Iraq’s Long Shadow of Injustice Haunts Britain

Justice in Conflict

Earlier this week, I wrote a post on the filing of a complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged abuses committed by UK officials in Iraq. On Tuesday, I attended the official launch of the complaint at the Law Society in London and subsequently had the opportunity to write a more comprehensive article over at Foreign Policy. For those interested, here’s an excerpt:

It is often said that unresolved human rights violations cast a long and harrowing shadow. Atrocities and crimes committed in the past can come back to haunt even the most powerful states. For Britain, that restless shadow is the war in Iraq.

Earlier this week, two groups — the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) — lodged a formal complaint at the International Criminal Court (ICC), demanding that the ICC investigate British political and…

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