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At 18:56 19/03/03, Julie wrote: >On the subject of soldiers and the law, if this war is illegal under >international law, does that then make any British soldier who goes guilty >of a war crime? Does obeying orders count as a defence, and conversely, do >soldiers have the right under military law to disobey orders that might, >say, involve them attacking civilians? If the answer to both is no, then >soldiers would seem to be in a Catch-22 situation. > >Julie Julie, In 1991 Vic Williams, defended by Helena Kennedy, was court martialed for leaving his post - while *AWOL* the guy was making speeches at anti-war rallies :) - and eventually (11 September 1991 - if I remember correctly) was jailed for 14 months. Google should reveal more info. abt his defence. It's very unlikely that anybody on the side of *the good guys* will end up in the ICJ. And I don't suppose they'd be too keen on having Saddam reveal how he was armed either. rgds Dermot >--On Wednesday, March 19, 2003 10:28 AM +0000 "Chris.Williams" ><Chris.Williams@open.ac.uk> wrote: > >> And, as ever, the moment I'd sent this off, I finally dug out the answer. >>It's two years if convicted in Crown Court, three months if in a >>magistrates' court. I love human rights, me. >> >>Chris >> >>-----Original Message----- >>From: Chris.Williams >>To: 'casi-discuss ' >>Sent: 19/03/2003 10:07 >>Subject: [casi] Query on incitement to mutiny >> >> I'm not a lawyer, but for some reason or other I need to know how UK >>law >>currently stands on the issue of calling upon members of the armed >>forces to >>desert or mutiny. Can anyone on the list tell me, or point me in the >>right >>direction? >> >>Chris _______________________________________________ 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