Thursday, May 20, 2004


The Bush administration wants the U.N. Security Council to renew a controversial resolution exempting American peacekeepers from prosecution by the new International Criminal Court.

Two years ago the same resolution was adopted unanimously after the United States threatened to veto U.N. peacekeeping missions, one by one....

... the measure will probably reach the minimum nine votes needed for adoption in the 15-nation council, diplomats said.

The draft resolution, introduced by the United States on Wednesday, would place U.S. troops and officials serving in U.N.-approved missions beyond the reach of the court.

Specifically, it would exempt "current or former officials" from prosecution or investigation if the individual comes from a country that did not ratify a 1998 Rome treaty that established the tribunal....


(Thanks to INTL-News for the link.)

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