Hundreds of Iraqis who were detained by UK forces during the Iraq war have described abuse and torture. Their testimonies show a pattern of violent beatings, sleep deprivation, lack of food, religious humiliation and sexual abuse. The UK has not genuinely investigated senior officials’ accountability for the abuses in Iraq. Therefore, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) is calling on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a formal investigation.
At this event, we will discuss why it is of crucial importance that the ICC investigates UK torture in Iraq. Focusing on the international law community in The Hague, the speakers will address the importance of the case for the ICC as an institution, the domestic British debate and views from the MENA region.
- William Schabas, Middlesex University
- Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, Oxford University
- Rupert Skilbeck, Redress
- Carla Ferstman, Essex University
- Nadim Houry, Arab Reform Initiative
- Wolfgang Kaleck, ECCHR
Registration is mandatory! Deadline is 25 September and no confirmation will be sent.