Former attorney general calls Iraq invasion illegal

The US-led invasion of Iraq was illegal under international law, according to an article published in the latest edition of the Irish Law Times by the former president of the High Court and attorney general, Declan Costello.

4th February, 2006

The US-led invasion of Iraq was illegal under international law, according to an article published in the latest edition of the Irish Law Times by the former president of the High Court and attorney general, Declan Costello.

Costello argued that it was highly improbable that an international court would conclude that the use of force against Iraq was an exercise of the right of self defence permitted by international law. The US has said that...

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