Is the U.S. Above the International Law We Helped Write?


The United States signed international law that makes torture and the suppression of human rights – in all its forms – illegal in all wars, armed conflicts, and peace. . We have enforced those laws worldwide.but now we admit to breaking the laws for which we stood. So what happens now? Will the high-ranking government officials responsible face trial in international court? The answer is, “No”. Listen to this accurate and sad diminishing of international law and human rights because of the precedents set by the United States. Our guest is a professor of international law at the University of Denver and a former prosecutor for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals in Rwanda and Yugoslavia.

Guest: David Akerson
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The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.