Belgians back off from prosecuting the world

The Belgian legislature has voted to change the controversial human rights prosecution law such the court now only has jurisdiction when Belgian citizens or property are involved. According to this article from BBC News, the only thing standing in the way of this bill becoming law is the formal signature of the King.

This law led to protest by the US, UK, and Israel (and some squirming by others) because of its use to bring suits against those countries for their actions in the Middle East.

Most recently, President Bush had threatened to withhold funding from the new NATO HQ in Belgium unless the law was changed.