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At the time, Robin Cook MP resigned from the government and a Foreign & Commonwealth Office Legal Adviser Elizabeth Wilmshurst resigned.
The Chilcot Inquiry is preparing its report but there are now some calls for it to reconvene to hear evidence of this matter.
The Chilcot Inquiry has published many documents relating to the Iraq War, including advice given by the Attorney-General to the Prime Minister. The Inquiry also invited international lawyers to make submissions about the legality of the war - Watching the Law 30th June 2010.
See "The invasion of Iraq was lawful" - Head of Legal blog - 27th January 2010. The view of Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010) was expressed at the annual Grotius Lecture delivered at Lincoln's Inn on 17th November 2008. As a judge - (Bingham was formerly Master of the Rolls, Lord Chief Justice and Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary) - he had remained silent on the question of legality. After his retirement, he expressed the view that the invasion was a "serious violation of international law."
Law and Lawyers - Lord Bingham of Cornhill