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20 Jul 2013

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 was an important piece of the US war strategy — the alleged crimes of … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2010
by Patrice Collins

[JURIST] Iraqi officials on Monday executed [press release, in Arabic] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known as "Chemical Ali," for ordering the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. Government spokesperson Ali al-Dabbagh stated that al-Majid had committed crimes of mass murder and premeditated bodily harm … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2010
by Amelia Mathias

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] sentenced Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] to death by hanging on Sunday, finding him guilty of having ordered the Kurdish village of Halabja gassed in 1988. The gassing of Halabja [BBC report], which killed 5,000 Kurds, was part … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2009
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] Minority groups in northern Iraq have been the target of attacks [press release] by Sunni Arab extremist groups and harassment by Kurdish forces because of ongoing disputes with the country's central government, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF] released Tuesday. HRW alleges that … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The Dutch Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday upheld [judgment, in Dutch] the 2005 war crimes conviction [JURIST report] of a Dutch businessman convicted of selling chemicals used by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] to create chemical weapons. Frans Van Anraat [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The Iraqi Cabinet [official website, in Arabic] urged the Presidency Council [official website, in Arabic] 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-Hashemi, have opposed the sentences [AP report] … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2009
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraq Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] 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 news archive]. Al-Majid, better known in the Western Media … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2009
by Leslie Schulman

[JURIST] Iraq has become the 186th nation to join the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [official website] by acceding [OPCW press release] to the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention [text], the organization announced Wednesday. A spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Iraq's move [press release release], saying … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2008
by Benjamin Klein

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] 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’s rule. The defendants include Hussein’s cousin, Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] An Iraqi court on Sunday began a new trial for Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," and three other Saddam Hussein-era officials accused in a 1998 gas attack that killed 5,000 Kurds. The relatives of the plaintiffs were … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2008
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal [governing statute, PDF] 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 Iraq during the regime of former Iraqi dictator Saddam … [read more]


Legal News
24 Nov 2008
by Safiya Boucaud

[JURIST] 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 deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz [BBC profile; JURIST news … [read more]


Legal News
26 Sep 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] Western lawyers involved with the trial of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein [JURIST news archive] for crimes against humanity [JURIST report] in the Iraqi town of Dujail [JURIST news archive; BBC verdict summary] alleged in a New York Times exclusive [text] Wednesday that due process was violated in … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2008
by Abigail Salisbury

[JURIST] The Preparatory Commission [official website] for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) announced [press release; Xinhua report] on Wednesday that Iraq has signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) [PDF text]. Only a few of the world's major nations are not CTBT signatories. The US signed the CTBT in 1996, … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jun 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST]Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali", denied involvement in the killing of Shi'ite civilians at a demonstration during the reign of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Al-Majid is charged with crimes against humanity for his alleged role in the … [read more]


Legal News
29 Apr 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] 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 [official website] in Baghdad on Tuesday. Aziz, deputy prime minister under Saddam Hussein's regime, and his co-defendants are charged in connection with the 1992 execution … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2008
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] 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 execution of 42 merchants accused by Hussein's government of causing … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2008
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," has been released from the hospital and returned to a US detention facility in Baghdad, US military officials said Tuesday. Al-Majid was hospitalized [JURIST report] earlier this week after launching a hunger … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2008
by Alexis Unkovic

[JURIST] Ali Hassan al-Majid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," was admitted to a US medical facility in Iraq on Sunday, the US military said Monday. Al-Majid had reportedly been on a hunger strike since Friday, but is now in stable condition … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2008
by Patrick Porter

[JURIST] The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will refuse to execute Ali Hassan al-Mahid [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], better known in the Western media as "Chemical Ali," over the Iraqi Presidency Council's decision not to approve the death sentences of al-Mahid's two co-defendants, an Iraqi government spokesperson … [read more]

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