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The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008

14 January 2014, 12:00 am
by Public Interest Lawyers, ECCHR
Background:
On 10 January, 2014, ECCHR and Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) from Birmingham, UK, will submit a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (OTP) in The Hague against high-ranking UK military and civilian state officials including the former Secretary of State for Defence and Minister of State for the Service Personnel. The communication presents evidence for the systematic and widespread use of techniques of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of Iraqi detainees by UK forces between 2003 and 2008. We will present our key findings at the event.
 
Speakers:
Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University and author of ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’
Wolfgang Kaleck, Founder and General Secretary of the European Centre for Constitutional Human Rights
Phil Shiner, Founder of and Principal solicitor at Public Interest Lawyers

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