The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice

The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice

by Simons geoff, Geoff Simons
     
 

The Scourging of Iraq describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent economic sanctions on the Iraqi people. Evidence is presented to show that food and medicine are being denied to the civilian population, and that this involves a gross violation of the 1977 Protocol 1 addition to the 1949 Geneva Convention, which includes the words: "Starvation…  See more details below

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The Scourging of Iraq describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War and subsequent economic sanctions on the Iraqi people. Evidence is presented to show that food and medicine are being denied to the civilian population, and that this involves a gross violation of the 1977 Protocol 1 addition to the 1949 Geneva Convention, which includes the words: "Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited." Sanctions are considered in a historical, political and legal context, with particular attention to how the economic blockade may be seen as a criminal violation of UN resolutions and the UN Genocide Convention.

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Describes the impact of the 1991 Gulf War on the Iraqi people and land, demonstrating how the wartime suffering and devastation has been exacerbated since the imposition of an extreme sanctions regime. Presents evidence that food and medicine are being denied to the Iraqi people and that the US is using virtual biological warfare against a civilian population, and discusses the legal and political context of sanctions and the role of the US as a hegemonic power. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312161828
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.83(h) x 1.25(d)

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Geoff Simons is a freelance writer and former editor.

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