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lackofgravitas's Avatar Jump to comment 39 by lackofgravitas

From what I've read, SteveHill is saying that the US will obstruct (in any way they can) any attempts by the CCR (a non-US Govt.funded organisation) in its attempt to prosecute said pontiff. It really is a point of international law. Unless you recognise the court (as a Govt.) you cannot allow your subjects/citizens to benefit from it (by prosecuting) or be judged by it (by being prosecuted by it).

I see that there seems to be confusion in previous comments. The CCR is in no way affiliated the ICC. Though they support them. This is, in no way a two-way street. The ICC which calls for the arrest of international war criminals isn't involved in this intended prosecution. Although it should be. Soon.

Hope that clears up any misunderstandings.

Unless I got it wrong of course :)

Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:12:13 UTC | #870584