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US transfers 26 Saddam-era officials to Iraqi custody
Iraq's justice minister announced Wednesday that 26 former officials in the government of Saddam Hussein have been transferred from US to Iraqi custody as US troops prepare to withdraw from the country next month. The prisoners, transferred from Ca (More)
Imprisoned Saddam-era Iraqi foreign minister suffers stroke
Former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz [BBC news profile; JURIST news archive] has suffered a severe stroke while in detention, his son Ziad Aziz said Sunday. Aziz, who also suffers from diabetes and high blood pressure, was taken to an American h (More)
Saddam lawyer seeking consent to prosecute former UK PM Blair for war crimes
Saddam Hussein's former lawyer on Saturday asked the British attorney general for consent to prosecute former prime minister Tony Blair [official profile; JURIST news archive] for violations of the Geneva Conventions . Giovanni di Stefano, who r (More)
Iraq court convicts top Saddam officials of forced displacement of Kurds
An Iraqi court on Sunday convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and former foreign minister and deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of forcing the Kurdish population to be displaced from the (More)
A serendipity of justice in Iraq
Chibli Mallat [Professor of Law and Politics of the Middle East, S.J. Quinney College of Law]: "Yesterday we encountered a strange moment of serendipity. Dr. Lateef Rashid, invited those of us working on the Global Justice Project: Iraq to dinne (More)
Iraq court sentences top Saddam officials to 15 years for merchant killings
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Wednesday to 15 years in prison, respectively, for their parts (More)
Iraq court gives 'Chemical Ali' third death sentence, acquits former deputy PM
The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal convicted Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] Monday of murder and sentenced him to a third death sentence, while acquitting former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST ne (More)
Iraq court begins new trial for Saddam officials accused of political killings
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal on Sunday commenced a new trial of two Saddam-era officials, including senior figures of Hussein's government, for their alleged involvement in the execution of thousands of political opponents during Hussein (More)
Iraq court begins new trial for former Saddam Hussein aides
An Iraqi court on Sunday began a new trial for 16 former Saddam Hussein-era officials, including Hussein cousin Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] - better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali" - and former Iraqi (More)
Iraqi High Tribunal resumes trial of Saddam-era deputy PM Aziz
The trial of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and seven co-defendants resumed Tuesday, three weeks after a brief opening session and subsequent adjournment at the Iraqi High Tribunal in Baghdad. Some (More)