The courts have ruled Blair won’t be prosecuted on Iraq. It isn’t just Blair-baiters who should worry about this decision; it is everyone who fears a lawless worldby Michael Mansfield QC and Antonia Benfield / July 31, 2017 / Leave a comment
The High Court has brought to an end the hope of prosecuting Tony Blair, Jack Straw and Peter Goldsmith for the crime of aggression in invading Iraq in 2003. The invasion and subsequent occupation resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, the displacement of over 4 million others, and has left the country and region in a state of chronic instability. Yet the High Court has, in ruling against the Claimant, General Al Rabbat, confirmed that there is to be no accountability. Those responsible are to remain unpunished.