Sunday, October 02, 2005

The Iraqi Special Tribunal

With the trial of Saddam Hussein scheduled to begin in three weeks, a new blog--Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog--has been created by the Cox International Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. A number of experts on international criminal law including former U.S. Ambassador for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer and former Chairman of the UN Security Council's Commission to Investigate War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia Cherif Bassiouni are participating. The expert commentators have thus far been responding to questions such as "Should Saddam Hussein be exposed to the death penalty?" and "Did the Anfal Operations constitute genocide?"

The blog also provides links to a number of key documents including the Geneva Conventions, the English translation of the Iraqi Special Tribunal Statute, and the Iraqi Criminal Procedure Code.

[Via Opinio Juris.]