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  • Hague tribunal should be phased out: Russia

    07/10/2008 6:04:36 AM PDT · by Abathar · 8 replies · 80+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 07/10/08 | Guy Faulconbridg
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday the United Nations war crimes tribunal in the Hague was biased and its activities should be phased out as soon as possible. ADVERTISEMENT Russia's Foreign Ministry said the case of Bosnian Muslim wartime commander Naser Oric, whose conviction was overturned by the court, showed the tribunal lacked impartiality. "The tribunal's decision simply confirms the necessity for the immediate realization of the already approved strategy to phase out its activities," the foreign ministry said in a statement. Oric's conviction of failing to stop the murder of Serbs near the enclave of Srebrenica early in...
  • Mexico asks World Court to halt U.S. executions

    06/19/2008 10:31:46 AM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 61+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 6/19/8 | Emma Thomasson
    THE HAGUE - Mexico asked the World Court on Thursday to take urgent steps to stop imminent U.S. executions of five Mexicans on death row who were denied their rights to consular assistance. One of the five, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas, which is poised to set execution dates for the others. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled in 2004 that the United States had violated international law by failing to inform 51 Mexicans now on death row of their right to consular assistance and said the cases should be...
  • Mexico Demands World Court Intercede in American Judicial System

    06/07/2008 12:48:21 PM PDT · by mondoreb · 21 replies · 168+ views
    DBKP ^ | June 7, 2008 | LBG
    Mexico, who allows hundred of thousands of its citizens ("immigrants") to illegally cross over into the United States each year, has shown its "compassionate" side. The Mexican government has appealed to the World Court to "take urgent measures" to get the U.S. to stay all executions of Mexicans on Death Row in American jails. Amazingly, President Bush had already agreed with the World Court back in 2004. The court, which resides at the Hague in the Netherlands, ruled that the trials of some 50 Mexicans on Death Row were in violation of the 1963 Vienna Convention. It was then that...
  • Mexico asks World Court to stay executions in US

    06/05/2008 1:05:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 86+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/5/8 | ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Mexico appealed to the U.N.'s highest court Thursday to block the executions of Mexicans in the United States, arguing U.S. officials have failed to comply with a judgment ordering a review of their trials. The International Court of Justice said Mexico asked the court for an "interpretation" of an earlier ruling to clarify its meaning when it asked the U.S. to "review and reconsider" the cases of the condemned prisoners. Until that can be done, Mexico said the United States "must take any and all steps necessary" to ensure that none of its citizens is executed,...
  • Medellin (and Bush) v. Texas

    10/15/2007 11:27:27 AM PDT · by Delacon · 28 replies · 43+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/15/2007 ET | Andrew C. McCarthy
    So see if you can follow this. George W. Bush, the imperial president of left-wing lampoon, orders his National Security Agency to intercept enemy communications without judicial warrants -- something the courts have repeatedly ruled presidents have inherent authority to do -- and the left decries the purportedly criminal sundering of our Constitution. Yet, the same George W. Bush issues a diktat declaring unto himself the power to rewrite state law and command state judges -- authority no president has ever had in our federalist system of divided powers -- and the left falls silent, and least when its shock...
  • Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's Fate

    10/07/2007 3:48:59 AM PDT · by ShadowDancer · 94 replies · 3,075+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | October 7, 2007 | AP
    Death Penalty Case Puts Bush and Texas at Odds Over Mexican's FateSunday, October 07, 2007 WASHINGTON — President Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the state's execution of a Mexican national for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. The case of Jose Ernesto Medellin has become a confusing test of presidential power that the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • Lebanon: We will sue Israel in Hague

    08/01/2006 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Alouette · 87 replies · 2,485+ views
    YNet ^ | Aug. 1, 2006 | Roee Nahmias
    Lebanese minister of justice states that Israel's attacks constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and wonders how pictures of Qana did not bring about ceasefire. Red Cross publishes that 28 corpses evacuated from Qana, contrary to Lebanese reports that 57 people were killed Lebanon is planning to file a lawsuit against Israel in the International Criminal Court. Tuesday, Lebanese Minister of Justice Charles Rizk made a written petition to the Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, asking him to bring up the issue in the next meeting of the Lebanese cabinet, so that the prime minister will be able to collect...
  • The War for the World

