Between Iraq and a Hard Place: A Critique of the British Government's Narrative on UN Economic Sanctions

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Abstract

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 contributionBetween Iraq and a Hard Place: A Critique of the British Government's Narrative on UN Economic Sanctions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-56
Number of pages10
JournalReview of International Studies
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Campaign against Sanctions on Iraq
Other: CASI Conference Proceedings, Sanctions on Iraq: Background, Consequences, Strategies

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