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Index: Testimony From World Tribunal for Iraq

25 - 27 June 2005

Testimony - World Tribunal Iraq - Istanbul, Turkey

The Excessive Use of Weapons and Banned Weapons

by Akira Maeda, Sayo Saruta, Koichi Inamori, ICTI

The Use of Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons

The Truth About the Use of Depleted Uranium (DU) Weapons by US and UK Troops. Continue


 

History of US and UK Intervention in Iraq

by Larry Everest

Many would be shocked to learn that the U.S. government helped bring the Hussein regime to power and was directly complicit in the very crimes for which it was indicted - the use of chemical weapons, aggression against neighboring countries, and atrocities against the Kurds. Continue


Testimony - World Tribunal Iraq - Istanbul, Turkey

The Conduct of the UN before and after the 2003 Invasion

by H.C. von Sponeck

World leaders were hiding behind the curtain of the UN Security Council to premeditate their betrayal before and after the illegal war of 2003. There can be no more doubts, the facts are present, that the US and UK governments were actively pursuing regime change by force at a time when the world was made to believe that international law, peaceful solutions to the conflict and the protection of the Iraqi people, were part of the US and UK governments' approach. Continue


Testimony - World Tribunal Iraq - Istanbul, Turkey

Violations of international law being committed by the occupiers of Iraq 

By Dahr Jamail 

And it is now exceedingly clear that the only way the Bush Administration will withdraw the US military from Iraq in order for Iraqis to have true sovereignty is if they are forced to do so. Continue


Testimony - World Tribunal On Iraq - Istanbul, Turkey

The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention & The Neo-Colonial Implications of its Revival in our Unipolar World

by Jim Harding 

As the surviving superpower of the Cold War, the U.S. now flaunts the export of democracy while, at the same time, acting outside of international and domestic law. It escalates a humanitarian crisis in the name of HI. Meanwhile, its internal democracy is one of the most manipulated and 'bought' democracies on the planet. Continue


Testimony - World Tribunal On Iraq - Istanbul, Turkey

Illegality of Preventive Attack and Unilateral Use of Force

By Phil Shiner

International Law is surprisingly clear and easy to understand on whether the Iraq war was lawful. First, war was abolished by the adoption of the UN Charter in 1947. Thereafter, contracting states entered into a compact. In return for giving up their right to wage war each vested the right to use force in the collective security provisions of chapter VII of the UN Charter. Second, Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter provides that: Continue


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