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Plesch, Dan (2023) 'The Renaissance of Impeachment.' In: Monaghan, Chris and Flinders, Matthew, (eds.), British Origins and American Practice of Impeachment. London: Routledge. (Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies)

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Abstract

This chapter provides a personal account of the origin and conduct of the campaign by some members of the British House of Commons to use the idea and process of impeachment to bring the then Prime Minister Tony Blair MP to account for his conduct in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. It also makes suggestions for the modernisation of the impeachment process and the connection between the impeachment effort and any future international attempt to bring Blair before a court.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Politics & International Studies
Departments and Subunits > Interdisciplinary Studies > Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
ISBN: 9781032187259
Copyright Statement: This is the version of the chapter accepted for publication in Monaghan, Chris and Flinders, Matthew, (eds.), British Origins and American Practice of Impeachment. London: Routledge (2023). (Routledge Frontiers in Accountability Studies). Re-use is subject to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003255956-15
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 14:29
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39445

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