Accountability for British War Crimes in Iraq? Examining the Nexus between International and National Justice Responses
Funder: British Academy
Duration: 01/09/2016 - 20/09/2017
Staff Involved: Dr Thomas Obel Hansen
The project has led to a number of academic and other outputs, including paper presentations at international conference and workshop; and a academic publication published in a leading monograph edited by leading academics working on ICC’s preliminary examinations: “Accountability for British War Crimes in Iraq? Examining the Nexus between International and National Justice Responses”, in Morten Bergsmo and Carsten Stahn, Quality Control in Preliminary Examination: Reviewing Impact, Policies and Practices, TOAEP, 2018. Additionally, to advance impact, the principal investigator published a number of policy briefs, short articles and comments, including: 1) “Policy Choices, Dilemmas and Risks in the ICC’s Iraq-UK Preliminary Examination”, FICHL Policy Brief Series, No. 83, November 2017; 2) “Will there ever be accountability for war crimes in Iraq?”, Just News, September 2017; 3) “In Pursuit of Accountability for War Crimes in Iraq”, Global Politics, September 2017; 4) International Criminal Court indictments of U.S. Officials are not Impossible”, JustSecurity, January 2018. The findings of the project have also been disseminated in major media outlets, including in a forthcoming article in The Guardian.