posted on Oct, 28 2007 @ 05:35 PM
reply to post by twitchy
If im not mistaken, we have never belonged to the world court and the reason given was to protect our sovereignty from outside interference.
According to the explanation given, they did not want US citizens to be prosecuted by a foreign nation for crimes committed in the US.
We arent the only ones that havent joined up though.
World Court @ Wiki
There was a case a couple of years ago where a European Nation, Belgium or something like that, had a warrant out for a certain member of Govt, saying
if he entered the country, he would be arrested..
I dont remember who or exactly when this was or the circumstances but im sure someone on here knows what I'm referring to though.
[edit on 10/28/2007 by Kr0n0s]