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Re: [casi] Voices in the Wilderness Iraq Peace Team/twinning initiatives?

Cathy Aitchison wrote:
>Presumably it's illegal for any British towns to participate under
>sanctions, but is anyone trying to organise something now, or did anyone
>have links in place before 1991 which have been kept up?

Nothing in the sanctions regime (illegal as it is) makes it illegal for any
British town to participate.

I believe that this kind of action has been left out by anti-sanctions groups,
presumabley out of mistaken belief that the sanctions are legal and that nothing
can be done.
Why hasn't any group challenged the legality of the actions of governments
regarding the application of sanctions against Iraq, which different legal experts
believe to be illegal? Why hasn't any case been brought to court?
Perhaps such a case would not be won, because the legal process would be
obstructed by governments through different excuses (national security, etc..).
But the mere fact that such a case is brought before a court might stir the media
and eventually people.

The opinions of Mr. Elias Davidsson on this issue (posted earlier to this
list) would be an excellent guideline for such actions. If, that is, there is the
will to challenge sanctions in ways other than words....

So is there??


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