sorry for the long reply, but Danneskjöld asked for proof. This should be a good summary
Orly? Link please for one charge being brought against him, anywhere?
Or did you just hear some random comment or read some non-legal journalist hack's opinion about someone saying something about John Yoo and you think you know more than you do?
Article by Phillip Sands, Professor of International Law at University of London http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/feat ... rentPage=2
On page 2: "The Yoo-Bybee Memo was not simply some theoretical document, an academic exercise in blue-sky hypothesizing, but rather played a crucial role in giving those at the top the confidence to put pressure on those at the bottom. And the practices employed at Guantánamo led to abuses at Abu Ghraib."
p 3: "Addington, Bybee, Gonzales, Haynes, and Yoo became, in effect, a torture team of lawyers, freeing the administration from the constraints of all international rules prohibiting abuse."
p 8: " For some of those involved in the Guantánamo decisions, prudence may well dictate a more cautious approach to international travel. And for some the future may hold a tap on the shoulder.
“It’s a matter of time,” the judge observed. “These things take time.” As I gathered my papers, he looked up and said, “And then something unexpected happens, when one of these lawyers travels to the wrong place." "
But if a Professor of international law is not authoritative enough for you, how about a post by Scott Horton, a prominent NYC lawyer in reference to international precedent established by the Nuermberg trial in Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Horton_%28lawyer%29
): "Confronted with such claims, a truly independent prosecutor would have to consider the possibility that the authors of these memoranda counseled the use of lethal and unlawful techniques, and therefore face criminal culpability themselves. That, after all, is the teaching of United States v. Altstötter, the Nuremberg case brought against German Justice Department lawyers whose memoranda crafted the basis for implementation of the infamous “Night and Fog Decree.” "
(Taken from http://balkin.blogspot.com/2005/11/retu ... hmitt.html
, website created by in 2003 by Jack Balkin, a professor of U.S. constitutional law at Yale Law School)
here's a nice summary of Baltazar Garzón's case (Garzon is widely acclaimed for successfully bringing Pinochet to trial in front of the British House of Lords after issuing an international warrant for the arrest of the former president Augusto Pinochet.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bush_SixOn 29 April 2009, Garzon opened an investigation into an alleged "systematic programme" of torture at Guantánamo Bay, following accusations by four former prisoners. [i]
"According to historian Andy Worthington, writing in the Huffington Post, Spanish newspaper Público reported in September 2009 that Garzón was proceeding to the next phase of his investigation."
Again, I'm not a lawyer (yet) and can't argue for anything myself, but if a professor of law and a prominent international judge are not authoritative enough for you, then who is? Oh well, maybe John Yoo