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International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State

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The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State or ITCCS (allegedly est. on June 15, 2010)[1] is a blog run by Canadian Kevin D. Annett (1956–)[2] that pretends to be a tribunal established to enforce common law. Annett is also the founder and operator of a series of other crank one-man blogs and phony organisations, the most famous among these being the above mentioned juridical quagmire[Note 1] of nonsense and pseudolaw. Annett is a pseudohistorian, an enthusiastic supporter of the freeman on the land movement,[3] a "bankster" and chemtrail truther[4] and a defrocked[5] United Church of CanadaWikipedia minister, who thinks they're not nearly transphobic enough.[6] He regularly accuses the Vatican, the government of Canada and the United Church of Canada of being worse than Hitler.[6]

Annett has his own page on[7] and has received support from other freeman[8] and militia movement[9] cranks, as well as David Icke-esque new age cranks.[10] That being said, other conspiracy theorists aren't so enamored of him.[11][12]

Annett has also fraudulently claimed to be a Nobel peace prize nominee,[9] a laughable claim which is completely out of the question.[13] Even so, being nominated doesn't mean squat. Oblivious to all this, some crackpots connected to the militia movement took the time to congratulate Annett on this non-existent Nobel peace prize nomination.[9]

Pseudolaw galore[edit]

International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State[edit]

Our Mandate: (1) To lawfully prosecute those people and institutions responsible for the exploitation, trafficking, torture and murder of children, past and present, and (2) To stop these and other criminal actions by church and state, including by disestablishing those same institutions.
—Kevin Annett playing one-man Russian roulette with "international litigation" loaded in the chamber[14]

With the ITCCS, Annett attempts to mimic genuine international organisations, and is actually good enough at this to have fooled a few normal people (and a lot of raving conspiracy-prone nutters) into thinking there's anything at all to this. He produces very nicely-formatted, official-looking documents and everything.[15] The website did look fairly professional at one time, although it has since decayed heavily. If nothing else, it nicely illustrates how the Timecube Law and Haig's Law can go hand in hand. Most genuine international legal bodies are not "Proudly powered by WordPress".

The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State or ITCCS came to some notice in the social media sphere in February 2013, when Annett issued a claim that Pope Benedict XVI resigned for fear of arrest on an ITCCS warrant[16] and the hard of thinking forwarded it around as if this actually made sense. This stunt made his phony organization notable enough to be debunked on Snopes.[17]

In March of the same year, Annett boldly took new steps and "convicted" two consecutive Popes of genocide and child trafficking, issuing "international arrest warrants" for them.[18]

The ITCCS website also sports a prominent link to a so-called "Common Law Community Training Manual", which is basically a Sovereign citizen FAQ.[19] They also have a collection of "Common Law Court Documents", in case you were looking for a pseudolaw starter kit.[20]

Via the ITCCS, Annett has also issued a proclamation dissolving Canada,[21] which he has replaced with the Republic of Kanata. He also dissolved Great Britain, though that one was only on Twitter.[22] This is particularly impressive, as Great Britain is not a country but an island. One wonders how much water was required to dissolve such a large island. Annett claimed to be replacing Great Britain with the "Republic of England", apparently being unaware of the existence of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

International Common Law Court of Justice[edit]

At the heart of the "organization" is something Annett calls the International Common Law Court of Justice or ICLCJ, which is rather similar to those "common law courts" sometimes set up by freemen on the land, right down to the "citizen jurors".[23] The ICLCJ is supposedly "a lawful Citizens’ Tribunal of Conscience", whatever that means. This court, however, exists only in the mind of Annett.

