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As lawyers in the case against Tony Blair, this is why accountability on Iraq remains elusive

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 world

Tony Blair holds a press conference following the release of the Chilcot Enquiry. Photo: PA

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,…

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