"This could also open up things about all of the legalized pirating the US did in the early years of our nation too. All it takes to get the ball rolling is a case similar to this. One would think that there would be an international statute of limitations in place in the treaties."
You really don't have any clue about how frequently these treaties are invoked, do you?
Not long ago the United States invoked the treaty to recover numerous Indian artifacts that had been removed from tribal lands and made their way to the European markets.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.