US drops Immunity Request from ICC

US drops war crime immunity claim -

Several council members said the abuse of detainees in Iraq and the opposition of the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, to renewing the exemption for a third year were factors in their refusal to back the compromise.
Either the US will now have to posture on taking part in UN operations, or it will become clear that the ICC is no threat whatsoever to the US and it's agents overseas - the ICC can in any event only step in when countries are unwilling or unable to administer justice internally.

Posted by Paul in International Criminal Court Politics at June 24, 2004 05:09 AM | 0 Comments