Sunday, October 2, 2011

UK rewrites war crimes law at Israel’s request

Electronic Intifada

Legal mechanisms developed after the end of the Second World War to more easily prosecute war criminals are now being taken off the books to preserve Israeli impunity from accountability.

In the aftermath of the Holocaust and other Nazi crimes an outraged international community demanded justice — a demand that resulted in the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the introduction of the new legal concept of universal jurisdiction. Justice, it seemed, would be impartial and hiding places for criminals scarce.

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1 comment:

  1. A government of  rabid zionists and craven cowards (I think I'm repeating myself).