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  • UN defers US troop immunity vote (China's UN envoy had no instructions from Beijing)

    05/25/2004 9:34:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 161+ views
    UN defers US troop immunity vote Last Update: Wednesday, May 26, 2004. 9:32am (AEST) The UN Security Council has indefinitely delayed plans to take up a US draft resolution shielding American troops from prosecution by a new global criminal court, a US diplomat said on Tuesday. The resolution, which human rights groups argue is especially inappropriate so soon after the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, had been expected to come to a vote in the 15-nation council last on Friday and again on Monday. The vote was called off on Friday after China's UN envoy said he had no instructions from...