The US must accept the International Court of Justice

Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 02:30 am
The US must accept the International Court of Justice in The Hague!!!

To accept the International Court of Justice in The Hague ( http://www.icj-cij.org ) is the only way to prevent future US-administrations from committing war crimes all over the world to spread violently their false "western democratic values".


Be aware of these government criminals after they were forced to stop their worldwide atrocities. Maybe the US detention camps were built for these guys...

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel, Switzerland ( http://www.bis.org ) the central bank of central banks must immediately STOP to support the current War Criminals and future Administrations in the White House with credits for their sick aims of war on terror... while destroying their local economy... lets make it crystal clear so that the BIS Bankers will understand: [email protected]

Best wishes from Switzerland

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old europe
Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 06:30 am
It would be an interesting topic. Yet, somehow, I've got this feeling that SeC isn't really interested in discussion....
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 07:56 am
old europe wrote:
It would be an interesting topic. Yet, somehow, I've got this feeling that SeC isn't really interested in discussion....

Solve uses A2K in the same fashion as a graffitist uses a blank wall, and to much the same effect.
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Solve et Coagula
Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 11:08 am
First of all i have to appologize for my fault:

Its not about the International Court of Justice The Hague, its all about the International Criminal Court The Hague... This is the website: http://www.icc-cpi.int/home.html&l=en

I am happy to discuss this issue with you guys... what you think?

Best wishes from Switzerland

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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 11:31 am
The US only recognizes organizations when it is politically expedient for them to do so. It is doubtful that the current administration would allow themselves to be put on trial for crimes against humanity (or any other crime for that matter). A crime which, in my opinion, the US is guily of.
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Solve et Coagula
Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 12:19 pm
U.S.: 'Hague Invasion Act' Becomes Law
U.S.: 'Hague Invasion Act' Becomes Law

White House "Stops at Nothing" in Campaign Against War Crimes Court

(New York, August 3, 2002) A new law supposedly protecting U.S. servicemembers from the International Criminal Court shows that the Bush administration will stop at nothing in its campaign against the court, Human Rights Watch warned today.
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U.S. President George Bush today signed into law the American Servicemembers Protection Act of 2002, which is intended to intimidate countries that ratify the treaty for the International Criminal Court (ICC). The new law authorizes the use of military force to liberate any American or citizen of a U.S.-allied country being held by the court, which is located in The Hague. This provision, dubbed the "Hague invasion clause," has caused a strong reaction from U.S. allies around the world, particularly in the Netherlands.

In addition, the law provides for the withdrawal of U.S. military assistance from countries ratifying the ICC treaty, and restricts U.S. participation in United Nations peacekeeping unless the United States obtains immunity from prosecution. At the same time, these provisions can be waived by the president on "national interest" grounds.

"The states that have ratified this treaty are trying to strengthen the rule of law," said Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program at Human Rights Watch. "The Bush administration is trying to punish them for that."

Dicker pointed out that many of the ICC's biggest supporters are fragile democracies and countries emerging from human rights crises, such as Sierra Leone, Argentina and Fiji.

The law is part of a multi-pronged U.S. effort against the International Criminal Court. On May 6, in an unprecedented move, the Bush administration announced it was "renouncing" U.S. signature on the treaty. In June, the administration vetoed continuation of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Bosnia in an effort to obtain permanent immunity for U.N. peacekeepers. In July, U.S. officials launched a campaign around the world to obtain bilateral agreements that would grant immunity for Americans from the court's authority. Yesterday, Washington announced that it obtained such an agreement from Romania.

However, another provision of the bill allows the United States to assist international efforts to bring to justice those accused of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity - including efforts by the ICC.

"The administration never misses an opportunity to gratuitously antagonize its allies on the ICC," said Dicker. "But it's also true that the new law has more loopholes than a block of Swiss cheese."

