Iraq Exit Strategy (Stage 5)
The Local Courts

No individual, culture, religion or nation has the right to dicate terms to another. A legitimate global court system must treat everyone fairly and equally, and be based on law that everyone upholds. Every nation at the present time has been exposed to Universal Law, also known as karma, "The Golden Rule," or "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." Universal Law must be the basis for the international court system.

Local Courts will handle disputes between nations of one continent. If a dispute cannot be handled fairly there, it can be sent to an Appellate Court on another continent. A Superior Court will handle disputes between nations of different continents. A Supreme Court will ensure the international laws are constitutional. Any individual will have the right to take an issue to the Supreme Court. (The justices will decide the cases.)

Stage 1:

Our organization does not have the right to judge another, especially in court. Our plan is that an impartial nation will arbitrate the case between George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein's lieutenant. The court case allows for a sense of tolerance and equality to be created.

Stage 2:

Our organization will handle setting up the Local Court. At no time will the U.S. against Iraq case be discussed.

Stage 3:

Any nation that wishes to observe the proceedings is welcome to do so. The case will be decided by the arbitrator. The arbitrator is welcome to solicit advice from other nations, but the final decision is up to the arbitrator.

Stage 4:

Our advisory sessions have the same format. We host a reception the night before the first session. Then, each morning we have a short lecture on a topic, and then open it to debate by the delegates. We do not tell anyone what to do, but how to do it.

Stage 5:

The United States is not a signatory of the existing international courts. To do so would open the U.S. to a deluge of lawsuits. To instigate the Local Court system would erase the cases against the United States and ensure that future disputes are resolved peacefully.

Stage 6:

We recommend that Universal Law be the basis for the global legal system, and that our organization be allowed to set up the Local Courts to demonstrate their potential to end disputes between nations, and to prevent new disputes from reaching the point of bloodshed.