Law and Iraq - press clippings

[JURIST] In Tuesday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steve Levin notes that international law is often a casualty in wartime. University of Pittsburgh professor Jules Lobel is featured.... In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Stephen Koff wonders whether the US violated the Geneva Conventions by photographing its blindfolded, shackled prisoners of the war on terror, now detained at Guantanamo Bay and by permitting TV footage of American Taliban John Walker Lindh when he was captured in Afghanistan.... The UK's Guardian also asks What about Guantanamo Bay?... In the Legal Times, Jeanne Greene reports that the White House decision on pre-emptive action in Iraq may set a dangerous legal precedent.... In the Texas Lawyer, Brenda Sappino-Jeffries says that if the UN decides to entertain damage claims from new hostilities in Iraq, it may mean more claims for the United Nations Compensation Commission [official website].... In the UK's Independent Tuesday, Robert Verkaik recalls that Britain and America faced legal challenges over their part in the conflict in Kosovo, and asks whether they will find themselves back in the courts over Iraq.... Writing in the Financial Times, Joshua Greene says that if Saddam Hussein is captured and put on trial, he must be given a proper hearing.

 

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