Unhappy UN judge

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Unhappy UN judge

Post by Witness » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:25 am

UN court judge quits The Hague citing political interference

Christoph Flügge warns over ‘shocking’ moves by Trump administration and Turkey

A senior judge has resigned from one of the UN’s international courts in The Hague citing “shocking” political interference from the White House and Turkey.

Christoph Flügge, a German judge, claimed the US had threatened judges after moves were made to examine the conduct of US soldiers in Afghanistan.

Turkey’s government had earlier made “baseless” allegations to end the tenure of a Turkish judge sitting on a United Nations court known as the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals with the connivance of the UN, he claimed.

Aydın Sefa Akay was removed following his arrest and subsequent release over alleged links to Fethullah Gülen, the US-based cleric blamed by the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, for a failed coup attempt.
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Flügge, who had been a permanent judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) since 2008, told the German newspaper Die Zeit that he had concluded in the wake of the developments that the “diplomatic world” saw no value in an independent judiciary.
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[Flügge said] “The American security adviser held his speech at a time when The Hague was planning preliminary investigations into American soldiers who had been accused of torturing people in Afghanistan. The American threats against international judges clearly show the new political climate. It is shocking. I had never heard such a threat.”

Flügge said the judges on the court had been “stunned” that “the US would roll out such heavy artillery”.

“It is consistent with the new American line: ‘We are No 1 and we stand above the law,’” he said.
https://www.theguardian.com/law/2019/ja ... ion-turkey

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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:30 am

It's nice to know that there was once a UN judge naive enough to suppose that "international law" really exists.
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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by corplinx » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:39 am

USA USA USA USA

what did we blow up again this time?

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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:11 am

I see nothing in the US Constitution subjecting US servicemen to a foreign kangaroo court.
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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:17 am

WildCat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:11 am
I see nothing in the US Constitution subjecting US servicemen to a foreign kangaroo court.
To put a finer point on it, the constitution implicitly prohibits it.
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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by Giz » Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Maintaining the Pax Americana necessitates resisting foreign meddling (unless we want any deployment to result in a wave of mendacious accusations of war crimes).

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Re: Unhappy UN judge

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:05 pm

Sometimes it has bee the US government doing the mendacious accusations of war crimes, as in the 1990s.

In fact the whole model was flawed from day one.

The Nazi leaders simply should have been executed in 1945 without the precedent of a show trial.
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