The United States and judicial immunity

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U.S. to Renounce Its Role in Pact for World Tribunal
By Neil A. Lewis, The New York Times, 5 May 2002. The Bush administration has decided to renounce formally any involvement in a treaty setting up an international criminal court and is expected to declare that the signing of the document by the Clinton administration is no longer valid.
Concern about observers entering its prisons puts America at odds with European allies again
By Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian (London), Thursday 25 July 2002. The United States opened a new rift with its European allies yesterday about global standards of justice and human rights by threatening to block an international convention against torture which might allow foreign observers to visit US jails and the Guantanamo Bay naval base.
Bird Nests and Bomb Ranges: Hill Nears Pact to Exempt Pentagon from Law Protecting Species
By Eric Pianin, Washington Post, Wednesday 23 October 2002. House and Senate negotiators have tentatively agreed to exempt the Defense Department from an international law designed to protect more than 850 species of migratory birds, in response to Bush administration complaints that such treaties seriously hamper military training and bombing exercises.
US twists arms to get immunity deal
AFP, Taipei Times, Thursday 3 July 2003. Washington is withholding military aid to coerce countries into putting American citizens beyond the reach of the long arm of international law.
Annan says he opposes US bid for ICC immunity
South News, Friday 18 June 2004. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan firmly opposed US efforts to extend immunity of US citizens from prosecution for war crimes. It would discredit the council and the United Nations that stands for rule of law and the primacy of rule of law.