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|Lords reject Iraq inquiry appeal
||Lords reject Iraq inquiry appeal
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|Nine Law Lords have rejected an appeal against a decision not to hold a public inquiry into the Iraq war.||Nine Law Lords have rejected an appeal against a decision not to hold a public inquiry into the Iraq war.|
The mothers of two soldiers killed in Basra said the Blair government had failed to ensure in advance the invasion was lawful and justified.
They were challenging a Court of Appeal ruling in December 2006 that the government was not obliged to order an independent inquiry.
But the law lords unanimously rejected the appeal against this judgement.