Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Dec 15, 2009 17:55
Deputy FM: Livni warrant 'makes a mockery of universal jurisdiction'
The arrest warrant issued against former foreign minister Tzipi Livni in a British court "makes a mockery of universal jurisdiction," Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Tuesday.
Ayalon, who was also the subject of a potential arrest warrant on a trip to the UK last month, urged the British government to address the loophole in the legal system making the warrants possible.
"I don't see how Israelis and other officials can continue to visit the UK if this troublesome situation continues," the deputy foreign minister said.
Israel: British arrest warrant threatens ties
By AMY TEIBEL (AP) – 1 hour ago