January 22, 2009

Meeting on UK's complicity in Israel's war crimes in Gaza





Subject: THE GAZA CRISIS - A LEGAL RESPONSE

Speaker: Phil Shiner (Public Interest Lawyers)

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London W1H 4LP (nearest tube: Edgware Rd / Marble Arch)

Date: 6.45-8.45pm, Friday 23rd January 2009


The City Circle is proud to host Phil Shiner, a Partner at Public Interest Lawyers, a leading authority on International Law and state responsibility, to provide a detailed legal analysis on the recent invasion of Gaza by the Israeli military machine and to provide an examination of the range of potential legal remedies available.

Phil sets out a clear argument that there is a separate UK issue of state responsibility which arises from the International Law Commission's articles on state responsibility which are reflected in paragraph 159 of the ICJ's advisory opinion on The Wall from July 2004, which provides the opportunity for bringing legal action against the British Government for its failure to go far enough to act to prevent the recent massacre.

Additionally there is an argument that must be put now that the UK which has massively increased its arms related licences to Israel in the first quarter of 2008 is guilty of assisting in the commission of war crimes.



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