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To: bluester
It's quite simple. I suspect that you, like myself, would rather be tried in our own 'soverign' courts that at the Hauge. It does a job, but it is politically motivated and influenced by outside forces. The Western governments turn the evidence tap on and off at will. If you know anything about the acquis communautaire that your state and others wishing to join the European Union is about, one of the most fundamental parts is 'independence of the judiciary'. Under these standards, the Hague and it's methods wouldn't stand a chance.

Impartial and fair justice has to be seen to be done (not just told), which is not the case with the Hauge - if it were, then the nationalist of all those communities would have a much lower level of support. The fact that the Hauge does nothing to counter this and mirrors the colonial administration approach that is taken by persons such as Wolfgang Petritsch which means that it will never be accepted as impartial (and that's without even mentioning who payed/s, supplies, researches the whole Hauge thing). If the major powers refuse to accept a World Court, then why should any of the parties believe the treatises that the Hauge is impartial? Looks like a question of who yields the biggest stick, no?

VRN

96 posted on 11/05/2001 8:00:42 AM PST by Voronin
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To: Voronin
I must say, it's very hard to disagree with you. Because in so many ways you are right. Personally, I have never made any illusions about the complete impartiality (and honesty)of such institutions, about the double standards, hypocrisy that is a common thing in international politics, even from a judicial point of view.

Had there been real justice, and intent to bring all sort of war criminals before a court, those of the last decade and those dating back to WW2, and post WW2, then you should have had both people like Arafat, Gadafi, Sharon, high UN officials that were in Bosnia, certain NATO people, some American politicians, some Slovenian (Mitja Ribicic, for post WW2 outerjudicial executions) and a bunch of people from all over the world with blood on their hands. All that is very true. And I am afraid that justice will never get all of them, even though they would deserve it.

97 posted on 11/05/2001 8:20:52 AM PST by bluester
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