    06/30/2006 11:46:10 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 8 replies · 870+ views ^ | 06-30-2006 | Randy A. Sprinkle
    The War for the WorldThroughout history there have been many wars in diverse places and as knowledge increased the inventions of man made them deadlier, so deadly that in this modern age of advanced technologies war has become unthinkable - almost. The last century also brought many wars and conflicts including World War I. Referred to as “The Great War” it was to be “the war to end all wars” or as the French would say; “la der des der“(the last of the last). But time has a way of resetting itself and history of replaying itself. It would be...
  • Why insist on Mladic's arrest?

    05/12/2006 6:17:13 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 57 replies · 693+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Friday May 12, 2006 | Timothy William Walters
    I don't think Europe should insist on arresting Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general accused of war crimes. That's hardly the side of the debate one wants to be assigned, because Mladic - described as the engineer of ethnic cleansing at Srebrenica and Sarajevo in the 1990s - should be arrested and handed over to the United Nations' war crimes tribunal. But why might it not be a good idea for Europe to insist on it? There are good arguments for linking Serbia's entry into the European Union to Mladic's arrest, but the union isn't making them. Instead....
  • Free Republic Exclusive: Dan Rather, Mike Wallace, and the Third Serb

    03/12/2006 8:51:15 PM PST · by Southack · 21 replies · 1,107+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/12/2006 | self
    The Three Serbs After Europe criticized the U.S. for its treatment of war prisoners at Gitmo (where no terrorist ever died), 2 Serb war-crimes prisoners died in European jails in the same week (one was denied medical care). The first to die was Milan Babic. The second to die after his request for medical care was denied was Slobodan Milosevic. Most of the world will yawn or cheer these developments, of course. But there is a 3rd Serb who is currently being railroaded by the same EU officials, along with some left-wing American help. Years ago, CBS's Dan Rather sent...
  • World Court asked to decide if a country can be guilty of genocide

    02/26/2006 6:26:40 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 27 replies · 773+ views
    Associated Press | February 26, 2006
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Generals and politicians have been convicted of genocide, but the UN's highest court will consider Monday whether a country - in this case Serbia - can be guilty of humanity's worst crime. The stakes potentially include billions of dollars and history's judgment. Thirteen years after Bosnia filed the case with the International Court of Justice, its lawyers will lay out their lawsuit against Serbia and Montenegro - the successor state for the defunct Yugoslavia - charging it with a premeditated attempt to destroy Bosnia's Muslim population, in whole or part. "Not since the end...
  • War on Terror Smokescreen Created By The Ultimate Terrorist, US: Observer (Barf Alert Level Red)

    07/15/2002 4:54:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 1,235+ views
    Islam Online ^ | July 15 2002
    Disclaimer: Reading this following article can be dangerous to your health. People with a heart condition should not attempt to read it. Also do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery. Do NOT open windows, but rather us a bucket to vomit. Opening the window may result in jumping out of it after reading several passages. LONDON, July 15 (IslamOnline & News Agencies) - Following the attack by U.S. author Gore Vidal on U.S. President George W. Bush’s so-called war on terror, John Pilger launched yet another attack in his book ‘The New Rulers of the World.’ “The rulers...
  • The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals (Congressional Record, 1963)

    01/20/2006 6:03:31 AM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 56 replies · 14,452+ views
    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963   Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an...
  • US defends use of white phosphorus

    11/16/2005 2:29:39 PM PST · by thegreatbeast · 28 replies · 949+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 11/16/2005 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Wednesday acknowledged using incendiary white-phosphorus munitions in a 2004 offensive against insurgents in the Iraqi city of Falluja and defended their use as legal, amid concerns by arms control advocates. ADVERTISEMENT Army Lt. Col. Barry Venable, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. military had not used the highly flammable weapons against civilians, contrary to an Italian state television report this month that stated the munitions were used against men, women and children in Falluja who were burned to the bone.
  • Hariri's son wants killers to face international court

    10/22/2005 11:10:34 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 6 replies · 226+ views
    Reuters via ^ | October 22, 2005 | By Nadim Ladki
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The son of slain former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri's Rafik al-Hariri called on Saturday for an international court to punish his killers as pressure mounted on Syria after a damning U.N. probe into the murder. The United States is working to arrange a quick high-level U.N. Security Council meeting to consider a response to the investigation that implicated senior Syrian officials in the February 14 assassination.

