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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
PA Requests ICC Probe Israeli Crimes in the Occupied Territories
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Since the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) became effective in July 2002, victims of Western and Israeli imperialism alone were prosecuted – never the perpetrators.
Around two-thirds of world nations are ICC members, not America or Israel. Still, their nationals can be tried by the court – in absentia if unable to bring them to the Hague.
The 2002 American Service Members' Protection Act (ASPA, aka Hague Invasion Act) "protect(s) United States military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international court to which the United States is not party."
It authorizes the president to use "all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisone
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