Why Australians should be prosecuted for war crimes in Iraq: Tim Wright, 2009

This article by Tim Wright (first published in the Alternative Law Journal, Volume 34, No.3, 2009) assesses whether there is a legal and factual basis for the International Criminal Court to investigate and prosecute Australian leaders and soldiers for war crimes committed in Iraq. It looks primarily at the participation of Australian armed forces in indiscriminate cluster bomb strikes and the second assault on Fallujah in 2004. While the evidence supporting action by the permanent court is strong, there appears to be little political will to put any western nationals on trial.