Tribunal into Crimes against Humanity[edit]

Never running out of phony names for his non-existent organisations, the Tribunal into Crimes against Humanity or TCH. Annett has accused the Vatican and the British government of trying to block the clearly real and important actions of his Tribunal, stating:

Despite efforts by the British government and the Vatican to obstruct the Tribunals, including by deporting and harassing its leading members, survivors of church and state terror will gather in five countries to present evidence and come to a judgement concerning church-sponsored genocide, murder and the continued trafficking in children. We intend to share this evidence before the world, and bring indictments against the Roman Catholic and numerous Protestant churches, as well as the Crown of England, for mass murder and the continued trafficking and torture of children.[24]

In 2011, the powers that be apparently lost the ability to hold back the tidal wave force of the TCH, which was claimed by Annett to finally have convened in several world capitals globally (including Brussels, London and Ottawa), supposedly present in all these places at once to physically arrest the globalist heads of some vast conspiracy:

After more than a year of preparation, a network of community-based Tribunals into Crimes against Humanity will officially convene in Brussels, London, Ottawa and other cities on September 15, 2011, armed with the power to arrest and sentence guilty offenders – including the Pope himself.[25]

None of these arrests took place or were even attempted — Kevin probably didn't even leave his own basement on that very day. Still, in the same proclamations, he literally goes on to impersonate law enforcement, claiming to have "Common Law Peace Officers" at the standby to enforce his weird rants:

Equally important, the Tribunals will bring common law legal judgements against the guilty persons and institutions, including Pope Joseph Ratzinger, and will impose community sentences against them that will be fully enforced by Common Law Peace Officers.[25]

Unless a massive shoot-out between the common law peace officers and the proper authorities was also covered up internationally and all at once, it's probably safe to assume that nothing ever came of this either. If a global coverup took place, however, this event may be counted among the many freeman successes.

Accosting the native Canadian community[edit]

As one who has been commissioned by the Onkwehonwe (Mohawk) and Haudenosonee (Iroquois) nations to share this Great Law with my own people...
—Kevin Annett[26]

Annett claims (to this day) to have been personally chosen by the native Canadian community to (pseudo)legally represent them, previously also having made his money claiming to represent their interests.[26] Until they told him to damn well stop it.[27]

Before his press releases about arresting popes, Annett was known for making extensive claims of exposing ritual murder of native children in residential schools. He was active in native activist organisations in Canada[28] — which he had a habit of using to raise money for himself, claiming their support and endorsement until forced to desist.[29] Here's a real shocker: this is illegal in Canada.

Annett’s explanation for all this is to claim that all official representatives of native Canadians are corrupt and have agreed to keep the deaths of thousands of children secret.[30]

Despite the attempts to limit his abuse of real topics, he went on to make outright pseudohistorical claims:

"We have forensic proof now that countless children are buried in mass graves near former church schools, orphanages and sweatshops across Canada, America, England, Ireland and Australia" said ITCCS spokesman Kevin Annett today.[24]

Notice that the above, which he posted on, is in fact an interview with himself, in which he (as Kevin Annett, the person) asks himself the questions and answers them in third person (as Kevin Annett, the ITCCS spokesman).

Transphobia and homophobia[edit]

Solidarity with cross dressers is not exactly a slogan to win much credibility or kudos in any department. None of the trannies I’ve known have ever seemed that much in need of remembrance.
—Kevin Annett[31]

Annett has a major beef with Gary Paterson,Wikipedia the former Moderator of the United Church of Canada, for the simple reason that Paterson was openly gay and not a hateful asshole like Annett. The idea for the church to push forward with gay acceptance and to work against violence against transgender people was met with disgust by Annett, who wrote:

I learned long ago the pointlessness of arguing morality with a psychopath – one wonders why the collective absurdity calling itself the United Church is lending itself to such increasingly bizarre and membership-shrinking gestures as the latest stunt emanating from the twisted gray matter of Gary Paterson.


It’s one of those compensations of a moral universe that anyone who gets away with a crime eventually goes mad from doing so; and the bigger the atrocity, the crazier they become. Ask Idi Amin, Adolf Hitler, or Joe Stalin.

Or Gary Paterson.

Gary who?

