In 2012, Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu refused to share the stage withformer British Prime Minister Tony Blair and pulled out of a scheduled inter-national event in Johannesburg. Explaining his decision, he wrote that in order towage their immoral Iraq war, President George W. Bush and Blair ‘fabricated thegrounds to behave like playground bullies’ and left a legacy of death and destruc-tion. He pointedly asked why African leaders should be arraigned before the Inter-national Criminal Court (ICC) while Blair joins the international speakers’ circuit:in a consistent world, those responsible for this suffering and loss of life [inIraq] should be treading the same path as some of their African and Asianpeers who have been made to answer for their actions in the Hague.
|Title of host publication||Shifting Global Powers and International Law: Challenges and Opportunities|
|Editors||Rowena Maguire, Bridget Lewis and Charles Sampford|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK and New York, USA|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|