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Do you favor or oppose US participation in an International Criminal Court to hold individuals accountable for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity?

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LanaisSky96

Asked by LanaisSky96 at 3:12 AM on Mar. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes, especially crimes against the U.S.
    Kathy675

    Answer by Kathy675 at 3:22 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • certainly not! coz america is not innocent by it self!
    doctormom2011

    Answer by doctormom2011 at 3:39 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I favor our participation. We need a permanent worldwide court system set up to run continuously and not just courts formed to address specific acts of genocide and crimes against humanity
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 7:40 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Like Nurembuerg? Probably. But, an international 'criminal' court where other nations can drag our citizens into court, or our country, no. We are very good at policing our own citizens. We don't need to be held to some international court like we, as a country, could be treat as an individual.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:49 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Why in the hell would anyone want to give up the sovereignty of the United States to a world body that would have the power to dispose of our laws and holds no commitment to our constitution.? Anyone in favor of such a body is a traitor to the United States constitution
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:31 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Opposed
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:21 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Favour . The ICC has no power to dispose of national laws Carpy. And I am sure the US Constitution does not endorse genocide and crimes against humanity.
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • The US will never give it's citizens to a world court. I stand beside what I stated previously. If we do we are giving up or status as a sovereign nation.

    Maybe it is beyond your comprehension?

    http://www.schillerinstitute.org/strategic/treaty_of_westphalia.html This is just a start for you.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:32 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • Article 17


    Issues of admissibility


    1. Having regard to paragraph 10 of the Preamble and article 1, the Court shall determine that a case is inadmissible where: (a) The case is being investigated or prosecuted by a State which has jurisdiction over it, unless the State is unwilling or unable genuinely to carry out the investigation or prosecution;



    This article of the ICC acts not to ensure that domestic law is protected but rather that domestic law CONFORMS to the ICC

    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:36 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • If you read through the document, you would find many articles that would be declared unconstitutional in the US. That may be fine for canada, but the US will never sign it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 6:43 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

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