The most prominent Court in this category, the International Court of Justice, celebrated its 60th anniversary last month and the Office of the Legal Adviser and our Embassy participated in events in The Hague commemorating that important milestone. The United States has long supported the ICJ and has appeared before it in a significant number of cases. We have worked hard to maintain a seat for a judge from the United States, and were extremely pleased last November when Judge Thomas Buergenthal was reelected to the Court. One of my first trips abroad as Legal Adviser was to visit The Hague, and I very much enjoyed the opportunity to meet and exchange views with the members of the Court. source
That would be John B. Bellinger, Secretary Rice's Legal Advisor, speaking in May of last year.
Feel free to continue demonstrating your ignorance and confusion.
posted on 01/31/2007 4:44:26 PM PST
He also continued by saying---
"...This does not mean that we think the Court will be the best forum for resolving every dispute that may arise between states. In this regard, it is well known that the United States withdrew from the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court in 1985."
NO kidding...duh...as a bastard child of the UN, the US holds a standing seat.
But don't be selective in your copy and pasting. There exist many areas of conflict between the US and the this court....one of which is its disgusting and immoral biased stance on Bosnia.
posted on 01/31/2007 5:10:15 PM PST
( + En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great))
Clearly, you feel free to display the lengths of your Dhimmitude!
posted on 01/31/2007 6:05:41 PM PST
(Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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