May 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 15, 2006, Saddam Hussein was formally charged with crimes against humanity in connection with a 1982 crackdown in the town of Dujail following an assassination attempt on the former president. Although Saddam's trial began in October 2005, under Iraqi criminal law defendants are not ...[read more]
September 26, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Western lawyers involved with the trial of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity in the Iraqi town of Dujail alleged in a New York Times exclusive Wednesday that due process was violated in the trial, and that Iraqi government interference clouded the verdict and ...[read more]
October 4, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The Iraqi government will intentionally miss a 30-day deadline to execute former Iraqi defense minister Ali Hassan al-Majid, also known as Chemical Ali, choosing instead to delay the execution until after the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ends. The BBC reported Wednesday that Iraqi Prim... ...[read more]
March 11, 2007
by Caitlin Price
The Iraqi judge responsible for sentencing Saddam Hussein to death is not seeking political asylum in Great Britain, according to the Iraqi High Tribunal Sunday. Judge Rauf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman has been in London since December but reportedly confirmed to the tribunal that he does not intend to ...[read more]
January 2, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
Rizgar Mohammed Amin, the Iraqi Kurdish judge who presided over the Saddam Hussein Dujail trial before resigning in early 2006 over criticisms of his handling of the case, has said that Hussein's execution violated Iraqi law banning executions during the Muslim Eid holiday. Sunnis began ...[read more]
December 16, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
Raed Juhi, the Iraqi judge who presided over the investigative stage of the legal proceedings against ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, said Saturday he was stepping down from that position after the other judges of the Iraqi High Tribunal chose another judge of that court to succeed him. ...[read more]
November 29, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
A judge in the Saddam Hussein trial ejected a defense lawyer from the courtroom Wednesday and ordered a day-long detention after the lawyer repeatedly addressed a prosecutor as brother. Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa had previously warned Badih Aref, lawyer for former intelligence dire... ...[read more]
November 7, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that the Dujail crimes against humanity trial of Saddam Hussein before the Iraqi High Tribunal was hardly perfect, but it was nonetheless a step ...[read more]
November 6, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Leandro Despouy Monday delivered his own scathing verdict on the Iraqi trial process which led over the weekend to a death sentence for ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, urging the rapid establishment of an international tribunal ...[read more]
November 1, 2006
by Holly Manges Jones
A senior judge in Iraq has been kidnapped at gunpoint, a Salahudin provincial police colonel said Wednesday. Judge Sa'adoun Hassan al-Azzawi was kidnapped Tuesday night by gunmen while traveling in his car. Azzawi is the deputy head of the Tikrit court of appeal, and his abduction marks the ...[read more]

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