UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION? Spain's 'World Court' May Be Restricted

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Victims of human rights abuses from around the world have turned to Spain's National Court for help. But now the Spanish government, responding to pressure from abroad, wants to clip the court's wings. Members of the Bush administration, including Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, are now in the judge's sights because they allegedly signed off on 'a systematic plan for abuse.'

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