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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?? HZ _________________________________________________________ Go see what people are talking about! Express your opinion with everyone on many topics in Maktoob Forum. http://www.maktoob.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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk