The United States’ attack on Iraq in 2003 initiated a confrontation between two diverging understandings of humanity’s future. On the one hand, there was the imperialist model that applied its own criteria ignoring law and international organizations. On the other hand, the federalist model, embodied by the United Nations and international law, was supported by civil society with the most remarkable demonstrations of the last years. In this context, José de Couso’s death acquires a particular meaning: it becomes a worldwide symbol of freedom of information and the right to know the truth. The journalist’s death resulted in a long and tortuous legal process in Spain that tried to clear up the circumstances of his death and demand accountability for it. In this book, experts and scientists belonging to the legal field of international law and international humanitarian law analyze the framework of Iraq’s armed conflict and José de Couso’s case.
A. Galinsoga Jordà (ed.)
El conflicto de Iraq y el Derecho Internacional. El caso Couso
|Coeditor:||Universidade de Santiago de Compostela La Paeria-Ajuntament de Lleida|
|Format:||17 x 24 cm|