Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This article analyses the Kurdish rebellion for autonomy, the actions of the Iraqi forces against them and the measures taken by the United Nations, the United States and other Coalition States to protect the Kurds in the aftermath of the January/February 1991 Gulf War. The International actions will be assessed in light of the present rules of International Law and, in particular, whether they contravene any provision of the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.