This website is maintained as an archive of
sanctions-related documents and other materials by the
Iraq Analysis Group. IAG provides listings of information sources on post-invasion Iraq, and also
writes analysis and briefings, all found at
The Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq (CASI) aimed
to raise awareness of the effects of sanctions on Iraq, and campaigned
on humanitarian grounds for the lifting of non-military sanctions.
With the lifting of sanctions in May 2003, the campaign has now been dissolved.
This website is maintained as an archive of information relating to the
sanctions and Iraq before this date. CASI did not support or have ties to the government
"if the substantial reduction in child mortality throughout Iraq
during the 1980s had continued through the 1990s, there would have been
half a million fewer deaths of children under-five in the country
as a whole during the eight year period 1991 to 1998" Unicef,
12 August 1999.
"We are in the process of destroying an entire society. It
is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral."
Denis Halliday, after resigning as
first UN Assistant Secretary General and Humanitarian Coordinator in
Iraq, The Independent, 15 October 1998
(as of 18th October 2003)
- CASI dissolves and forms new
organisation. At an EGM on 18th October, the Campaign
Against Sanctions on Iraq was formally dissolved. Former members
of CASI have since established a new research
organisation, the Iraq
Group, which provides information and
analysis on post-invasion Iraq.
- Transfer of the Oil for Food programme: document collection
of Peter Brooke's compilations of Iraq news (updated 23 November 2003)
resolution 1511, authorising a multinational force in
Iraq, along with several earlier drafts (16 October 2003)
report of the FAO/WFP Crop, food supply and nutrition assessment
mission to Iraq (23 September 2003)
- Extended page of information about
the US authority in Iraq, including a thematic listing and summaries
of all CPA orders
Shiites Under Occupation" (International Crisis Group report,
9 September 2003). Summary or full
- International Crisis Group report "Governing
Iraq" (25 August 2003). Read either the summary
or the full
- "Were sanctions right?", New
York Times magazine article by David Rieff (27 July 2003). Analysis
by Nathaniel Hurd in this CASI
discussion list posting.
- Report of the UN Secretary
General on conditions and UN activity in Iraq (17 July
- Annual mortality
rates and excess deaths of children under five in Iraq, 1991-98.
(by M. Ali, J. Blacker and G. Jones). Paper to be printed in Population
Studies, July 2003. Based on UNICEF 1999 mortality survey, estimates
that 400-500,000 excess deaths occurred as a result of the Gulf War
and its aftermath. (added 03 July 2003)
- CASI press release: NGO welcomes lifting
of sanctions, calls on UN to learn from mistakes (22 May 2003)
- UN lifts sanctions - UN
statement. The full
text of the resolution can be found here.
(22 May 2003)
- New CASI briefing, Hearts and Minds:
Aid and reconstruction in Iraq (16 April 2003).
- Internal UN planning documents
on the humanitarian impact of war on Iraq (December 2002 - January 2003)
- Other recent additions to the website are recorded on the What's
CASI is a registered society at the University
of Cambridge, England.