Your recent petition says you want to arrest the President of Iran for genocide, but who would arrest him?

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Under the International Convention on the prevention and prosecution of genocide, to which most of the nations of the world have subscribed, the President of Iran and other Iranian leaders clearly are guilty of incitement to genocide. Under the Theory of Universal Jurisdiction, which is observed in many parts of the world, any national court that has as a part of its jurisdiction the protection of human rights could theoretically arrest President Ahmadinejad or other Iranian leaders who are threating genocide when they come to that nation or travel through that nation. More realistically it would be the International Court of Justice at The Hague or the International Criminal Court, both of which are adjuncts of the United Nations. These entities could issue papers for his arrest, just as in the arrests of the perpetrators of genocide in the Balkans and Africa


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