Advocacy tribunal verdict accuses US, UK of war crimes in Iraq
Advocacy tribunal verdict accuses US, UK of war crimes in Iraq

[JURIST] The World Tribunal on Iraq [advocacy website] an unofficial grouping of antiwar activists and intellectuals who have held some 20 meetings around the world over the last two years, concluded its final session [JURIST report] in Istanbul Monday by releasing a scathing preliminary declaration [full text] insisting that the Iraq war was an illegal war of aggression based on false information, that US and UK forces had committed war crimes in the country, and that the United Nations had breached its responsibilities under the UN Charter for failing to stop the war or hold countries properly accountablke for it. US, UK and serving UN officials did not participate in the Tribunal's process, although invited to do so. Reuters has more.