Friday, April 03, 2009

SOME SANITY, AT LAST? Spanish prosecutor ask the judge to shelve the case against Israeli officials for alleged war crimes in Gaza back in 2002:
The prosecutors justified the move on the grounds that, according to information in their possession, the alleged crimes against humanity in question are already the subject of a legal procedure in Israel, a judicial official told AFP.

Spain assumes the principle of universal jurisdiction in alleged cases of crimes against humanity, genocide, and terrorism but only if the alleged crimes are not already subject to a legal procedure in the country involved.
It's not totally over, though; first, the judge has to agree (without no prosecutor, well, prosecuting, the case would go anywhere, though), and second, they didn't ask to drop the whole complaint in case there's new developments in the future.