Unless you’ve been avoiding the internet and television for the past few weeks, you can’t have missed Gary Paterson, the immoderate Moderator of the United (or was that Untied?) Church of Canada, who just announced that all good church members should honor transgender people in a special day of remembrance. Why? Because two such people were killed in Canada last year, ostensibly because of their sexual identity.[31]

In a fit of fake moral outrage, Annett sarcastically commented on the choice of not wishing death to transgender people when there used to be residential schools that could be discussed instead:

Instead, well, let’s all remember, I don’t know, how about cross dressers?[31]

Truly a beacon of the freemen.[Note 2]

Archive snapshots of now-dead webshites[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. As in "a situation from which extrication is very difficult", not as in giggity!
  2. Note that Annett also confuses crossdressing with being transgender.


  1. Horribly pixelated banner on the now dead ITCCS Official webpage
  2. A Love Letter to Greg Renouf from your Nefarious Enemy Kevin Annett. Archived from, 6 July 2012. Excerpt: "...unless my 56 year old brain has missed something..."
  3. Why, and How, We Must Arrest Prime Minister Steven Harper, the Pope, and other Malefactors: Learning from the Liverpuddlians. Archived from, 17 March 2011.
  4. Breaking and Thrilling News from ITCCS Central: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Jailed ITCCS member David Compan is released from London mental hospital following protests Also … Indicting the new Pope, the Banksters and Chemtrailers: New Common Law court actions are unveiled this week, along with new ICLCJ website and radio program. Archived from, 23 January 2014.
  5. Responses to claims made by Kevin Annett. Archived from
  6. 6.0 6.1 The United Church of Canada is Insane, and other Spiritual Reflections by Kevin D. Annett. Archived from, 19 November 2014.
  7. Rev. Kevin D. Annett, MA, MDiv.
  8. Next on We The Jury with Kevin Annett., 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Reverend Kevin Annett is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize., 5 May 2013.
  10. Breaking Interview With Kevin Annett and Alexandra Meadors December 7, 2014! The Wave is Growing! Time to Take Back Our Rights Folks!. Archived from, 7 December 2014.
  11. Some things to know about the ITCCS. Above Top Secret, 14 February 2013.
  12. Stop Kevin Annett: Being crazy is no excuse for bad behavior. Archived from, 7 July 2013.
  13. Nomination and selection of Nobel Peace Prize laureates,
  14. Welcome to ITCCS.ORG and The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State. Archived from, 22 November 2018.
  15. International Citizens' Arrest Warrant for Pope Francis I. Archived from, 7 July 2013.
  16. Pope Benedict resigned to avoid arrest, seizure of church wealth by Easter Roman Catholic Church is declared a Transnational Criminal Organization – International Arrest Warrant to be issued against Pope Francis /Jorge Bergoglio for Inciting Criminality and Treason. Archived from, 23 July 2013.
  17. Pope Benedict Resignation. Snopes, 20 March 2013.
  18. International Arrest Warrant issued against Pope Francis I, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, for Crimes against Humanity and Child Trafficking. Archived from, 15 March 2013.
  19. Common Law Community Training Manual. Archived from, 31 March 2014.
  20. Common Law Court Documents. Archived from, 1 May 2014.
  21. CANADA IS DISSOLVED. Archived from, 7 March 2013.
  22. GREAT BRITAIN IS DISSOLVED., 7 March 2013.
  23. What is the International Common Law Court of Justice? Archived from, 1 May 2014.
  24. 24.0 24.1 International Media and Community Advisory. Archived from, 3 August 2011.
  25. 25.0 25.1 International Media and Community Advisory from The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) and Kevin Annett. Archived from, 3 August 2011.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Can a “White Man” Speak about the Crimes of his own Culture? Archived from, 31 January 2012.
  27. MediaWatch:, Media Co-Op & Kevin Annett’s (Continuing) Abuse Of Indigenous Communities… Archived from, 17 October 2012.
  28. Evil Enough Already., 13 October 2011.
  29. Public Notice from Circle of Justice. Archived from, 28 September 1998.
  30. Kevin Annett, Unrepentant: Disrobing the Emperor. Google Books.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 The United Church of Canada is Insane, and other Spiritual Reflections by Kevin D. Annett. Archived from, 19 November 2014.