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Posted: 4/14/2002 6:47:00 AM EDT
Toward your one world gov. New Global Criminal Court Becomes Reality Thu Apr 11,10:17 AM ET By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The dream of creating a permanent court to try the world's most heinous crimes became a reality on Thursday, hailed by many as a landmark human rights achievement but rejected by the United States. At a solemn ceremony at U.N. headquarters, 10 countries brought the total number of nations to ratify a Rome treaty establishing the International Criminal Court to 66 -- six more than needed to bring the treaty into force on July 1. The 10 nations -- Bosnia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Congo, Ireland, Jordan, Mongolia, Niger, Romania and Slovakia -- deposited their papers all at the same time so the honor of being the 60th state does not go only to one country. "The required number of 60 ratifications for the entry into force of the Rome statute has been reached," said chief U.N. legal counsel Hans Corell to sustained applause. "A page in the history of humankind is being turned." The tribunal is expected to go into operation next year in The Hague (news - web sites), Netherlands, a belated effort to fulfill the promise of the Nuremberg trials 56 years ago, when Nazi leaders were prosecuted for new categories of war crimes against humanity. The new tribunal has jurisdiction only when countries are unwilling or unable to prosecute individuals for the world's most serious atrocities: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and other gross human-rights abuses. Cases can be referred by a country that has ratified the treaty, the U.N. Security Council or the tribunal's prosecutor after approval from three judges. But the court is not retroactive and cannot probe crimes committed before July 1. In a rebuff to its European allies, a major force behind the court, the Bush administration rejected the entire concept of a permanent international war crimes tribunal. And it is considering withdrawing former President Bill Clinton's signature from the Rome treaty, even though Clinton did not submit it to Congress for ratification, fearing U.S. soldiers abroad would be subjected to frivolous prosecutions
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 6:51:31 AM EDT
Get out your blue helmet targets fella's [:)]
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 7:19:59 AM EDT
The thing is, most people think it is a big joke or conspiracy theory when one presents info about the UN and their true agenda. I urge people to go to the United Nations Web Site and read the UN CHARTER If you don't read it and you support the UN, your blind ignorance is going to come back and haunt you one of these days. Franklin [url=http://www.survivalforum.com]SurvivalForum[/url]
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 8:41:51 AM EDT
This is why you to make sure thaat Bush and the Senate repudiate(sic) Clinton's signature on the treaty. Or US soldiers WILL be in court right behind the Israelis for "Crimes" against Al-Queera... Scott
Link Posted: 4/14/2002 1:59:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/14/2002 2:01:20 PM EDT by Imbroglio]
I think it is a good thing to have an ICC to place terrorists on trial. For one day the domestic terrorists that dare to stand up against the U.S. member state will be charged with crimes against the global community.
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