Sure, it's the same, or very similar to, diplomatic immunity. But while Europeans mind find it advantageous to be ruled from Belgium, I doubt many Americans would feel th same way.Yeah, that's a well understood principle of international law. Sitting heads of state and other government officials are granted "immunity from criminal jurisdiction and [...] inviolability" under this principle. Kinda weird, I know, but I think it has something to do with preserving stability. I'm guessing it doesn't apply to a failed state or an illegitimate government official.
Composition of the Court
The Court was composed as follows: President Guillaume; Vice-President Shi; Judges Oda, Ranjeva, Herczegh, Fleischhauer, Koroma, Vereshchetin, Higgins, Parra-Aranguren, Kooijmans, Rezek, Al-Khasawneh, Buergenthal; Judges ad hoc Bula-Bula, Van den Wyngaert.
I'd love to know where these guys got there legal training, and why anyone should pay any attention to them at all. I certainly didn't vote for them.
You know, the book he wrote where he vigorously defended his choice to waterboard, or his interview where he admits his rationale for committing torture was that his "lawyer said it was legal."[/QUOTE]