Category: Human Right Violations

US asks Yugoslavia to bypass international court

AFP, Aug. 9, 2002 http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.jsp?a=13&o=7146 Belgrade, Yugoslavia The United States has asked Yugoslavia to grant US citizens legal immunity from extradition in cases heard by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, a Yugoslav offical said on Thursday. “The United States embassy in Belgrade submitted a proposal last month for an agreement related to handing over of persons to the ICC,” Vladimir Djeric, an advisor to Yugoslav Foreign Minister, told radio B92. According to the proposal, the US “will not extradite Yugoslav citizens to the ICC without an explicit demand and our country will not hand over US citizens