Law and Iraq - press clippings

[JURIST] In the New York Times Wednesday, Adam Liptak notes that the Bush administration has launched a "second front" in Iraq - a public relations campaign in which officials have repeatedly accused Iraq of violating the Geneva Conventions and other international laws that govern the conduct of war.... Writing in the Washington Post, former US ambassador for war crimes issues David Scheffer says that the proper court for trying Iraqi war criminals would be an ad hoc international criminal tribunal established under the enforcement authority of the UN Security Council.... In the Legal Intelligencer, three law professors debate the best method for trying a captured Saddam Hussein.... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation notes that legal confusion is putting the Iraq oil-for-food program on hold.... In the UK Independent, Andrew Buncombe reports that British and American soldiers are building an internment camp at a secret location inside Iraq to hold thousands of Iraqi POWs.... In a letter to the London Times, Professor Robert Black of the University of Edinburgh School of Law suggests that the odds of the International Court of Justice hypothetically accepting the validity of the arguments advanced by the UK Attorney General on the legality of war against Iraq would be considerably in excess of 10-1 - against.

 

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