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Full Narration of Facts from the Spanish legal case: US genocide in Iraq

The following is the introduction to a legal case filed 6 October 2009 before the Audiencia Nacional in Spain against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq. The case was filed under laws of universal jurisdiction.

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Wikileaks Iraq War Logs: Legal Action is Unavoidable

We believe that only by coordinated action can those responsible for US and UK crimes in Iraq be made accountable. We therefore call for the formation of an international coalition of lawyers, legal specialists and antiwar and anti-occupation progressive forces to realise this obligation.

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Iraq: 19 years of intended destruction

Having supported and participated with others in reviving the efficacy of people’s tribunals as a moral response to imperial war, we turned to — and encourage others to move towards — legal and judicial action. Why?

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Statement on the closure of the legal case for Iraq in Spain: Call for coordinated action

Public enquiries on the decision to wage war on Iraq that are silent about the crimes committed, the victims involved, and provide for no sanction, whatever their outcome, are not enough. Illegal acts should entail consequences: the dead and the harmed deserve justice.

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Introduction from the Spanish legal case

The following is the introduction to a legal case filed 6 October 2009 before the Audiencia Nacional in Spain against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq. The case was filed under laws of universal jurisdiction.

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For justice for Iraq: Legal case filed against 4 US presidents and 4 UK prime ministers

Today the Spanish Senate, acting to confirm a decision already taken under pressure from powerful governments accused of grave crimes, will limit Spain’s laws of universal jurisdiction. Yesterday, ahead of the change of law, a legal case was filed at the Audiencia Nacional against four United States presidents and four United Kingdom prime ministers for commissioning, condoning and/or perpetuating multiple war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Iraq.

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