Sunday, October 7, 2007

Justice can prevail

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay a total of more than $212,475 in damages for reparations in Chechnya. (here)
Since the inception of jurisdiction of ECHR over Russia, it has been flooded with cases from Chechnya. Individuals and families have come to the Court asking for redress of their grievances that were not heard or heeded in Russia.
I am wondering, whether any court would be able to allow the Iraqi victims bring cases against the US for actions like those in Abu Ghraib.

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