Monday, 27 September 2010

The Truth That Is Courtenay Griffiths

"There are no fewer than five African leaders awaiting trial at the International Criminal Court.... How is it possible that in 2010 we have a situation where every indicted individual at the International Criminal Court is African and every investigation is, guess where, Africa?....Look, I am not suggesting that African leaders should not be on trial, but I do think that everyone has to be equal before international law....Why is it that the Tony Blairs and the George W Bushes of the world are not being investigated for conducting an illegal war? I am a defence lawyer, but if Blair came to The Hague, I would definitely have to switch sides and do some prosecuting."

Courtney Griffiths, Charles Taylor's defence lawyer 
speaking on the possibility of defending Robert Mugabe 
if the opportunity ever arose.


Anonymous said...

I agree with Griffiths. However, the problem is that Blair part of the establishment and Charles Taylor is not. Liberia and Sierra Leone managed to get Taylor to ICC was because of support from outside, but in the case of Blair, who has the guts to cross him? What are the realistic chances of seeing Tony Blair at The Hague? Chilcot produced nothing, it was a waste of tax dollars.


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