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The Role of International Law in UK Decision-making

Marc Weller

in Iraq and the Use of Force in International Law

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199595303
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595303.003.0006
The Role of International Law in UK Decision-making

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This chapter briefly reviews the UK-specific political context of the Iraq debate. It tracks the flow of legal advice up to the point of the invasion. It then analyzes particular issues relating to the way this advice was managed and acted upon (or not) by the Government.

Keywords: international law; UK; foreign policy; Iraq; defence policy; military action

Chapter.  23367 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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