In this article I outline the case made by the British government for UN economic sanctions on Iraq, and indicate many of the silences in, and counters to, it. When these silences and counters are taken into consideration, the British government's denial of any share of the responsibility for the devastation of Iraqi society becomes unsustainable. Iraqis have had their human rights violated on a vast scale not only by the regime but also by UN economic santions which have exacerbated the effects of the UN coalition's bombing of Iraq in 1991.
|Translated title of the contribution||Between Iraq and a Hard Place: A Critique of the British Government's Narrative on UN Economic Sanctions|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Review of International Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2002|
Bibliographical notePublisher: Campaign against Sanctions on Iraq
Other: CASI Conference Proceedings, Sanctions on Iraq: Background, Consequences, Strategies