Archive for the 'Iraq' Category



European court demands halt to forcible return of Iraqi asylum seekers – The Guardian

“The government’s programme of deporting failed asylum seekers to Iraq has been thrown into confusion after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that forcible returns to Baghdad should be suspended immediately because of an upsurge in sectarian violence and suicide bombings.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Interrogation techniques at ‘Britain’s Abu Ghraib’ revealed – The Guardian

“Evidence of systematic and brutal mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation centre that is being described as the UK’s Abu Ghraib emerged today during high court proceedings brought by more than 200 former inmates.”

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The Guardian, 5th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v F and M – WLR Daily

Regina v F and M [2010] EWCA Crim 2437; [2010] WLR (D) 276

“An Order in Council, made pursuant to s 1 of the United Nations Act 1946 to give effect to a United Nations Security Council Resolution, could include the creation of a serious criminal offence for a breach of the Order, even though there was a substantial delay between the adoption of the Resolution and the creation of the offence.”

WLR Daily, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

‘Tortured’ Iraqi civilians go to High Court – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers acting for more than 140 Iraqi civilians who allege they suffered torture and inhuman and degrading treatment at the hands of British soldiers and interrogators go to the High Court today seeking a wide-ranging public inquiry.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tony Blair summoned back to Chilcot inquiry into Iraq war – The Guardian

“Members of panel are believed to be concerned about damaging and conflicting evidence revealed since former PM’s last appearance.”

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The Guardian, 26th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘No legal case’ for Iraq invasion – Law Society’s Gazette

“Human rights lawyers have claimed that the UK had no legal case for its 2003 invasion of Iraq, in a submission to the Chilcot Inquiry seen by the Gazette.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith questions the MoD’s practices in Iraq – BBC News

“The former Labour government’s top legal adviser during the Iraq war has questioned whether the British military justice system is fit for purpose.”

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BBC News, 27th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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