#134, johnny - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 04.05.07 | 18:29 (IDT)

    The particular law that the American lawyers tried to use was one originally passed for cases of piracy. It was defeated by the little known notion of sovereign immunity. I am sure the lawyers knew this to be the case before they even filed. I do not believe in universal jurisdiction in the case of war crimes. I much prefer ad hoc tribunals which are, hopefylly, less politicised. The tribunals for the former Yugoslavia are a case in point.

    from the article: U.S. District Court in Manhattan clears Dichter in war crimes suit
    First published 00:00 03.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.05.07
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