Chilcot report into Iraq delayed by Whitehall refusal to release evidence – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2012 in disclosure, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Fierce opposition in Whitehall to the disclosure of key documents relating to the invasion of Iraq, notably records of discussions between Tony Blair and George Bush, has meant the Chilcot inquiry will not now be able to publish its report for well over a year.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2012

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Supreme Court judge on war, intelligence and the retreat of judicial deference – UK Human Rights Blog

“The recent standoff between two leading judicial lights, Jonathan Sumption and Stephen Sedley, may make for entertaining reading, but don’t be fooled.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th May 2012

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A human right to object to war – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 13th, 2011 in appeals, conscientious objection, courts martial, human rights, news, war by sally

“Moral objections to the UK’s involvement in Afghanistan do not constitute a defence to an insubordination charge, the Court Martial Appeal Court has ruled. The appellant was not entitled to disobey a lawful command on the ground of conscientious objection.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th December 2011

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Iraq war inquiry report delayed – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2011 in disclosure, evidence, inquiries, Iraq, news, reports, war by sally

“Damning criticism of Tony Blair and the way his government led Britain into invading Iraq, and continuing rows over the disclosure of secret documents, have delayed the report of the Chilcot inquiry until well into next summer and possibly much later.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2011

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Navy Afghan war objector Michael Lyons loses appeal – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2011 in appeals, armed forces, conscientious objection, courts martial, news, war by tracey

“A Royal Navy medic who refused to attend rifle training because of his objection to the war in Afghanistan has lost an appeal against his detention.”

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BBC News, 13th October 2011

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Legal advisers must not alter their opinions to suit politicians, says leading international lawyer – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2011 in attorney general, legal profession, news, rendition, torture, war by sally

“Philippe Sands says lawyers bear some responsibility for enabling torture, rendition and the war in Iraq – and must in future be brought to account.”

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The Guardian, 5th October 2011

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MoD pays £1.3m compensation to Afghans for death, injury and damage – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2011 in Afghanistan, compensation, news, war by sally

“Afghan civilians compensated for deaths, injuries and property damage caused by British forces received £1.3m last year from the Ministry of Defence – but this was, on average, less than half of what they asked for.”

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The Guardian, 28th March 2011

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Jack Straw hearing to end Iraq inquiry public hearings – BBC News

Posted February 2nd, 2011 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Jack Straw is to give evidence to the Iraq Inquiry for a third time, as its public hearings come to an end.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2011

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Chilcot inquiry’s credibility ‘is on edge of an abyss’ – The Guardian

Posted November 15th, 2010 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The credibility of the Chilcot inquiry into the invasion of Iraq is ‘on the edge of an abyss’ because of its lack of transparency, a leading international lawyer warned today.”

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The Guardian, 14th November 2010

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

Posted October 26th, 2010 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“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

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

Posted October 7th, 2010 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“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

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

Posted September 28th, 2010 in armed forces, attorney general, illegality, Iraq, news, war by sally

“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

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MoD settles stressed press officer case – BBC News

“A Ministry of Defence press officer who claimed he suffered from stress-related illnesses after being ‘frugal with the truth’ about troops’ safety in Iraq has settled his case with his employer.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2010

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Nick Clegg’s ‘illegal’ Iraq war gaffe prompts legal warning – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in illegality, Iraq, news, parliament, war by sally

“Nick Clegg was tonight (21 July) forced to clarify his position on the Iraq war after he stood up at the dispatch box of the House of Commons and pronounced the invasion illegal.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

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Chilcot inquiry: Iraq papers show Lord Goldsmith’s warning to Tony Blair – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2010 in attorney general, documents, illegality, inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Tony Blair was warned by his government’s chief law officer that an invasion of Iraq would be illegal the day before he privately assured President George Bush he would support US-led military action, documents released today by the Chilcot inquiry reveal.”

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The Guardian, 30th June 2010

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Supreme court quashes troops’ human rights ruling – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2010 in armed forces, human rights, inquests, news, Supreme Court, war by sally

“The country’s highest court today quashed a landmark ruling that British soldiers serving abroad are protected by human rights laws at all times.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2010

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Supreme court to rule on human rights of soldiers – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2010 in armed forces, human rights, news, Supreme Court, war by sally

“The Supreme Court rules today on a Government challenge to a landmark ruling that British soldiers serving abroad are protected by human rights laws.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2010

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Iraq war inquiry to resume public hearings – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2010 in inquiries, Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War will resume public hearings today after a break of nearly four months because of the general election.”

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The Independent, 29th June 2010

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£8m: Britain’s compensation bill for dead and injured Iraqis – The Independent

Posted June 16th, 2010 in compensation, Iraq, news, victims, war by sally

“The Government has paid off more than 1,000 innocent Iraqis hit by botched British military operations that resulted in deaths, injuries and major damage to property.”

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The Independent, 16th June 2010

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AWOL soldier loses sentence appeal – The Independent

Posted April 22nd, 2010 in appeals, armed forces, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, war by sally

“A soldier who went absent without leave as he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his nine-month sentence today.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

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