Friday, June 27, 2003

Justice American Style--A Continuing Series

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and the United States signed a bilateral accord Friday preventing the others' citizens from being extradited to the International Criminal Court.

No wonder the United States enthusiastically supported a U.N.-backed tribunal to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide, an effort criticised by political and human rights activists.

The detractors fear that putting Cambodian judges in the majority of the court would corrupt the process.