Re: U.S. State Department Briefing
- From: Fuad Abiad <Fuad_es@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 21 Dec 2005 15:22:32 -0800
>> Lebanese Amnesty Law of 1991.
>> Typically extradition treaties are based on the idea of dual-criminality.
>> That is, the person being extradited must have done something that
>> as a crime in both countries. Here it is the US and Lebanon, and
>> given the amnesty law, this case doesn't seem to qualify. Unless they make
>> in which murdering locals is forgiven and murdering foreigners is not.
>> In any case, Lebanon doesn't seem to have an extradition treaty with the
>This is a crime that is governed by International, the law is pretty severe
>regarding safe travel by and on the Hgih Seas.
He is still covered by the amnesty law, I guess.
However, the Lebanese Amnesty Law of 1991 probably
contradicts international humanitarian law.
The warlords and war criminals can't simply give themselves a general amnesty.
In fact, most warlords in Lebanon can probably be tried under international law
for war crimes.
But as you know, that would mean that people like Jumblat, Berri, even Geagea
could be tried under
So if in Lebanon's eyes they are covered by the amnesty, then so is this foot
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