USA/Belgium: Pre-trial hearing in case against Ariel Sharon - candlelight vigil in New York on 14th May 2002

International Campaign for Justice for the Victims of Sabra and Shatila
The final pre-trial hearing for the case against Ariel Sharon will be heard in a Belgian court on 15th May.
This comes in the wake of serious challenges to the 1993 Belgian Universal Jurisdiction Law by the International Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of Brussels. Amnesty International, Lawyers without Borders, The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH), Human Rights Watch, INDICT, and the Belgian Human Rights League are joining forces in support of all victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity who are seeking justice in Belgium's courts.

Join the candlelight vigil in front of the Belgian Consulate in New York City to support the principle of Universal Jurisdiction and the Belgian law of 1993. This law is currently the only judicial resource for victims of atrocities throughout the world. Venue: 6th Avenue between 53rd and 54th street, date: Tuesday, May 14, 2002, time: 7:00pm.