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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II Visits A Country Moving Towards Constitutional Crisis....

Press Release 2007/4 -- 5 February 2007 Visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the International Court of Justice

The Washington Post Opinions > Feedback The Queen Comes Ashore Saturday May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007 Washington Post Foreign Service After 10 Years, Blair Bowing Out Defends Role in War --By Kevin Sullivan

Al Jazeera What's your legacy Mr Blair? This episode of People & Power airs from 13 May 2007 "People & Power took to the streets of London to ask people what question they would like to put to Mr Blair."

B12 Solipsism Spreading confusion over the Internet pipes since 1994 Queen Elizabeth is no dummy Posted by swanksalot on May 11, 2007 Annie L.
"The great thing about this photo is if you love George Bush, you love this photo. And if you hate Bush, you hate the photo. I only had 45 minutes to take it, which was a LONG time."

May 9, 2007 Open Democracy Godfrey Hodgson Queen Elizabeth meets President George "The visit of the British queen to the United States highlights the merits of constitutional monarchy, says Godfrey Hodgson."

The Washington Post Letter To The Editor What the Queen Knows May 9, 2007
"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.

May 8, 2007 From The Times Alan Hamilton
Oops, he did it again . . . President rewrites American history
Mrs Bush "We did sort of have to convince him. All of our guests, I’m sure, are having to go rent white tie – obviously not the British delegation, but the Americans."
Have your all 100 comments...
"When did a English monarch last stand alongside a U.S President?. Was it during WW2?. Whenever it happened, one presumes it was a coded way of announcing forthcoming cataclysmic events in world history. Is something grave and serious brewing?" Piggy Kruger, Bridgwater, UK

Harper's Magazine 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:.......

The Washington Post Reuters By David Alexander
Tribes seek aid as Jamestown marks 400th year
"The last time the queen visited Jamestown, 50 years ago on the 350th anniversary, it was illegal in Virginia to register as an Indian, and violators faced up to a year in prison." Saturday, May 12, 2007
International Court of Justice
Peace Palace in The Hague
International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations.
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.

Inaugural session of the International Court of Justice on 18 April 1946

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.


The Wall Street Journal Mary Lu Carnevale reports on leftovers from Queen Elizabeth’s visit.
official gift to Queen Elizabeth was a bronze statuette of a cowgirl and her horse and National Archive documents, photo's and a DVD. May 10, 2007

The Washington Post Queen Concludes Visit With Toast, Joke --By DESMOND BUTLER The Associated Press Wednesday, May 9, 2007

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