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Iraq War
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 with an invasion by US-led forces and will end December 31, 2011 when the last US forces are scheduled to leave the country. Although the eight-and-a-half year the war was successful in dismantling the regime of Saddam Hussein, it has produced a host of legal iss....... [more]

War Crimes Allegations
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, the specter of war crimes infiltrated the war ear....... [more]

Trial of Saddam Hussein
July 20, 2013
Although US-led coalition forces succeeded in taking de facto control of Iraq by April 2003, the whereabouts of deposed president Saddam Hussein remained unknown during the beginning of post-invasion occupation. The capture and prosecution of Saddam was an important piece of the US war strategy....... [more]

Forming the Post-Saddam Government
July 20, 2013
The invasion of Iraq was an initial military success and led to complete destruction of Saddam Hussein's regime. The military forces established the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) on April 21, 2003, citing UN Security Resolution 1483 as justification for its assumption of governmental control....... [more]

Iraq War - Introduction
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 with an invasion by US-led forces and ended on December 18, 2011 when the last US combat forces left the country. Although the eight-and-a-half year war was successful in dismantling the regime of Saddam Hussein, it has produced a host of legal issues in its wake....... [more]

France oil company acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
July 8, 2013
A French court on Monday acquitted French oil company Total, its CEO Christophe de Margerie and several other defendants on corruption charges in connection with a scandal involving the UN's Iraq Oil-for-Food program. The oil-for-food program allowed the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, which....... [more]

Iraq Cabinet announces reforms to de-Baathification law
April 8, 2013
The Iraqi Cabinet announced an amendment to the De-Baathification law on Monday that would allow thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's now-defunct Baath party to serve in the public sector and receive pensions. The proposed amendment would allow former Baath party branch chiefs to rejoin t....... [more]

Iraq judicial panel rejects dismissal of top judge
February 19, 2013
An Iraqi judicial panel has rejected the Justice and Accountability Committee's recent decision to remove chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud from office. The Committee decided remove al-Mahmoud last over alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party. The judicial panel, which reviews decisions made by th....... [more]

Iraq chief judge removed from office over ties to Saddam Hussein
February 14, 2013
Iraq's Justice and Accountability Committee announced Thursday that the country's chief judge Medhat al-Mahmoud has been been removed from his office over ties to Saddam Hussein's Baath party. The committee, which is responsible for removing former Baath party members, explained that Wednesday's de....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Iraq oil-for-food corruption lawsuit
February 7, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday dismissed an Iraqi government lawsuit accusing numerous business entities of conspiring with Saddam Hussein to disrupt the UN Oil-for-Food Program, thereby denying Iraqi citizens access to approximately $10 billion....... [more]

War crimes investigators uncovered mass graves in Iraq
October 14, 2012
On October 14, 2004, UN investigators discovered a mass grave site in Hatra, which is thought to contain bodies of several thousand Kurds in nine separate trenches. In peparation for the war crimes trial against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, investigators began exhuming the grave sites in o....... [more]




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