The International Criminal Court: A Failed Experiment.

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    Ambassador John Bolton was prescient in his 1998 warning, when the formation of body was first being debated in Rome, that it would be ineffective, unaccountable and overly political.
    • The reconciliation commissions of South Africa and Morocco aimed to rehabilitate victims, and pay compensation for state outrages against them. That method would be a better model for Africa than a court funded and run from Europe.

    • The International Criminal Court is a noble ideal but a flawed institution. Far better to encourage nations to develop courts that are accountable to the victims and free from charges of selective enforcement or foreign intervention.
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    ++ Opposing the court is not a new position for the U.S. or Ambassador Bolton. The Bush Administration refused to sign the court's implementing treaty in 2003, contending that it would lead to trials of U.S. soldiers and spies by a politically turbo-charged body located in Europe. At the time, many European leaders opposed President Bush's war in Iraq and questioned its actions in the war on terror, including rendition and holding prisoners indefinitely at Guantanamo Bay. Ambassador Bolton was even more prescient. He warned, in 1998, when the formation of body was first being debated in Rome, that it would be ineffective, unaccountable and overly political.

    Now, U.S. soldiers may face charges for activities in Afghanistan. While the U.S. is not a signatory of the treaty, Afghanistan is, and the court claims jurisdiction over any actions taken there. If the ICC begins prosecuting American "war crimes" abroad, commanders will temper their battle plans, soldiers will become gun-shy and civilians will refuse to serve. America's sovereign right to defend itself will be weakened. Israel is also expected to be another target, as the Palestinian Authority has agreed to the court's jurisdiction and has already requested a probe.++
     
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    And who would arrest them???
     
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    Or maybe they'll stop committing the crimes.
















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    The World Court will not work any better than the UN. When any Country has to rely upon a Foreign Court has no court system for the people and it degrades the Nation to a low level. Also I do know this Nation would never give up its freedom to some outsider for justice. Put troops on our soil will cause many of those outsiders to die in a hail of bullets. This is why so many of us will not give up guns.
     
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    After reading that the author of the article had been sentenced to death by crucifixion from the Saudis, I would have a problem with seeing a lawyer or a judge from Saudi Arabia sitting on the podium amongst the rest of the international judiciary concocted from God knows where.
     

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