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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Peace Palace in Den Haag ~ International Court of Justice

 


The Peace Palace in The Hague

International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

History "I walked the beach at the sea shore, strolled passed the shops and gazed upward at the majestic architecture against the cold gray sky. A wondrously warm memory from October 1981"

THE HAGUE, 5 February 2007 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland paid a private visit today to the seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

Her Majesty was welcomed to the Peace Palace in The Hague, by the President of the Court, Judge Rosalyn Higgins, and by the Registrar, Mr. Philippe Couvreur. In the Great Hall of Justice, the President presented the Members of the Court and their spouses; the Registrar presented senior staff members of the Registry.
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Guardian Unlimited May 13, 2007 The genocide loophole by Rosa Davis



26 February 2007 Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

"Finds that Serbia has violated the obligation to prevent genocide, under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in respect of the genocide that occurred in Srebrenica in July 1995"

Analysis: Serbia in the dock By Gabriel Partos BBC South-East Europe analyst

Monday, 27 February 2006 - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun two months of hearings in The Hague on a landmark case for genocide brought by Bosnia-Hercegovina against Serbia and Montenegro.

Bosnia was still raging with no end in sight. Sarajevo's intention in going to the United Nations court, which deals with disputes between states, was two-fold.

First, it is expected to argue that whatever the nature of the terrible crimes committed in Bosnia, they did not amount to genocide in the internationally-accepted definition of the term under the 1948 Geneva Convention.

The Convention defines genocide as "the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group."

BBC News EUROPE Milosevic Prosecution Milosevic hearing transcript Timeline: July 2001 to February 2003 Transcript of Slobodan Milosevic's first appearance at the UN War Crimes Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Ratko Mladic
Ratko Mladic was Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's army chief throughout the Bosnian war.


The Slaughter of the Women and Children
Serbian TV footage shows woman and children being separated from the men and put on buses.

As a show of "reassurance" then Bosnian Serb commander-in-chief General Ratko Mladic told the women everyone would be taken by bus out and safely reunited.

However when the cameras were turned off the women and children were slaughtered at the hands of the Serb army.

Saturday, May 12, 2007 Queen Elizabeth II Visits A Country Moving Towards Constitutional Crisis....
"The regret is that, unlike so many people who have so much less to tell, she will never write a book." RICHARD EVANS Midlothian, Va.

Constitutional Crisis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Harper's Magazine Satan Lives! (In Utah)
The leaders of the anti-immigrant movement of the time were called the Know-Nothings, and this is what Lincoln had to say about them:
I am not a Know-Nothing. That is certain. How could I be? . . . Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we begin by declaring that “all men are created equal.” We now practically read it “all men are created equal, except negroes.” When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read “all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.” When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty–to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
The Know-Nothings are making a strong comeback in Utah, where the party has taken the name “Republicans,” and Satan is emerging as their patron saint.


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