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World Court Tells US To Stop Executions

From those champions of world government at Reuters:

In this June 19, 2008 file photo, U.S. legal advisor John Bellinger, left, stands behind the lectern as he addresses the World Court as Mexico’s delegation is seen, bottom left corner, in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands.

World Court: U.S. must delay Mexican death sentences

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The World Court on Wednesday ordered the United States to do everything necessary to ensure five Mexicans on death row are not executed before the court makes a judgment in a dispute between the two countries.

One of the five on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas.

In 2004 the World Court found in favor of Mexico and ruled the United States had violated international law by failing to inform 51 Mexicans sentenced to death of their right to consular assistance and ordered the cases should be reviewed.

In 2005 U.S. President George W. Bush directed state courts to do so but the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in March that Bush had no authority to do this, leading Texas to schedule Medellin’s execution for August.

Did you ever think you would see the day when the UN’s “World Court” — or any foreign body — would be deciding how and when the US punishes criminals?

And that our President would cooperate with them?

Of course if he had refused, the Hague would probably have issued a warrant for his arrest — for crimes against humanity.

Just imagine how much influence the United Nations will have over our daily lives under a President Obama.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, July 16th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “World Court Tells US To Stop Executions”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Yes SG I would, most especially just before the 9/11 co-conspirators go on trial. Yes, we give the foreigners more than their due rights in court, a fair trial and yet when found guilty – suddenly the liberal whinners of the world cry foul. Where are these same people standing up for Israelis being kidnapped and held (without any foreign interaction to prove that they are alive and being cared for) for the release of criminals? Or Americans held in foreign jails on bogus charges without benefit of council, found guilty in kangaroo courts and sentenced to horrendous sentences without the ‘consular assistance’?

    I’m about to demand the US stop sending funding to 90% of the World and let them see what it is like to stand on their own without us providing ‘aid’. Of course we’d have to bring our people home, so that they would not become hostages in the resulting backlash of anger at America stopping their financial bennies.

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