International Law and the War on Iraq

Publication - 17 February, 2003
The US and UK governments have claimed the right to invade Iraq even without a second UN resolution. They claim Iraq is a threat to world peace and security and that they are entitled to take preventive unilateral military action. Contrary to these claims, international legal experts from around the world are arguing that without a further Security Council Resolution specifically authorizing the use of force such an attack would be illegal.

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