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Hi all, Has anybody got hold of the text (either English or Greek) of that legal complaint? PLus: "The ICC has already rejected almost 40 cases over the war in Iraq." Does someone know any specifics about those rejections? Many thanks in advance. Best Andreas ------------ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3101697.stm Published: 2003/07/28 10:22:30 GMT Lawyers to sue Blair over war By Richard Galpin BBC Athens correspondent Top lawyers from Greece are travelling to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday to file a lawsuit against senior UK officials. They will accuse the prime minister and other senior members of the government and military of breaching international law by attacking Iraq. The Athens Bar Association (ABA) believes it has strong evidence and is seeking the indictment of Mr Blair. The ABA will file the lawsuit with the prosecutor of the ICC who will then have to decide whether it merits further investigation. The court was established to try cases of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. Among those named in the lawsuit are Mr Blair, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. The Greek lawyers announced in May they would try to take legal action against the British Government and military. They said the war in Iraq breached international treaties such as the Charter of the United Nations, the Geneva Conventions and the ICC's own Statute. But the British Government has always argued that the invasion of Iraq was in accordance with international law. The Greek case has several hurdles to clear before proceeding at the ICC. After the prosecutor has reached his conclusion, three judges must also decide whether the court has jurisdiction. The ICC has already rejected almost 40 cases over the war in Iraq. _______________________________________________ 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