International Law in the Theater: The Trial of Tony Blair
Jan-8-07 09:35 am
Monday's New York Times reports on a new play planned for the Tricycle Theatre in London:
[T]he Tricycle is assuming a still more activist role by instituting its own inquiry, this time into whether Prime Minister Tony Blair violated international law in 2003 when he joined Britain to the United States in invading Iraq without the explicit authorization of the United Nations Security Council.
Interesting in and of itself, but perhaps more interesting is the way in which the play is being written:
And how will the play end? The Times reports:
Phillippe Sands well-known to the international legal community as both a practitioner and scholar. He is the author of Lawless World: Making and Breaking of Global Rules. One would thus expect a very instructive-- even if controversial exploration of international law relating to the recourse to force.
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