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Lynne Stewart: Casualty of the 'War on Terror'
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says the clear message of the recent 125-page majority opinion from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upholding the convictions of civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewa (More)
Philippines terror blacklist bans government critics: HRW
The government of the Philippines has used an immigration blacklist [PDF list; HRW press release], consisting of 504 people allegedly linked to al Qaeda or the Taliban, to ban its critics from entering the country, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Fr (More)
Against a US 'Terrorists' Court'
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says it is a sad day for America when respected legal scholars writing in the New York Times are advocating a separate US judicial regime - what they call a "nation (More)
Defense lawyer urges US to keep custody of Saddam to prevent torture
Former US Attorney General and Saddam Hussein defense lawyer Ramsey Clark on Wednesday urged President Bush to keep Hussein and his Dujail trial co-defendants in US custody, expressing concern that Iraqi officials will torture the convicted defen (More)
Another Side of the Saddam Hussein Trial
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Giovanni Di Stefano, an Italian lawyer who has represented Saddam Hussein and former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz, says that the recent trial of Hussein and seven co-defendants for crimes against humanity in D (More)
The Saddam Hussein Verdict: An Abuse of Justice
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, an American member of Saddam Hussein's legal defense team and a professor of law at An-Najah National University on the Palestinian West Bank, says that the Dujail trial was one of the worst abuses (More)
Saddam defense lawyers threatened with misconduct complaints after Dujail verdict
Iraqi High Tribunal officials said Sunday following the handing down of death sentences to Saddam Hussein and two others in the Dujail crimes against humanity case that they would file complaints against several defense lawyers for alleged miscondu (More)
Saddam defense team seeks last-minute delay of Dujail verdict
Saddam Hussein's defense team asked the Iraqi High Tribunal Friday to delay its now-expected Sunday verdict in the Dujail crimes against humanity case [JURIST news archive; BBC timeline] against the ousted Iraqi leader, saying in a letter obtain (More)
Saddam Dujail verdict could be delayed again: Iraqi prosecutor
Jaafar al-Mussawi, chief prosecutor in the trial of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity, said Sunday that the trial verdict could once again be delayed. The Iraqi High Tribunal had postponed the original October 16 verdict until at least (More)
Saddam lawyer predicts 'unmitigated chaos' if client executed
Ramsey Clark , former US Attorney General and a member of the Saddam Hussein defense team, predicted Thursday that the execution of the former Iraqi dictator would lead to "catastrophic violence" and "total, unmitigated chaos." (More)