July 17, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 17, 2005, the Iraqi Special Tribunal filed its first formal criminal charges against former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein. The charges were in connection with the 1982 killings of approximately 150 Shiites in the village of Dujail. Hussein pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder, ...[read more]
May 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 15, 2006, Saddam Hussein was formally charged with crimes against humanity in connection with a 1982 crackdown in the town of Dujail following an assassination attempt on the former president. Although Saddam's trial began in October 2005, under Iraqi criminal law defendants are not ...[read more]
December 30, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 30, 2006, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was executed. The execution fulfilled the death sentence handed down by the Iraqi High Tribunal the month before following the former dictator's conviction on charges of crimes against humanity. Saddam and two co-defendants were accused ...[read more]
December 3, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 3, 2006, the defense team for Saddam Hussein formally appealed his death sentence for crimes against humanity committed in the town of Dujail in 1982. Saddam chief counsel Khalil al-Dulaimi reiterated past accusations that the court had "deliberately and intentionally wasted and ...[read more]
September 26, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Western lawyers involved with the trial of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity in the Iraqi town of Dujail alleged in a New York Times exclusive Wednesday that due process was violated in the trial, and that Iraqi government interference clouded the verdict and ...[read more]
June 22, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Poisoned Chalice: A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper on the Decision of the Iraqi High Tribunal in the Dujail Case, Human Rights Watch, June 22, 2007. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
June 22, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT) judgment convicting former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other co-defendants of crimes against humanity committed in the Iraqi town of Dujail was plagued by serious factual and legal errors, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) briefing paper released Friday. ...[read more]
March 19, 2007
by James M Yoch Jr
Former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan will be hanged Tuesday, according to Iraqi legal sources quoted by wire services Monday afternoon. The Iraqi government has scheduled the execution despite defense lawyers' contention that the government must wait at least 30 days after ...[read more]
March 15, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
The appeals chamber of the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT) on Thursday upheld the death penalty for former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan, rejecting his appeal of the sentence handed down in the Saddam Hussein Dujail crimes against humanity trial. Ramadan was convicted by the IHT alongside ...[read more]
March 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The Iraqi judge responsible for sentencing Saddam Hussein to death is not seeking political asylum in Great Britain, according to the Iraqi High Tribunal Sunday. Judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman has been in London since December but reportedly confirmed to the tribunal that he does not intend to ...[read more]

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