^ "US rebel joins Saddam legal team", news.bbc.co.uk, Dec. 29, 2004
  13. ^ "Arguments for Removal of Case to UN (in English & Arabic)"
  14. ^ "Chaos mars Saddam court hearing", news.bbc.co.uk, Dec. 5, 2005
  15. ^ "Sticking up for Saddam", Slate.com
  16. ^ "Iraq's Shallow Justice" Human Rights Watch, Dec. 29, 2006
  17. ^ "Hanging After Flawed Trial Undermines Rule of Law" Human Rights Watch, Dec. 30, 2006
  18. ^ "Final Opinion of UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention"
  19. ^ "Saddam trial 'flawed and unsound'" news.bbc.co.uk, Nov. 20, 2006
  20. ^ [1], San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 5, 2006
  21. ^ [2] Daily Times of Pakistan, Mar. 19, 2006
  22. ^ Inquirer.net, Ex-US attorney general calls for Joma release
  23. ^ Ramsey Clark visits Nandigram
  24. ^ Nandigram says 'No!' to Dow's chemical hub
  25. ^ "NHRC sends notice to Chief Secretary, West Bengal, on Nandigram incidents: investigation team of the
  26. Commission to visit the area". http://nhrc.nic.in/dispArchive.asp?fno=1499. 
  27. ^ "CPM cadres kill 3 in Nandigram". http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?id=
  28. 1cfd3f6f-48d6-45b3-b223-f0d38d473d80&MatchID1=4626&TeamID1=1&TeamID2=6&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1165&MatchID2
  29. =4632&TeamID3=5&TeamID4=10&MatchType2=1&SeriesID2=1167&PrimaryID=4626&Headline=CPM+cadres+kill+3+in+Nandigram. 
  30. ^ The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Recipients List

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Succeeded by
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Curriculum Vitae:  Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki

Name:  Ali Abdussalam Treki

Date & Place of Birth:         1938, Misrata / Libya

Social Status:                        Married, with 4 children.

DIPLOMAS:                            **Masters Degree in History from the Faculty of

                                                   Literature, Garyounes University, Benghazi, Libya.

                                                   **Ph.D in History from Toulouse University, France.

MEDALS OF HONOR:          Decorated with the Great Al-Fateh Medal (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya),

                                                 in addition to 26 other medals from numerous countries.



25/8/1970:         Plenipotentiary Minister (Minister of External Affairs and Unity).

19/9/1970:         Director of Political Affaires Department.

1972-1974:        Director of African-Asian Affaires Department.

1974-1976:        Deputy Secretary of Political Affaires Department, Ministry of

     Foreign Affaires

1976-1979:         Secretary of Foreign Affaires, (Minister).

1979-1981:         Secretary of Foreign Affaires, (Minister).

1981-1982:         Secretary of Foreign Affaires, (Minister). 

1982-1984:         Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the     

                              United Nations.                     


1984-1986:         Secretary of the People’s Bureau for Foreign Liaison (Minister). 

1986-1991:         Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the

     United Nations.

1991-1994:         Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the

                              League of Arab States.

1995-1999:          Secretary (Ambassador) of the People’s Bureau in France.

3/1999-2/2000:     Deputy Secretary for African Affaires.

2/2000-6/2003:     Secretary of the General People’s Committee for African Unity


13/9/2003-Present: Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Libyan

                                 Arab  Jamahiriya to the United Nations, New York.


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