Archive for January, 2013

Is Britain guilty of systemic torture in Iraq?

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Sunday, January 20, 2013

By Chris Ames Is the question posed by an article in the Observer by Ed Vulliamy and, as the piece explains, is the main question “before a judicial review hearing at the high court in London next week in a claim seeking to demonstrate that Britain broke international laws of war by pursuing a policy [...]

Just get on with it!

By Chris Ames - Last updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013

by Chris Ames In today’s Observer, Catherine Bennett has a piece headed “Chilcot’s continuing silence on Iraq is an affront to us all”. The gist of the piece is not just frustration at the continuing delays, noticeable as the tenth anniversary of the invasion approaches, but a refusal to accept Chilcot’s excuses, including the suggestion [...]