At a recent press conference in London, Britain’s foreign secretary, William Hague, provided some well-meaning but flawed counsel regarding the fate of Muammar el-Qaddafi: The Libyan president should relinquish power and retire with possible impunity either in Libya or some safe-haven country.
When asked by a journalist if the offer of impunity contravened the International Criminal Court’s indictment for Qaddafi’s arrest, Hague answered, “The British government is very in favor of the powers of the I.C.C. and the requirements of the I.C.C. being complied with. So I think you are trying to take us down a hypothetical route.”
For the international court, there is nothing hypothetical about Qaddafi’s indicted status.… Seguir leyendo »