IRAQI WAR CRIMES TRIALS
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Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death for war crimes
October 29, 2014
A special tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Motiur Rahman Nizami to death for crimes committed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan. The former Cabinet minister was tried on charges that included genocide, rape, murder and torture, and was a....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal opens Hariri assassination trial
January 16, 2014
The trial of four Hezbollah members accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others in 2005 began Thursday before the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) .The trial is being held in absentia as the four accused men, Salim Jam....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal readies Hariri assassination case for trial
October 29, 2013
The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Monday transferred the case files for Ayyash et al. to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah militants were indicted in 2011 on charges including terrorism and intentional....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal indicts fifth suspect in Hariri assassination
October 10, 2013
The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) on Thursday indicted Hassan Merhi on charges including terrorism and intentional homicide in a 2005 truck bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and 21 others. Merhi is charged with helping to create a video claiming false res....... [more]

Iraq War
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 with an invasion by US-led forces and will end December 31, 2011 when the last US forces are scheduled to leave the country. Although the eight-and-a-half year the war was successful in dismantling the regime of Saddam Hussein, it has produced a host of legal iss....... [more]

War Crimes Allegations
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, the specter of war crimes infiltrated the war ear....... [more]

Trial of Saddam Hussein
July 20, 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....... [more]

Iraq War - Introduction
July 20, 2013
The Iraq War began on March 20, 2003 with an invasion by US-led forces and ended on December 18, 2011 when the last US combat forces left the country. Although the eight-and-a-half year war was successful in dismantling the regime of Saddam Hussein, it has produced a host of legal issues in its wake....... [more]

Senegal police arrest former Chad dictator
July 1, 2013
Senegalese police on Sunday detained former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Habre has been under house arrest in Senegal since 2005. Senegal and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in December to set up the Extraordinary African Chambers to try Habre for allegations of crimes against humanit....... [more]

Lebanon tribunal delays Hariri assassination trial
February 22, 2013
A pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon on Thursday delayed the trial of four Hezbollah militants charged with the February 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri. Counsel for the accused requested the delay in January citing pre-trial issues incl....... [more]

Senegal opens court to try former Chad dictator
February 8, 2013
Senegal's newly-created Extraordinary African Chambers officially opened on Friday to prepare for the prosecution of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre. Senegal's national assembly adopted a law in December allowing for the creation of the special tribunal with the support of the African Union ....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Statute of the IST [2005amended]

    Statute of the Special Tribunal [2003]

    Iraqi Special Tribunal [Wikipedia]

    Statute of the Special Tribunal [HRW]