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Unexplored Connections: The Crimes of Saddam Hussein and Israeli-Palestinian Relations
Nullum crimen sine poena,  "No crime without a punishment." - Nuremberg Tribunal, Final Judgment, 1946 Whether formally codified or merely personal, memory must always lie at the heart of justice. Today, however, almost no one remembers the myriad (More)
ICC Jurisdiction
Articles 5 through 20 of the Rome Statute govern the jurisdiction of the ICC. There are four major factors to consider when assessing the court's jurisdiction. First, the specific crime committed has to fit the definition of one of the four crimes ou (More)
International Justice: Tutu's Push for Reform
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, says that Archbishop Desmond Tutu's statements regarding the prosecution of George W. Bush and Tony Blair serve as an ardent call for adva (More)
Prosecuting Gaddafi: Ensuring Justice in Libya
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Adeogun-Phillips of Charles Anthony LLP says that despite concerns surrounding the ability of the new Libyan government to provide Muammar Gaddafi with a fair trial upon capture, it should be allowed the opportunity to (More)
Avoiding Amnesty: Bringing Gaddafi to Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that members of the Gaddafi regime must be brought to justice in accordance with international law and should not be allowed to go into exile like other dictators in the region... (More)
Netherlands high court upholds conviction of Saddam chemical weapons supplier
The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the 2005 war crimes conviction of a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to create chemical weapons. Frans Van Anraat [BBC profile; JURIST news ar (More)
Iraq cabinet urges presidency council to ratify Saddam officials' death sentences
The Iraqi Cabinet urged the Presidency Council Tuesday to ratify death sentences against three former Saddam Hussein officials. The sentences have been delayed because two of the members, President Jalal Talabani and Vice-President Tariq al-Hashem (More)
Guantanamo is Closing: Now What?
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says the pending closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison by executive order of new US President Barack Obama pointedly leaves open the politically and legally troubling quest (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)
Iraqi tribunal gives 'Chemical Ali' second death sentence for Shiite killings
The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," to death for his involvement in the repression of Shiites in southern Ir (More)
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