Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
Don't you have to sign a treaty for international law to apply? Why would a dictator sign something that doesn't benefit him?
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Universal Declaration was adopted by the General Assembly on 10 December 1948 by a vote of 48 in favour, 0 against, with eight abstentions: the USSR, Ukrainian SSR, Byelorussian SSR, Yugoslavia, Poland, South Africa, Czechoslovakia and Saudi Arabia.[10][11]
No. That's not how international law works.