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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-26-09 08:48 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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  -US Legal Opinion Supports Spanish Torture Investigation (William F. Pepper) reprehensor  May-26-09 06:09 AM   #0 
  - It's coming  madokie   May-26-09 06:17 AM   #1 
  - Either we prosecute or allow extradition when the long arm of the law  alfredo   May-26-09 06:45 AM   #2 
  - Yep  madokie   May-26-09 07:48 AM   #4 
     - Reagan signing statement says Spain should prosecute.  L. Coyote   May-26-09 08:48 AM   #6 
     - Oh, I love this  merh   May-26-09 01:34 PM   #11 
     - I just want to kick this because it is the first time that I can think of  merh   May-28-09 12:26 PM   #15 
     - We need to show that we are mature enough to discipline our own.  alfredo   May-26-09 12:57 PM   #8 
  - Nobody expects the Spanish Torture Investigation!  kenny blankenship   May-28-09 12:48 PM   #16 
  - K&R  JohnyCanuck   May-26-09 06:52 AM   #3 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   May-26-09 08:44 AM   #5 
  - This is why Cheney is soooo busy, spinning public opinion before his inevitable extradition request.  L. Coyote   May-26-09 08:53 AM   #7 
  - Spain's Judges Cross Borders in Rights Cases  Echo In Light   May-26-09 12:59 PM   #9 
  - Mr. Pepper should avoid small planes.  merh   May-26-09 01:01 PM   #10 
  - Kudos to Pepper.  mmonk   May-26-09 01:37 PM   #12 
  - Kick n/t  JohnyCanuck   May-26-09 09:45 PM   #13 
  - .  Wilms   May-27-09 03:26 AM   #14 
 

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