Special Treatyment

NOT PLAYING BALL The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on nuclear weapons, which the Senate rejected last week, isn't the only international treaty that the U.S. has refused to sign or ratify. Here are some others:

TREATY Land Mine Ban Treaty GENERAL PURPOSE To ban the use, stockpiling, transfer and production of antipersonnel land mines OTHER HOLDOUTS Cuba, Finland, Turkey, China, Russia

[TREATY] International Criminal Court Treaty [GENERAL PURPOSE] To establish a court with jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes [OTHER HOLDOUTS] China, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Yemen, Israel

[TREATY] Kyoto Protocol [GENERAL PURPOSE] To reduce greenhouse-gas emissions...

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