Treaties Against Terrorism And Aircraft Hijacking

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treaties against terrorism and aircraft hijacking going as far back as the 70s. It was Universal jurisdiction that allowed Israel to try Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem in 1961. Kissinger in his article stated that “thought it possible that national judges would use them as a basis for extradition requests regarding alleged crimes committed outside their jurisdiction”. The Torture convention on 1984 that was ratified by 124 governments required that any torturer found in its territory will be tried where the torture took place even if that means extradition. A country that does not have the means to try someone in violation may extradite the torturer to a country that can. Then there is the Geneva conventions of 1949 on the conduct of war. The Geneva convention was ratified by 189 countries including the United States. All countries involved have agreed to search for persons regardless of nationality to courts for trial who are reasonably accused of crimes. Kissinger worries that the ICC was vague and ran the risk of being used for political agenda. Roth assures him that in fact that the treaty 's definition for war crimes follows closely to the Pentagon 's very own military manuals as well as the Geneva convention. The fear that judges and courts becoming tyrannical can be offset by the fact that as it stands prosecutors can be removed for misconduct by a majority vote. The ICC treaty even states that a two-thirds vote can remove a judge. Many of the concerns that the ICC

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