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    US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    The US is boycotting a meeting on the subject of international justice at the UN.

    It says the meeting is a bid by Serbia to divert attention from its role in the Balkans wars.

    Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor, James Bays, reports from the UN


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    Embarrassing. Embarrassing for justice and the world community.


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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    [/FONT][/COLOR]US boycotts international justice meeting at UN - YouTube

    Embarrassing. Embarrassing for justice and the world community.
    We're not exactly alone, and you aren't giving any context. Did you even read or watch anything beyond what you quoted? Doesn't seem that way.

    European and other Western countries have said that the session on international justice was a thinly veiled attack on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which Serbia has criticized.

    Erin Pelton, spokeswoman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations, said, "The United States strongly disagrees with the decision of the president of the General Assembly to hold an unbalanced, inflammatory thematic debate today on the role of international criminal justice in reconciliation and will not participate."

    Jordan and Canada joined the United States in boycotting the debate, while EU countries only sent low-ranking diplomats or officials to the gathering.
    http://www.rferl.org/content/us-boyc.../24953950.html

    Just because it has "justice" in the title, it doesn't mean it's all roses and sunshine.
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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    We're not exactly alone, and you aren't giving any context. Did you even read or watch anything beyond what you quoted? Doesn't seem that way.
    Did i single out the US? No hence i said: "embarrassing for justice and the world community."


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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Did i single out the US? No hence i said: "embarrassing for justice and the world community."
    You mentioined only the US in your post, so yeah, indeed, you did. As I said, I don't think you knew anything about it other than the little you quoted.
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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    You mentioined only the US in your post, so yeah, indeed, you did. As I said, I don't think you knew anything about it other than the little you quoted.
    No i did not once again hence i said:"Embarrassing for justice and the world community"


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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    As we all know the UN is so effective in solving "world" issues, its no big deal for the US not to attend.

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    Re: US boycotts international justice meeting at UN

    What the US should have boycotted was the UN disarmament treaty.

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