Law lords to rule whether decision to invade Iraq warrants inquiry News & Analysis

By Kristopher A. Nelson
in February 2008

100 words / 1 min.
Guardian - Law lords to rule whether decision to invade Iraq warrants inquiry: Questions about the legality of Tony Blair’s decision to join the US in invading Iraq will come under the spotlight before a rarely convened panel of nine law lords in Britain’s highest court next week. Rose Gentle and Beverley Clarke, the mothers […]


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Guardian – Law lords to rule whether decision to invade Iraq warrants inquiry:

Questions about the legality of Tony Blair’s decision to join the US in invading Iraq will come under the spotlight before a rarely convened panel of nine law lords in Britain’s highest court next week.

Rose Gentle and Beverley Clarke, the mothers of two 19-year-old soldiers killed in Iraq, will ask the judges to order the government to set up an independent inquiry into whether it took sufficient steps to satisfy itself that the war was legal before launching the invasion in 2003.


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