Tuesday, February 03, 2004

ICC update

The US has halted aid money to countries who will not "sign an agreement granting U.S. military members immunity from the International Criminal Court."

Washington will withhold $15 million in military aid to Ecuador because it did not sign an agreement granting U.S. military members immunity from the International Criminal Court, U.S. Ambassador Kristie Kenney said.

The U.S. has frozen millions in aid to 35 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America after they failed to meet a July 1 deadline to exempt American troops and other personnel from prosecution before the court.

The Bush administration fears the court could subject U.S. soldiers to politically motivated prosecutions.

Read my thoughts on the subject here.


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