Iraq and the case for Australian war crimes trials (by Chris Doran & Tim Anderson 2011)

This article presents the case for Australian war crimes trials, following Australian participation in the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent deaths of as many as a million Iraqi civilians. It focuses on jus in bello (war crimes) rather than jus ad bellum (just war). The article sets out the argument and rationale that Australian war crimes trials are needed. Having established the necessity, the article identifies two of the principal alleged atrocities for which Australian officials should be held criminally accountable. Continue reading “Iraq and the case for Australian war crimes trials (by Chris Doran & Tim Anderson 2011)”