A Message from an Iraqi for Herta Däubler-Gmelin

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last week, a “human rights” delegation from the German Bundestag paid a visit to Erbil in the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq. The delegation was headed by none other than the former German Minister of Justice, Herta Däubler-Gmelin: the same Herta Däubler-Gmelin who in September 2002 famously compared George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler [...]

Do You Remember Herta Däubler-Gmelin?

Posted by John Rosenthal

The German Minister of Justice who in 2002 famously compared George Bush to Adolf Hitler. Däubler-Gmelin continues to play an important role in German and European politics. As turns out, moreover, her own father, Hans Gmelin, was a high-ranking Nazi official in the German satellite state of Slovakia during the Second World War. For the [...]

A Curious Proponent of the ICC: the “Society for Endangered Peoples”

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally posted at www.trans-int.blogspot.com] The International Criminal Court (ICC) is often presented in the English-language media as a “UN Court”. Thus, for instance, a New York Times headline of 2 April reads “Sudan: U.N. Court Rejected”. The supposed “UN Court” in question is the ICC. Similarly, a LA Times headline of 31 March, alluding to [...]