Toy Soldier accompanied by a panel discussion

Crewe, Jonathon (2014) Toy Soldier accompanied by a panel discussion. In: Toy Soldier and Panel Discussion, 21-22 July 2014, London, UK.

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Abstract

Toy Soldier written and directed by Jonathon Crewe

In the fallout from the Iraq war, Private Linda Britten is on trial in a British courtroom accused of war crimes; the torture and murder of an Iraqi civilian in her custody at the Basra detention centre. Using recordings taken during the detainee's interrogations, the opposing lawyers build their cases around her. We learn about her childhood, her reason for joining the army and how a love affair ultimately drove her to the very edges of her duty. But in a case where the system is on trial as much as the accused, will justice prevail or will the outcome become as obscured as the reasons for the war in the first place.

The play was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Robert Jago (Head of School of Law, University of Surrey), Clare Collier (Senior Lawyer at The Equalities and Human Rights Commission), Kevin Laue (Senior Legal Advisor at REDRESS) and Robin Horsfall (ex-SAS Paratrooper)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Literature > Creative writing
Law and criminal justice > Law > International law
Media > Media practice
Depositing User: Jon Crewe
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 12:45
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2017 15:48
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3599

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