UK referred to International Criminal Court for war crimes in Iraq [World Socialist Website]

By Jean Shaoul
3 June 2014

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has accepted the complaint lodged in January alleging that UK military personnel committed war crimes against Iraqis in their custody between 2003 and 2008. She has ordered a preliminary investigation.

It is the first step into a possible criminal prosecution against Britain’s political and military leaders, including politicians, senior civil servants, lawyers, Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Defence Intelligence, who bear ultimate responsibility for systematic abuse of detainees in Iraq…

Excerpted; full article link: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/03/iraq-j03.html

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