Truthout - Ex-Prime Minister and post-Downing Street millionaire Tony Blair, to celebrate the publication of his book "A Journey," held a "signing" session at Waterstones, Piccadilly on September 8. That this man, responsible for taking us into an illegal war, playing his part in the ruination of an ancient country because he "believed he was right," should advertise himself in this way has caused outrage. Time, I think, to look at where we - and Blair - actually stand in terms of what we can and cannot do to call him to account.
What hope for international law?
We have spent years constructing that body of treaties, statutes and conventions known as international law, only to ignore it when it is most needed. How often has any state - or rather, any powerful Western state - been brought to account for breaching international law? And how many exempt themselves from the laws while insisting others abide by them? Read more.