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Trial of Saddam Hussein
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 (More)
The Death Penalty in Iraq: A Difficult Break With the Past
JURIST Guest Columnist Nadia Bernaz of Middlesex University Law Department says Iraq is not complying with its obligation to respect international law on the right to life, and the UN should, at a minimum, demand that Iraq limit its use of the death (More)
Western lawyers say due process abandoned in Saddam trial: NYT
Western lawyers involved with the trial of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity in the Iraqi town of Dujail [JURIST news archive; BBC verdict summary] alleged in a New York Times exclusive Wednesday that due process (More)
Iraqi High Tribunal opens trial of Saddam-era former deputy PM
The trial of former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and seven co-defendants began at the Iraqi High Tribunal in Baghdad on Tuesday. Aziz, deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein's regime, and his co- (More)
Trial of Saddam-era former Iraq deputy PM to begin next week
The trial of former Saddam Hussein-era Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and six others will begin next week, an Iraqi judicial official said Wednesday. The seven former officials face charges related to the 1992 ex (More)
'Chemical Ali' ordered executions: court testimony
Saddam Hussein's cousin and former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], also known as Chemical Ali, ordered the execution of 25 villagers at a time as he crushed a Shi'a uprising in southern Iraq fo (More)
'Chemical Ali' killed Shi'a rebels: court testimony
Saddam Hussein's cousin and former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], also known as Chemical Ali, personally killed at least 15 men suspected of participating in a Shi'a uprising in southern Iraq (More)
Iraq judge ejects 2 defendants from court in crimes against humanity trial
The Iraqi High Tribunal judge presiding over the crimes against humanity trial of 15 former Iraqi officials ejected two defendants from the courtroom Wednesday for failing to follow the rules of court. During the first day of witness testimony, ch (More)
Former Saddam officials on trial for crimes against humanity in 1991 civilian attacks
Fifteen former Iraqi officials went on trial Tuesday for crimes against humanity for their role in attacks against the Iraqi civilian population following the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The defendants - including Saddam Hussein's cousin and former (More)
Getting Away With Murder: Delay Chemical Ali's Execution
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the execution of "Chemical Ali" for the Anfal genocide against the Iraqi Kurds should be postponed so that his role in subsequent cases exploring other (More)
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