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Defence chief enlists academic who argued legality of Iraq invasion
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August 31, 2007

Defence chief enlists academic who argued legality of Iraq invasion

By BRUCE CHEADLE

OTTAWA (CP) - The Canadian government has hired a controversial international academic to argue that Canada's military has no obligation to accord Afghan detainees Canadian-style legal rights.


Christopher Greenwood, a professor of international law at the London School of Economics, submitted an opinion in mid-August to the Federal Court, which is hearing an application by Amnesty International to halt all prisoner transfers by Canadian soldiers to Afghan authorities. Greenwood was the author of a 2002 legal opinion commissioned by the British government entitled "The Legality of Using Force Against Iraq." He concluded an invasion was justified on the grounds of a 1990 UN Security Council resolution, and also on the grounds of self defence if Britain could show the threat of an imminent Iraqi attack.

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