The default regime governing the response should be that of a law enforcement operation.
The White House wants to limit victims of abuse overseas to use American law to gain justice. From Germany to Nigeria’s oil fields, that puts us on the wrong side of history.
By reminding the government of its legal obligations and the costs of 45 years of occupation, human rights activists are protecting Israel against isolation.
Because of Demjanjuk, wanted men like Joseph Kony of Uganda and Omar el-Bashir of Sudan, will sleep a little less well knowing that international justice can be so patient.
Pro-Israel hard-liners are suddenly enthralled by the finer points of international law. They hope that dusty treaties give them claim to occupied lands, J.J. Goldberg writes.