British Invasion of Iraq Was Illegal: Ex-govt Lawyer

By Alice Ritchie

"I considered that the use of force against Iraq in March 2003 was contrary to international law," Michael Wood, chief legal advisor to the Foreign Office between 1999 and 2006, told the Chilcot inquiry in London. "In my opinion, that use of force had not been authorised by the Security Council, and had no other legal basis in international law."

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24501.htm



Wanted: Tony Blair for War Crimes

By George Monbiot

Chilcot and the courts won't do it, so it is up to us to show that we won't let an illegal act of mass murder go unpunished.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24503.htm



UK lawyer: Iraq war was illegal

He also told the hearing in London that Jack Straw, the then foreign secretary, had dismissed his advice that the war was not legal without a UN resolution.

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Jack Straw ignored advice the Iraq invasion would be illegal, Foreign Office law chief tells Chilcot inquiry

Top lawyer tells of his amazement at Foreign Secretary's refusal to accept advice : Every lawyer in the Foreign Office agreed that invading Iraq would be illegal.

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Iraq war was a crime of aggression

The damning verdict of top Whitehall lawyers which No.10 refused to accept.
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Thousands will protest at Tony Blair's Iraq inquiry appearance

Lindsey German, co-ordinator of the Stop the War Coalition, said: "We are calling on everyone who opposes Britain's foreign wars to do their best to be there."

//stopwar.org.uk/content/view/1715/27/


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