March 11, 2005

Bush Walks Away From Another International Convention

"The US has withdrawn from part of an international agreement being used to fight for foreigners on death row.

The Vienna Convention gave the International Court of Justice the right to intervene in the cases of foreigners held in US jails.

But the US state department says it is not appropriate that an international court should reverse the decisions of a country's criminal justice system.
I guess that means we will hear no more criticism of "criminal justice" in places like Cuba, Russia, China, North Korea, etc, etc...?

The US was one of the original architects of the Vienna Convention but now wants to execute Mexican prisoners on death row who are invoking it in their defence..

1 comment:

Winter Patriot said...

miserable? yes!
surprising? no!!


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