Monday, November 21, 2005

The Times
November 21, 2005
Sixty years on from Nuremberg, US balks at international court
From Roger Boyes in Berlin
CONTROVERSY over the United States’s role in bringing dictators to book has dogged the 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking Nuremberg trial of Nazi leaders.
The US was the main force behind the war crimes trial that put 21 top Nazis before the International Military Tribunal. It now finds itself under heavy criticism for not supporting the International Criminal Court. “The system of international criminal justice that was put in place with the clout of the United States is now coming back to haunt it,” said Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at University College London.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up in 2002 to try genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. A hundred countries have ratified it, but not the US...


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