#18 BDS: well better news for Israel I suppose... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • passerby
    • 21.10.09 | 18:11 (IST)

    "The plan is for the Report to go from the UNHRC to the General Assembly, where a full, public discussion can be held, avoiding the US veto. The GA can then send it to the ICC at The Hague..." Uhmm, well no actually it can't. Perhaps instead of bloviating about what you would LIKE to be the law, you might actually want to look at the jurisdiction of the Court under the Rome Statute (hint: Art. 12 &13). The UNGA has NO such authority; the power lies with the Security Council to make such a reference -- and do I also have to tell you about how the veto works? I'm no huge fan of Israel, but they must love having people like you as their intellectual foils. But do keep us posted with any other hot tips on what "the plan" is...

    from the article: 'U.S. to stand by Israel in the fight against Goldstone report'
    First published 12:39 21.10.09 | Last updated 19:49 21.10.09
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