The following is an archived copy of a message sent to a Discussion List run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

Views expressed in this archived message are those of the author, not of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.

[Main archive index/search] [List information] [Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: [casi] Interviewing Inspectors Follow-up

Hi Andrew,

Security Council resolutions generally are not primarily concerned with
individuals' rights and responsibilities.  Instead, their focus tends to be
on those of national governments and other bodies (e.g. the Taliban, or

The terrorism resolution passed after 11 September has created some
difficulties in its establishment of lists of suspected terrorists: What
controls are there over the means by which names are added to that list?
What right of appeal do people named have?  What recompense in the event of
having been falsely named?

1441 also has implications for individual rights, as you note.  Unmovic and
the IAEA have not wanted to act as 'abduction agencies'.  At the same time,
an inability to interview scientists in safe environments reduces
inspections' effectiveness.

All this is further complicated by the Iraqi government's very clear signals
that it disapproves of scientists leaving the country.


Colin Rowat

work | Room 406, Department of Economics | The University of Birmingham |
Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK | | (+44/0) 121 414 3754 |
(+44/0) 121 414 7377 (fax) |

personal | (+44/0) 7768 056 984 (mobile) | (+44/0) 7092 378 517 (fax) |
(707) 221 3672 (US fax) |

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of
> Sent: 17 January 2003 3:05 PM
> To:
> Subject: [casi] Interviewing Inspectors Follow-up
> OK...I was mistaken about Resolution 1441. Thanks to everyone for the
> clarification! I had another question. What would happen if an Iraqi
> scientist refused to be questioned outside of Iraq or asked to be
> questioned
> in the presence of Iraqi officials? Does 1441 give the IAEA or UNMOVIC the
> right to forcibly remove an Iraqi scientist, physicist, etc. from Iraq
> against the person's will or does 1441 stipulate solely that the Iraq
> government cannot prevent the IAEA or UNMOVIC from questioning an Iraqi
> outside Iraq? Thanks!
>                     Andrew Kahn

Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq.
To unsubscribe, visit
To contact the list manager, email
All postings are archived on CASI's website:

[Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq Homepage]