Lawyers seek money for dead Iraqis

#1
This from the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3684937.stm

A firm of lawyers in Birmingham are seeking compensation for the families of Iraqis killed during ops. They want MoD to accept responsibility for what they say are unlawful killings.

The firm is called 'Public Interest Lawyers' - any relation to the Daily Mirror?

I wonder if they would care to try and get the Saudi government to accept responsibility for the actions of their most famous citizen, Osama Bin Laden?
 
#2
Try any relation to Cherie Bliar and old TBliar (praise be upon his name!). Sounds like that good old Human rights charter getting used again.

So we go to war and have to pay the families of them that took up arms against us to boot!

As old Littlejohn says," You just couldn't make it up!" :roll:
 
#4
Yet another story to cast doubts about the general integrity of the British Army...

Is it just me, or has the press been saving this up?

They seem very determined to put the boot in (as it were)
 
#5
Well once something becomes "topical" then off they go! This was reported on last week before the Shittor put its dodgy pictures in!

Seems everything has a habit of appearing all at once! :?
 
#6
ViroBono said:
I wonder if they would care to try and get the Saudi government to accept responsibility for the actions of their most famous citizen, Osama Bin Laden?
surely the US govt should take responsibility for him, they trained and funded him to fight the ruskies in Afghanistan.
 
#7
ViroBono said:
This from the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3684937.stm

A firm of lawyers in Birmingham are seeking compensation for the families of Iraqis killed during ops. They want MoD to accept responsibility for what they say are unlawful killings.

The firm is called 'Public Interest Lawyers' - any relation to the Daily Mirror?

I wonder if they would care to try and get the Saudi government to accept responsibility for the actions of their most famous citizen, Osama Bin Laden?
Lawyers are seeking profits..nothing else..
 
#8
Here's a nice pic of Phil Shiner with his buddies. At least it appears we can rely on him having a balanced view of the military.
 
#9
Fnu_Snu, thanks for the picture.

The endearing Phil is, of course, friendly with Cherie 'letter-box gob' Bliar, wife of the Dear Leader. He was the solicitor who represented the Ghurkas when they tried to get equal pensions rights; they lost, oddly enough.

He has also tried to have Bliar, Hoon and Jack Straw indicted for war crimes over Iraq.

Other illustrious clients and lost causes he is associated with:
Human Shield Action
CND
Trident Ploughshares
Peacerights
Soap Dodgers R Us

I wonder if he turns up at court with a dog on a bit of string?
 
#11
#13
Whilst I would support any prosecution of Bliar and his gang over their dazzling incompetence and dishonesty in re their running of the country, I am not sure that they can realistically be compared with Messrs Milosevic, Karadjic, Mugabe, Hussein et al.

I note that Bliar failed, for once, to emulate America's action in not signing up to the International Criminal Court. The USA's reluctance to become involved is understandable; can you imagine how many prosecutiond there would be for, say, appalling dress sense, or criminally inaccurate war films....
 
#14
and those bloody awful accents
 
#15
He is asking for legal aid for iraq families as european human rights legislation violated .Now very ignorant on law matters and feel free
to point out my errors ,But, is legal aid for people who reside in uk and
as iraq is not in europe surely european law dosent apply even if uk
the occupying country surely are actions are covered by geneva convention or some other law . Anyway you look at it he is definatly off my christmas card list saying anything harsher would probably get me sued and there no way he is getting me bounty :)
 
#17
Have just spent an interesting few minutes looking at Phil Shiner's company website at http://www.publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/index.htm . Interestingly, despite claiming to be specialists and experts, they seem to lose most of their cases.

There is some classic hand-wringing lefty blurb about human rights, and the international aspect of Phil and his mates' work is emphasised. Does this mean we can look forward to Mr Shiner trying to indict Ariel Sharon? Or Radovan Karadjic? North Korea? China? Saudi Arabia? Probably not; it's much safer to stick to headline seeking cases involving Iraq, particularly if they think that Lord Falconer, another of Tony's Cronies, will cough up the dosh through legal aid.
 
#18
The only thing that shower managed to succeed in, is filling their bank accounts at tax payers expense.

Its time there was tighter controls put on it and only for Uk Citizens and not for every Tom , Dick and Harry that arrives on our shores and milks the system dry.

You certainily cannot do it , in the Countries they originate from. :x
 
#19
From a civillian point of view, reading about this in the paper on the way to work; The reporters and the Lawyer in question are claiming that 12 Iraqi civillians were murdered in cold blood.

The examples stated are fairly extreme and just don't ring true...an Iraqi civillian is fishing, a British Patrol goes past...then shoots him in the head!?! for no reason apparently.

The Headlines scream 'Murder'....but I get the distinct impression these events all occured while the actual full on shooting war was in full swing. I'd be amazed if all of these people weren't caught in the crossfire and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time....it was a war after all.

IMO This is all getting out of hand, the Journalists are being incredibly irresponsible by publishing such one sided stories (basically the Lawyer representing the Iraqis view only) The Government isn't doing itself or the army any favours either by not responding apart from the standard "it's all under investigation" response.

Taken on it's own...damaging...taken with all the other allegations this past week catastrophic.
 
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