Tuesday, May 05, 2015

UK:  Black lawyers taking outspoken TV personality to an international court

This is pretty dumb.  The ICC lacks jurisdiction in such matters as far as I can see.  It has jurisdiction over  genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes only

A UK law society has stepped up its pursuit of the Sun and its ‘Nazi propaganda’ spouting columnist Katie Hopkins over alleged anti-migrant hate speech, referring both to a powerful international court usually reserved for war criminals.

The Society of Black Lawyers, which originally reported the column written by Hopkins and published by the Sun just hours before 800 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean, has referred the case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The SBL’s efforts come after UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the column – in which Hopkins referred to migrants as “cockroaches” – recalled Europe’s darkest days of fascist hate speech and “Nazi propaganda.”



Bird of Paradise said...

A bunch of brutes have no place ina any ciivizled nation

Anonymous said...

'Society of Black Lawyers', sounds like a racist group to me. Perhaps they should be fronting to HRC?

Anonymous said...

I am sure that the SUN is grateful for the free publicity.


Alpha Skua said...

Know any good lawyer jokes?