Delayed coverage from Wellington NZ


Article 98

Yeah, it’s a great idea – I wonder if the UK govt will agree to a deal exempting me from prosecution….? Article 98 exempts:

“…US personnel from prosecution in the court, set up to try war crimes and acts of genocide.

The Bush administration objects to the court on the grounds it could launch politically motivated prosecutions of US civilian and military leaders. But other countries see it as a powerful tool for enforcing the rules of war.

Under the American Service Members Protection Act of 2002, many countries that recognise the International Criminal Court will not be eligible for US military assistance, unless the president issues a waiver on grounds of national security.”

I’m sure that the world has gone mad.

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