by Max Barry

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Region: The East Pacific

Gunichatara wrote:Perhaps ask nations what their concerns are with signing the treaty, and have them come with a consensus to the treaty.

Stop implying that you're gonna violate national sovereignty without due process. While we hate strong-arming, we realize that some pressure is needed, but apply it in steps. War criminals may run but they are not masterminds nor good at their practice in most cases. They'll be average high-command, so they should be easy to find when on the run, so you do have time to apply political pressure.

If you go around sending your troops wherever and whenever you want without giving nations a chance to repent, the organization is going to look nothing short of a large bully.

Gunichatara understands your viewpoint and apologizes for the insult.

For all regards, this organization is new. The nation of Volinovia, from which it stands, is held in high regard amongst our public but us as the government are hesitant. The nation has shown some small signs of aggressiveness, and while we have not participated we have heard of such laws being signed before.

So for all due respect, we wish to wait and see how this court and its laws of war play out. Please note that we believe this organization will tone down over time as it meets face to face with reality, and we do expect to sign on in due time.

The ICJ has asked nations their issues on the treaty. Most responses come to. "The Enemy has No Rights."

The ICJ has not made many house calls. Strong-Arming is necessary to keep the ICJ afloat. The ICJ does not go in without due process. The ICJ currently has 4 judges that will debate on each situation on a case by case basis. The court looks at it from every angle. Pardoning Socialist Shinnokawese Troops yesterday after firing upon a Green Cross convoy.

The ICJ has not had a case in which a nation at war was not a signatory of the Laws of War, each nation that is in an ongoing conflict is usually pressured by us and the international community as a whole. Which has worked to secure many signatory nations. We also know that a nation's sovereignty is crucial to a nation. Which is why it is a recognized term for defense in court. Which can be argued in a trial. We understand that each case is different, just like every situation. We do not go in to make house calls unless it is the only option for most wanted criminals, of which there haven't been in a minute. There was one War Criminal who's name was known throughout the world and that was the one time that the then Green Cross made a house call. But the Green Cross has stepped back from military roles to be a humanitarian organization and the ICJ has taken it's place as the judges, enforcers, and peacekeepers.

We pride ourselves in being unbiased, if we were biased then it wouldn't be justice, would it? The situation you cited as being the reason you would not sign is rare, probably rarer then international piracy.