30 July 2003 | Briefings
Iraq: on whose behalf?
There is an obligation on the international community, and in particular on the USA and UK governments as occupying powers, to ensure that the reconstruction efforts are carried out for the benefit of the Iraqi people. The goal of reconstruction should be to ensure the effective protection and realization of all human rights for all Iraqis. Iraqis themselves, ideally through representative institutions, ought to make decisions on rebuilding, on foreign investment, and on the selling of state ass