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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 09:48 AM
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6. Reagan signing statement says Spain should prosecute.
It is the law of the land = UN Convention on Torture from 1984

Don't you love it when a signing statement bites Bush/Cheney in their guilty arses! :rofl:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/20...
24 Apr 2009 Reagan On Torture Prosecutions

From his signing statement ratifying the UN Convention on Torture from 1984:

"The United States participated actively and effectively in the negotiation of the Convention . It marks a significant step in the development during this century of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment or punishment. Ratification of the Convention by the United States will clearly express United States opposition to torture, an abhorrent practice unfortunately still prevalent in the world today.

The core provisions of the Convention establish a regime for international cooperation in the criminal prosecution of torturers relying on so-called 'universal jurisdiction.' Each State Party is required either to prosecute torturers who are found in its territory or to extradite them to other countries for prosecution."
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