Comments:African Union refuses to arrest Sudan's President for war crimes

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Man I never suspected this from the dictators club! -- (talk) 18:56, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Do you know if USA still is against ICC as it was since 2002? References: [1] [2]

I suggest you read the second reference how the interviewed person tries to avoid the question, but finally admits that the USA is not a member of the IC, and thus does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC. What does USA have to be afraid of?

Amnesty International USA has this to comment about this: "Since the adoption of the Rome Statute, more than half the countries of the world have ratified it. Only one country, the United States of America, has actively opposed the Court." Reference: [3]

However, this does not stop USA from making sure others are brought to the "Justice" of the ICC. This seems like USA is acting the police of the world who is above the law and ICC. Immune to prosecution. Reference: [4]

-Yaz (talk) 09:42, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

I remember reading somewhere that the USA feels that the ICC does not give adequate rights to the accused (something about not getting to be tried by a jurry of their peers). Personally i think its a load of crap, and USA should stop ignoring the rest of the world (and should start paying its UN dues...). Bawolff 10:17, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes. Did you also know that the USA is one of the two countries in the whole world who have NOT yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The other country is Somalia. References: [5] [6]

Amnesty International USA states: "The United States continues to lead a defensive action against Children's human Rights lobbying against further measures designed to protect children - most recently against efforts to stop the use of child soldiers." Reference: [7]

Perpahs USA is afraid its agents being brought to the ICC for torturing children in Gitmo, for example. Reference: [8]

-Yaz (talk) 10:24, 6 July 2009 (UTC)

I think that the west in general always use africa as a scape goat anytime they can. we should set up our own war tribunal and boycott theirs. Afterall we are different from them, and our judgments are different from theirs. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

This is just more proof that we ought to let the AU nations solve their own problems, and immediately stop all foreign aid to those countries!!

If they want to snub their noses at the International community then let them solve "their" aids crisis by themselves!! I know the US could use the millions we have sent to Africa to solve our own problems instead of wasting it on theirs!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dragonlive64 (talkcontribs) 14:23, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

The Western world are full of double-standards by claiming that the current Sudan's President must face war crimes charges in ICC.The world can never know peace until we have equality of justice and everybody try under the collective signed treaty that holds ICC.Former U.S. President G.W.Bush and former Prime Minister of Britain Tony Blair were never accused of war crimes with all the people of Iraq that was killed during the U.S.led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

Why is everybody believes that some people may not be tried or brought to justice,today George Bush and Tony Blair are walking as a free man on this planet earth while they have sent millions of Iraqis to death. This is unfair, unacceptable and total injustice toward the existence of mankind. If we ever sit down and think of how we can make the world to be a better place, we should try and think of how to help each other,transfer knowledge and technology and not parasitic "aids" that the western governments always like to give to Africa to kill african economy.

Conflicts in Darfur cannot be solved by issuing arrest warrant but it can be solved by adopting diplomacy,common friendliness,love, willingness to share knowledge and avoid racism. Africa do not need military intervention of foreign armies or conspiracy arrest warrant, what Africa needs is knowledge transfer of technology and remove trade boycott and sanctions that has been used a tool for disallowing Africa to develop in this present day 21st century.

Instead of ICC to start chasing Sudan's President, they should use find time to bring to justice the most terrorist regime of the Bush Administration we ever had of this present generation of mankind and brought him to justice with all his evil co-perpetrators while he was in office.