LSE Review of Books: Ayça Çubukçu, For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on Iraq (University of Pennsylvania Press 2018).

Demir E.

Other, pp.1, 2019

  • Publication Type: Other Publication / Other
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


In For the Love of Humanity: The World Tribunal on IraqAyça Çubukçu illustrates how different and sometimes colliding understandings of justice, human rights, legitimacy and international law co-existed in response to the Iraq occupation through the case of the World Tribunal on Iraq, which sought to document and provide grounds for adjudicating war crimes committed by the US, the UK and their allied forces during the Iraq War. The combination of ethnographic insight and meticulous engagement with political and legal theories makes this a compelling read, recommends Ebru Demir.