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International Court to have Jurisdiction over US Soldiers

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posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 12:51 PM
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The United States has abandoned its effort to seek a U.N. exemption for U.S. soldiers from prosecution overseas and withdrawn a Security Council resolution because it lacked support. Only Britain had said it would vote in favour, while France, Germany and Spain made clear they would abstain.

The current exemption will run out June 30, the date on which the U.S.-led occupation in Iraq is to hand over sovereignty to an interim government.

The international court based in The Hague, Netherlands, will most likely not hear a case against a US soldier.

www.reuters.co.uk...




posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 01:04 PM
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New information regarding possible US veto, due to potential liability to US Soldiers, of further UN Peacekeeping initiatives.

news.bbc.co.uk...



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