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The Scourging of Iraq: Sanctions, Law and Natural Justice

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312161828
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/1996
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.83 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Simons is a freelance writer and former editor.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables * List of Figures * The Chronology of Genocide * Preface to the Second Edition * Preface * Acknowledgments * Introduction * The Legacy of War * The War * The Targets * The People * The Environment * The Desolation * The Chronology of Sanctions * The Chronology of Sanctions * The Disarmament Issue * The 706/712/986 Ploy * Targeting the Powerless * The Ravaged Environment * The Sanctions System * Suffer the Children * Suffer the Women * The Food Weapon * The Health Weapon * Epilogue * The Face of Genocide * The Sanctions Option * The League of and the United Nations * The US and Sanctions * Law and the Gulf * The Face of Genocide * Epilogue * The New Holocaust * Slow Extermination * Propaganda and 986 * 1990s Genocide * Superpower Isolation * Appendices * Security Council Resolutions 660 and 661 * EEC Declaration Concerning the Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait; and Council Resolution (EEC) No. 2340/90 * Security Council Resolution 687 * Security Council Resolution 707 and 715 * Security Council Resolutions 706, 712 and 986 * Rights of the Child, Note Verbale (January 16, 1995) from Iraq to UN Center for Human Rights, Geneva * The Impact of the Blackade on Iraq, Note Verbale (January 16, 1995) from Iraq to UN Center for Human Rights, Geneva--Extract * Malaysian Conference Resolution (May 1994) Against Economic Sanctions on Iraq * Protocol 1, Addition to the Geneva Conventions, 1977--Extract * Criminal Complaint Against the US by Ramsey Clark (November 14, 1996) Former Attorney General of the United States * Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide * Notes * Bibliography * Index
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