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Res Publica

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 227–244 | Cite as

US Responsibility for War Crimes in Iraq

  • J. Angelo Corlett
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Abstract

This paper examines the recent actions by the United States in Iraq in the light of just war principles, and sets forth a program for holding accountable those most responsible for war crimes in Iraq.

Keywords

Compensation Proportionality Punishment Reparations Responsibility Retributivism War crimes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper was presented at the Conference on Punishing War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, University of Copenhagen, 20–21 September 2007. I am grateful to the conference organizer, Jesper Ryberg and other participants, including an anonymous referee for Res Publica for their insightful comments that assisted in the devising of this draft.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.San Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA

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