UN’s “International Tribunal for Climate Justice” becomes “judicial”

The draft agreement for the upcoming UN climate summit in Paris grew again.

Here’s the latest draft.

The UN’s prior language tried to sell the tribunal by qualifying it as “non-judicial.”  The latest draft removes the qualifier and concedes the obvious.

This is a climate court modeled after the UN International Court of Justice at the Hague.

The Court of Justice is established by the UN Charter, however, its decisions are subject to veto by the UN Security Council.

In the past, the U.S. has used its veto power to prevent the Court from imposing anti-American rulings.  The Court became so bad, that the U.S. removed itself from the Court’s permanent jurisdiction and now only comes before the Court when it opts in.

The UN climate agreement contains no such veto power or ability for nations subject to the agreement to opt in or out of the climate tribunal’s jurisdiction.

How bad an agreement will President Obama sign?

Would he enable developing nations to pursue an anti-U.S. agenda before a UN international climate tribunal with no means of escape?

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About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.

  • Anon Anon

    This POS will sign anything that is against America.

  • Frederick Colbourne

    The proposal to establish a UN Court of Climate Justice seems to me to be something out of Alice and Wonderland, something dreamed up by the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts.

  • Brin Jenkins

    Typical Bolshevik bullying tactics. Unable to convince the public by logical argument they threaten both fiscal and social violence,

    Surely when radical change is demanded the onus is upon those who wish for these changes, to fully explain why?

  • Russ Wood

    And, of course, this is the kind of reason that Israel will have as little to do with the UN as possible!

  • ninetyninepct

    And what is this UN bullsht group going to do if a nation tells them to get stuffed? Are they going to draw a red line in the sand, stomp their tiny feet and threaten to hold their breath?

    I suggest moving the entire UN organization to the Middle East where it will be closer to it’s friends.