Dutch court refuses to arrest Bush
A court in The Hague turned down a demand by a dozen plaintiffs who wanted to force the Dutch government to arrest US President George W Bush when he visits the Netherlands on Saturday.When declining to ratify treaties is criminal, only criminals will ratify treaties.
The judgement was made public today.
Mr Bush will be in the south of the Netherlands this weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.
The left-wing organisations and activists, accused Mr Bush of "numerous grave violations of the Geneva Conventions".
They also said the president was responsible for the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq and Washington's refusal to recognise the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first permanent war crimes court.