The world tribunal on Iraq : making the case against war /
edited by Müge Gürsoy Sökmen ; introductions by Arundhati Roy and Richard Falk.
1st American ed.
Northampton, Mass. : Olive Branch Press, 2008.
xi, 562 p.
1566566835 (pbk.), 9781566566834 (pbk.)
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Northampton, Mass. : Olive Branch Press, 2008.
1566566835 (pbk.)
9781566566834 (pbk.)
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Translation of: Irak dünya mahkemesi--CIP data view.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI), self-described as a kind of people's court, juried by writers and activists (e.g., Arundhati Roy) who were deeply concerned over the war in Iraq--that is, strictly speaking it does not possess the objectivity of a court--convened global sessions from 2003 to 2005, in response to a mass media that it felt was not sufficiently covering the ramifications and results of the war. The WTI itself received little mass media coverage. Thus this haunting book is much needed to provide the WTI's array of first-rate analyses on the legal, moral, political, environmental, and socioeconomic implications of the Iraq War. Based on presentations made by the impressive number of scholars and activists at the WTI, whose culminating session was in Istanbul in 2005, the book provides a definitive compendium of assessments not frequently encountered in mainstream discussion of the Iraq War. The WTI, which was inspired by the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Vietnam, recorded war crimes committed against the Iraqi people and placed them in the context of broader crimes against humanity. Highly recommended for comprehensive coverage of the Iraq War in all academic and public libraries.--Nader Entessar, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Opening Speechesp. 1
Opening Speech of the Spokesperson of the Jury of Consciencep. 2
Opening Speech on Behalf of the Panel of Advocatesp. 5
First Session: The Role of International Law and Institutionsp. 13
The Illegality of Preventive Attack and Unilateral Use of Forcep. 14
The Conduct of the UN before and after the 2003 Invasionp. 29
The History of US and UK Interventions in Iraqp. 35
The Doctrine of Humanitarian Intervention and the Neocolonial Implications of Its Revival in Our Unipolar Worldp. 50
Empire's Law and Human Rights as Swords of Empirep. 76
Law's Empire and Empire's Lawlessness: Beyond the Anglo-American Lawp. 84
The Violation of the Will of the Global Antiwar Movement as a Crime against Peacep. 90
Second Session: The Responsibility of Governmentsp. 97
Turkey's Situation and Politics in the US's Assault on Iraqp. 98
The Responsibility of Arab Governments in the War on Iraqp. 108
The Responsibility of European Governmentsp. 114
The Role of the "Coalition of the Willing" in the Violation of International Law and Universal Human Rightsp. 120
Third Session: The Accountability of the Mediap. 133
Economic-Political Connections of Mediap. 134
Media Wrongs against Humanityp. 141
The Moral Responsibility of War Journalismp. 156
Media Wrongs against Truth and Humanityp. 162
The Quest for an Alternative Mediap. 174
Fourth Session: The Invasion and Occupation of Iraqp. 179
Testimony on War Crimes and the Recent Situation in Iraqp. 180
The Use of Depleted Uranium (DU) Weaponsp. 188
The Health Effects of DU Weapons in Iraqp. 209
The UN and Its Conduct during the Invasion and Occupation of Iraqp. 212
Gender-Based Violencep. 221
The Ruin of Daily Lifep. 224
The Conduct of the US Armyp. 228
Detentions and Prison Conditionsp. 235
Collective Punishmentp. 238
"Shock and Awe" Therapy: How the US is Attempting to Control Iraq's Oil and Pry Open Its Economyp. 240
The Iraqi Legal System under the Occupationp. 264
The Transfer of Power in Iraqp. 268
The Privatization of Warp. 280
The Occupation as Prisonp. 302
Covert Practices in the US War on Terror and the Implications for International Law: The Guantanamo Examplep. 308
Testimony on Fallujap. 314
Human-Rights Violations and the Disappeared in Iraqp. 317
Human Rights and the US/UK Illegal Attack on Iraqp. 321
Fifth Session: Cultural Heritage, Environment, and World Resourcesp. 329
The Destruction of Cultural Heritage: A Report from the Istanbul Initiativep. 330
Testimony on the Destruction of Cultural Heritagep. 336
The Ecological Implications of the Warp. 340
Environmental Damage of Military Operations during the Invasion of Iraq (2003-2005)p. 353
Sixth Session: The Global Security Environment and Future Alternativesp. 363
Militarism and the Culture of Violencep. 364
Gender and War: The Plight of Iraqi Womenp. 371
Creating Racism and Intolerancep. 399
The Militarization of Economy and the Economy of Militarizationp. 404
The Relationship between Iraq, Palestine, and Israelp. 409
Polarization and the Narrowing Scope of Political Alternativesp. 417
Collateral Damage: The Mexican Examplep. 422
Human Security vs. State Securityp. 430
Next Steps for the Peace Movementp. 441
Towards a New Political Imaginaryp. 448
Alternatives for an Alternative Futurep. 465
The WTI as an Alternative: An Experimental Assertionp. 468
Closing Speechesp. 485
Closing Speech on Behalf of the Panel of Advocatesp. 486
Closing Speech on Behalf of the Jury of Consciencep. 490
Declaration of the Jury of Consciencep. 492
International Lawp. 502
List of Legal Documentsp. 510
List of WTI Sessions Held Worldwidep. 512
Notesp. 515
Biographies of the Contributorsp. 548
Biographies of the Jury of Consciencep. 559
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