Thursday, October 8, 2009

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

African judicial authorities are also questioning the practices of American and British justice departments in prosecuting alleged terrorists, and ..the mostly hands-off approach to the ICC taken by the US (110 nations are members of the ICC -- the US, China, and Russia are not) -- saying this had undercut their moral authority as legal torchbearers.

-- Robert Marquand, Christian Science Monitor reporter, covering "Peace vs. Justice," a session on Africa, the International Criminal Court, and the rest of the world, at the International Bar Association's annual conference, under way in Madrid, Spain. (hat tip to Peg Durkin)
A related take on claims of "selective enforcement" of international criminal law may be found in this recent commentary, published at Huffington Post by our colleague Jamil Dakwar, on the Goldstone Report.

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