Human Rights Watch implies USA blocking justice for war crime victims
Glenn Wright, Political Buzz Examiner
September 15, 2011 -
In a new report on accomplishments and shortcomings of the International Criminal Court, Human Rights Watch said that part of the ICC's "inconsistent" record on prosecuting war crimes stems from the ability of some states to "avoid international prosecutions."
The report, entitled Unfinished Business, states:
"Officials from or supported by powerful states have been able to avoid international prosecutions. Victims of the most serious international crimes, in Burma, southern Lebanon, Gaza, Chechnya, Iraq, and Sri Lanka, for example, have lacked access to justice."
While the report does not specify the "powerful states", the nations which have been at war with, and been accused of various war crimes in, the named countries include Israel (in southern Lebanon and Gaza), Russia (in Chechnya), and the United States (in Iraq).
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