Prof. Ayça Çubukçu (LSE) presenting her new book, For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq.
You are cordially welcomed to the second of our talks under the rubric of ‘Global Middle East’', organised by the Goldsmiths' Centre for Postcolonial Studies.
Prof. Ayça Çubukçu (LSE) will be presenting her new book: For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).
On February 15, 2003, millions of people around the world demonstrated against the war that the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies were planning to wage in Iraq. Despite this being the largest protest in the history of humankind, the war on Iraq began the next month. That year, the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) emerged from the global antiwar movement that had mobilized against the invasion and subsequent occupation. Like the earlier tribunal on Vietnam convened by Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre, the WTI sought to document—and provide grounds for adjudicating—war crimes committed by the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allied forces during the Iraq war.
Through critical analysis of the global debate surrounding one of the early twenty-first century's most significant world events, For the Love of Humanity addresses the challenges of forging global solidarity against imperialism and makes a case for reevaluating the relationships between law and violence, empire and human rights, and cosmopolitan authority and political autonomy.
Prof. Ayça Çubukçu is Associate Professor in Human Rights at LSE and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights.
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|13 Dec 2018||5:30pm - 7:30pm|
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