Impunity and International Rule of Law in Iraq

The war in Iraq ‘officially’ ended, at least they said so….but which are the consequences of waging illegal war and who will be responsible for one and half Iraqi deaths? This goes both to state responsibility, but as well as individual criminal responsibility. Would US as such and individuals be brought to trial for the heinous crimes committed in Iraq? The author of the text suggests the following: ‘Western governments and their leaders who have just as often, or more often, committed international crimes for which they have not been punished’. Therefore, its clear what will happen or not happen, adding the fact that US is not part of ICC Statute , the international court would not have jurisdiction. Remains individual countries to trigger the universal jurisdiction, but this is also unlikely due to various reasons.


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