Dicker said the law gives the administration discretion to override ASPA's noxious effects on a case-by-case basis. Washington may try to use this to strong-arm additional concessions from the states that support the court, but Dicker urged states supporting the ICC "not to fall into the U.S. trap: the law does not require any punitive measures."

Human Rights Watch believes the International Criminal Court has the potential to be the most important human rights institution created in 50 years, and urged regional groups of states, such as the European Union, to condemn the new law and resist Washington's attempts to obtain bilateral exemption arrangements.

The law formed part of the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States.

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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 12:53 pm
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Solve et Coagula
Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2006 01:33 pm
The American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA)
The American Servicemembers' Protection Act (ASPA) is a United States federal law introduced by United States Senator Jesse Helms as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act and passed in August 2002 by the Congress. The stated purpose of the amendment was "to protect United States military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international criminal court to which the United States is not party".

The amendment is intended to weaken the position of the International Criminal Court in The Hague as it allows the U.S. government to save U.S. citizens from extradition to the ICC, and also authorizes "any necessary action", as Helms put it, "to free U.S. soldiers improperly handed over to that Court". This led opponents of the act to dub it The Hague Invasion Act.[1][2]

Furthermore, it contained prohibitions on the U.S. providing military aid to countries which had ratified the treaty establishing the court; however, there were a number of exceptions to this, including NATO members, major non-NATO ally, and countries which entered into an agreement with the United States not to hand over U.S. nationals to the Court. ASPA also excluded any military aid that the U.S. President certified to be in the U.S. national interest.

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Reply Fri 19 Jan, 2024 02:28 pm

Indonesia, Slovenia back further ICJ proceedings against Israel
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The New Arab Staff
17 January, 2024

Indonesia and Slovenia will join proceedings that seek an advisory opinion from the ICJ on Israel's control of and policies on Palestine.

Indonesia and Slovenia have shown their support for another case against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning violations of the rights of Palestinians.

Both countries say that they will be joining proceedings that seek an advisory opinion on Israel's control of, and policies, on the occupied Palestinian territory.

The UN General Assembly voted in December 2022 to request that the ICJ issue an advisory opinion on whether Israeli policies against Palestinians violated international law.

The request was made almost a year before the beginning of Israel's ongoing war on Gaza, in which more than 24,000 people have been killed in the Palestinian territory.

Slovenia said it would take part in the hearing due to take place in February.

Ljubljana said that Israel's war on Gaza and increased Israeli violence in the occupied West Bank were the reasons for its decision to take part in the action.

"This is a very broad spectrum of alleged violations that have been committed in the region for decades and whose horrific consequences are still visible today," Slovenian foreign minister Tanja Fajon said at a press conference.

"In the light of recent events in Gaza and the West Bank, Slovenia, as one of the few EU countries, has decided to actively participate and present its views in these proceedings before the International Court of Justice, which has been asked to give an advisory opinion."

In a separate case at the ICJ, public hearings were held last week for South Africa's case that accused Israel of committing genocide in Gaza.

South Africa's case against Israel was backed by several countries.

A decision on whether to back the demands of South Africa, which includes an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, is due to be made by the court in the next few weeks.

The separate ICJ hearing in which Slovenia and Indonesia will participate will begin on 19 February.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will deliver a statement for the February proceedings.

Marsudi is gathering input from international law experts to prepare for this statement, her ministry said.

"The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination must be respected. Israel's occupation of Palestine, which has lasted for more than 70 years, will not erase the right of the Palestinian people to independence," Marsudi was quoted as saying by the Indonesian foreign ministry.

Indonesia said it supported South Africa's case against Israel, though it is not a signatory of the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Slovenia has been calling since October for a ceasefire in Gaza.

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Reply Fri 19 Jan, 2024 02:39 pm

Mexico, Chile refer Israel-Hamas conflict to ICC over potential crimes
By Kylie Madry
January 19, 20243:28 AM ESTUpdated 12 hours ago

Article at the link.
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