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Dear list members, Karima Bennoune, a visiting professor at the Univerisity of Michigan's law school and a former legal adviser to Amnesty International, has an article in the European Journal of International Law issue earlier this year devoted to issues surrounding Iraq (see http://www.ejil.org/journal/Vol13/No1/index.html). On p. 253, he writes that: <quote begins> Beyond mere humanitarian concern, it is important to view the impact of the sanctions in human rights terms. Perhaps most importantly, the sanctions have devoured that most central of all human rights, the right to life, by impeding provision of essential medical care or drugs, clean water and adequate nutrition. <quote ends> He goes on to describe how the sanctions have also "undermined the enjoyment of the full panoply of economic, social and cultural rights." I quote from the passage above, though, as it seems to bear on the AI mandate debate that we discussed on this list earlier in the year. Best, Colin Rowat work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham | Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | web.bham.ac.uk/c.rowat | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 | (+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) | firstname.lastname@example.org personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) | (707) 221 3672 (US fax) | email@example.com _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk