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August 28, 2001
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Belgium’s prime minister was skeptical about changing a Belgian law allowing its courts to prosecute foreign officials for human rights abuses committed outside Belgium. Instead, Guy Verhofstadt suggested that the law be extended to the entire 15-nation European Union. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has been sued under the 1993 law in connection with his role in the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre in Lebanon.

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