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Legality of Hyperlinks

Legality of Hyperlinks

I, for one, while writing, picture the intended audience and the beneficiaries (wishful thinking). This article talks about the legality of hyperlinks, taking a leap from trademarks we jump to the next but a slightly tangled trajectory of Intellectual property Law. Copyrights are about ideas, they say ideas are bullet proof but with all my […]

Preliminary decree in partition suit and role of Commissioner

Preliminary decree in partition suit and role of Commissioner

In a partition suit, preliminary decree is passed. An execution petition is filed by the plaintiff before the court. Court allows for it and appoints a commissioner in furtherance of the same. However, objections are filed against the execution of the decree and for the recall of preliminary decree, by the defendant. Court allows for […]

Filing for trademark in India

Filing for trademark in India

In today’s materialistic world where intangible standards of quality such as the goodwill and the brand value of a certain product matter than the tangible quality of the product itself, when the common folk, the youth, dances to the tunes of wakhra swag shunning the idea of running after the brand tags but savagely contradicting […]

Material alterations to a Cheque

Material alterations to a Cheque

We received multiple requests to consider doing a post on material alterations to a Cheque than confining ourselves to just alterations in the signature. In this post we look at various issues that arise out of altering a Cheque…let’s get started! What constitutes material alteration of a Cheque once it has been signed? What changes […]

Cheque bounce Case (Altered presumption of acquittal by sessions court)

Cheque bounce Case (Altered presumption of acquittal by sessions court)

Now let’s alter the presumption. Presumption here is that Sessions court has acquitted the individual after he was convicted by the trial court. In case of acquittal by session court, section 378 of CrPC will come into play. Under sub-section 4, a private individual may by an application made to HC ask for grants special leave […]


Finally the wait for the Chilcot report is over. The report which took 7 years to be completed finds Britain’s role in the invasion and occupation of Iraq as unnecessary. But is the report conclusive of anything and what does it mean for the then Prime Minister of the UK?

Well the report finds that the UK used its special relationship with the U.S. to restrain and advise President George W. Bush in the run-up to conflict. The report blames flawed intelligence on the weapons of mass destruction theory and also assesses inadequate post-war planning. The report looks into the then PM of the UK how he didn’t inform his cabinet about the plans for invasion which he discussed earlier with the President of the U.S.

The report goes on to analyze Mr. Blair’s radical shift in how to deal with Saddam Hussein with first he calling for a policy of containment after the 9/11 and in July 2002, he famously in his private memo to Mr. Bush declares that he will be with him no matter what! This memo is just one of many memos sent by Mr. Blair to Mr. Bush, while keeping his ministers and military commanders in the dark.

Mr. Blair who claims after the invasion that he acted in good faith and that he can be criticized for errors in judgment and he cannot be accused of misleading the public by deceit has been all shattered by the Chilcot report.

The report dismisses the Mr. Blair’s action of invading Iraq as it was the last resort and pointed out that all the peaceful options weren’t exhausted for disarming Saddam Hussein and finds Mr. Blair culpable of invasion of Iraq.

The report also notes that the legal basis for military action wasn’t satisfactory at all and in taking the action to invade Iraq, the U.K. undermined the authority of the United Nations Security Council.

The report then finally examines the inadequate planning and preparations for the post-Saddam period. The final nail in the coffin that it puts is with its conclusion that the government of the U.K. failed to achieve the objectives it set out by invading Iraq and as a consequence of its decision it led to more than 200 deaths of the British Citizen along with more than 100,000 causalities of Iraqi citizens along with millions getting displaced, the figures which continue to rise till today. These facts are difficult to be denied by.

The inquiry wasn’t conducted to make a legal case against the former PM but to ascertain the facts and the objectives which led to the U.K. going to the war. But the painful reality is that the invasion of Iraq by the U.K. and the U.S. on the false premises has led to many civilian deaths, rise of the ISIS, a civil war along with the recent refugee crisis and has made the local people suffer every day which no justice can undo.

Hopefully the report will be looked into and the former PM’s decision not to consult the cabinet before taking decisions with the U.S. president will be avoided in the future.


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