author={Ayça Çubukçu},
  pages={422 - 442}
  • A. Çubukçu
  • Published 1 September 2011
  • Political Science
  • Interventions
Abstract Within the tradition of ‘civil society tribunals’, the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) was an unprecedented endeavour in global scale, scope, structure and sophistication. Embedded within the global antiwar movement from 2003 to 2005, the WTI's praxis is provocative on several counts. While addressing the entanglement of cosmopolitan human rights ideals with imperial politics, this essay reflects on competing grammars of justice and legitimacy imagined by WTI activists in response to the… 
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In the wake of the 2003 intervention and occupation of Iraq, a coalition of activists from around the world initiated an international citizens' tribunal to investigate possible crimes perpetrated
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  • S. Chesterman
  • Political Science
    Ethics & International Affairs
  • 2004
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