    10/01/2005 10:27:53 AM PDT · by Al Simmons · 2 replies · 351+ views
    Institute for War and Peace Reporting ^ | 10/1/2005 | Janet Anderson
    Contempt Charges Baffle Croatian Media Case of journalists indicted for contempt provokes debate about confidentiality. By Janet Anderson in The Hague (TU No 423, 30-Sep-05) A case involving a number of Croatian journalists charged by the tribunal with contempt of court is baffling the media in Croatia and has thrown up questions about the publication of confidential information. The charges against three journalists and the publisher of a newspaper in Croatia concern the identity of a protected witness who testified in the case of Tihomir Blaskic – a senior Croatian general – at The Hague seven years ago. While the...
  • US Supreme Court May Not Decide Case of Death-Row Mexican

    05/24/2005 7:56:48 AM PDT · by SeenTheLights Mom · 3 replies · 273+ views
    Banderas News ^ | May 24th | James Vicini - Reuters
    US Supreme Court May Not Decide Case of Death-Row Mexican - James Vicini - Reuters In a decision on March 31, 2004, the World Court in The Hague said the United States should review the cases of the 51 Mexican death-row inmates, because U.S. officials failed to tell them of their right under the Vienna Convention to promptly consult consular officers after their arrests. Jose Medellin, (above) who is on death row in Texas, was denied the right to meet a consular officer from Mexico after his arrest for murder. US Supreme Court justices questioned the need to decide the...
  • Milosevic witness says not guilty of contempt (how the UN World Court works)

    05/08/2005 11:40:40 PM PDT · by Destro · 6 replies · 389+ views ^ | 06 May 2005 08:32:40 GMT | Reuters
    Milosevic witness says not guilty of contempt 06 May 2005 08:32:40 GMT Source: Reuters AMSTERDAM, May 6 (Reuters) - A defence witness for Slobodan Milosevic pleaded not guilty on Friday to a charge of contempt of court after he refused to testify when the former Yugoslav president was ill last month. Kosta Bulatovic, a Kosovo Serb leader, refused last month to be cross-examined by prosecutors without Milosevic in court, prompting the three-judge panel to charge him with contempt. Bulatovic pleaded not guilty on Friday in a webcast of the hearing. The contempt charge carries a maximum sentence of seven years...
  • Free-trade pact a threat to U.S. sovereignty?

    04/28/2005 5:47:45 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 5 replies · 359+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 28, 2005 | Ron Strom
    Thursday, April 28, 2005 THE NEW WORLD DISORDER Free-trade pact a threat to U.S. sovereignty? Activists hammers idea to expand NAFTA throughout Americas Posted: April 28, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Ron Strom © 2005 Opposition is fierce, at least online, to the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with detractors saying such an agreement between Western Hemisphere nations would mean an end to U.S. sovereignty. First proposed in 1994, the pact would enlarge NAFTA, the North America Free Trade Agreement, to include all of the nations of the Americas except Cuba. FTAA supporters say the...
  • Hollywood Promotes International Criminal Court - (more leftist propaganda from moviemakers)

    04/25/2005 1:52:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 612+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | APRIL 25, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Hollywood has come to the rescue of the United Nations. The new film, "The Interpreter," is political propaganda designed to boost the image of the United Nations and make the U.S. look bad for opposing the International Criminal Court. Most reviews have focused on the part of the plot involving an evil African leader, President Zawani, who is accused of genocide and travels to the U.N. in New York for a speech and is the target of an assassination plot. But the political dimension of the plot involves the opposition by the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. to his trial...