Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack
A US Human Rights Group wants Canada to arrest Cheney?...
ON what grounds should they arrest him? The legal invation of Iraq? That was not done in Canadian space and so Canada would be outside its jurisdicitonal mandate to do such a thing. What this group is doing is akin to a Rights group in New York State proposing that the NYPD arrest someone for an alleged crime he'd committed in California and which even the state of California has not put out a warrant for. Now if that group should propose the Federal government arrest him for having violated a Federal law, that would be another matter.
Sounds like this Rights group in Vancouver does not understand jurisdicitonal boundaries. If it could get a warrant from the International Court of Justice, that might be a different matter. But until that happens, Canada has no authority to arrest him, and rightfully so.
I'd be highly offended if the US police decided to arrest a Canadian for alleged crimes comitted outside the US without the proper authorization from the Canadian government (in which case he'd be arrested for the sole purpose of extraditing him to Canada) or the ICJ, so as to turn him over to that court.
The way we expect the US to treat Canadians is how we should treat US citizens.
Correction, it wound't be the ICJ but the ICC (International Criminal Court).