RE: [soac-mapo] RE: Note of GAC position on paying for objections
- To: "Evan Leibovitch" <evan@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [soac-mapo] RE: Note of GAC position on paying for objections
- From: "Frank March" <Frank.March@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 14:29:22 +1200
sorry about the long delay in responding to this question.. I have been
a bit busy since the call, catching upon sleep as well.
sovereignity arises from a perception (may not be the right word) that
no country should be required to pay a foreign private entity for
asserting its rights. I am not familiar with international legal norms
in this regard, others may be able to elucidate
Counties pay fees to (eg) ITU but these are voluntary and ITU is in any
case a treaty-based organisation. The examples you mention are cases
where the organisations are domestic and under relevant jurisdiction.
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Sent: Thursday, 9 September 2010 7:31 a.m.
To: Frank March
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Subject: Re: [soac-mapo] RE: Note of GAC position on paying for
On 8 September 2010 15:14, Frank March <Frank.March@xxxxxxxxxxx>
sovereignity in a word. I am conveying my
interpretation of what the GAC would be likely to respond with based on
discussion held in previous GAC meetings. I do not seek to justify but
Frank, I am puzzled by this. I do not understand the logical
link between countries' assertion of sovereignty and their demand not to
pay to do this.
Countries pay for their own border maintenance, diplomatic
staff, armies and every other means used to implement their assertions
of sovereignty. What is the justification for being excused from bearing
the cost of asserting such rights in this instance?
For some reason I'm struck by a vision of a country attempting
to try a case in the Hague and then appealing for Legal Aid.
Someone please help me understand this point of view, beyond a
universal instinct to get others to pay for one's own expenses if one
can get away with it.
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