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International Justice: Tutu's Push for Reform
October 3, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, says that Archbishop Desmond Tutu's statements regarding the prosecution of George W. Bush and Tony Blair serve as an ardent call for advancement towards a truly universal system of justic....... [more]

Despite Claims, ICC Prosecution of Bush, Blair Would Be Illegal
September 13, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Jesse Oppenheim, Brooklyn Law School Class of 2013, offers legal context to Archbishop Desmond Tutu's recent opinion in The Observer...On August 28, word leaked out that Archbishop Desmond Tutu had pulled out of an international summit in South Africa because he refused to sha....... [more]

Nobel laureate urges prosecution of Bush, Blair for Iraq war crimes
September 2, 2012
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and Great....... [more]

Malaysia rights group finds Bush, Blair guilty of war crimes in symbolic trial
November 23, 2011
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Tuesday found former US president George W. Bush, former UK prime minister Tony Blair guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The duo was found guilty on charges in connection to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq after a four-da....... [more]

Malaysia rights group to hold symbolic war crimes trial for former US, UK leaders
November 15, 2011
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) will hold a symbolic four-day war crimes trial against former US president George W. Bush, former UK prime minister Tony Blair and other former US officials on charges in connection to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The trial, set to....... [more]

UK introduced greenhouse gas emissions legislation
March 13, 2011
On March 13, 2007, the UK government introduced draft legislation environmental that would have controlled greenhouse gas emissions until the year 2050. Outlined in the Queen's Speech, the bill focused on four items: cutting CO2 emissions by 60 percent by 2050, improving CO2 monitoring and reporting....... [more]

UK lawmakers voted down ban on hitting children
November 2, 2010
On November 2, 2004, the British House of Commons voted 424-75 against a ban on hitting children in England and Wales, opting instead for a compromise amendment criminalizing hitting that leaves marks or causes mental harm. The outright ban was opposed by Prime Minister Tony Blair. Proponents of the....... [more]

UK documents show legal advisor warned PM Iraq invasion was illegal
July 1, 2010
The UK Iraq Inquiry released declassified documents on Wednesday showing that former prime minister Tony Blair was warned by former attorney general Peter Goldsmith that the Iraq invasion was illegal without UN support. The documents illustrate how Goldsmith repeatedly warned Blair that UN Security....... [more]

UK 'Bloody Sunday' inquiry concludes casualties were unjustified
June 15, 2010
The UK Bloody Sunday Inquiry released a report Tuesday concluding that casualties resulting from a 1972 attack on Northern Ireland civilians by British forces were unjustified. The inquiry was launched in 1998 by former prime minister Tony Blair in response to pressure from the victims' families....... [more]

Former UK Cabinet member claims Blair misled parliament on Iraq invasion
February 2, 2010
Former UK international development secretary Clare Short told the Iraq Inquiry in a public hearing on Tuesday that Former UK prime minister Tony Blair was misleading and deceitful with the Cabinet and parliament regarding the Iraq invasion. Short rejected Blair's stateme....... [more]

Saddam lawyer seeking consent to prosecute former UK PM Blair for war crimes
December 14, 2009
Saddam Hussein's former lawyer on Saturday asked the British attorney general for consent to prosecute former prime minister Tony Blair for violations of the Geneva Conventions. Giovanni di Stefano, who represents former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz, sent a letter asking for consent....... [more]




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