The Governance of Britain – War Powers and Treaties: Limiting Executive Powers – Ministry of Justice

Posted October 26th, 2007 in armed forces, constitutional law, parliament, treaties, war by sally

“This consultation document seeks views on the role of Parliament in decisions to commit the armed forces to armed conflict abroad and on the ratification of treaties. It follows on from the ‘Governance of Britain’ green paper.”

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Ministry of Justice, 25th October 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Legal basis for war may be disclosed in future – The Times

Posted July 27th, 2007 in attorney general, news, prosecutions, war by sally

“The Attorney-General could in future have to explain before Parliament the legal basis for going to war, under reforms proposed yesterday. He or she could also give up any role in deciding prosecutions.”

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The Times, 26th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lords to look at legality of Iraq war – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2007 in armed forces, Iraq, news, war by sally

“Britain’s highest court is to hear a case which could force the government to hold an independent inquiry into the way the attorney general reached his conclusion that the war in Iraq would be lawful. The law lords have agreed to hear an appeal by the mothers of two soldiers killed in Iraq, who argue that the government violated their sons’ right to life by rushing into war on inadequate legal grounds.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The Big Question: What are the precedents for holding an inquiry into the war? – The Independent

Posted June 12th, 2007 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Conservatives called a debate in the House of Commons yesterday to demand an inquiry into the Iraq war. They did not specify when the inquiry should take place; but they wanted MPs to agree in principle to hold one, pointing to the precedent set after the Falklands War, 25 years ago. William Hague, speaking for the Conservatives, claimed that an inquiry was ‘essential to restoring public trust and confidence in the Government’.”

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The Independent, 12th June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pressure mounts for war inquiry – The Independent

Posted June 11th, 2007 in Iraq, news, war by sally

“The Government will come under fresh pressure today to order a full inquiry into the Iraq war and the mistakes made since the 2003 invasion.”

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The Independent, 11th June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs support war-powers proposals – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2007 in news, royal prerogative, war by sally

“MPs have approved moves to give Parliament the final say on whether British troops should be sent to war.” 

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BBC News, 16th May 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk