Comprehensive study on the Iraqi Special Tribunal for crimes against humanity and the case of Saddam Hussein
The Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity (2011)
The United States-appointed Iraqi Governing Council approved a statute establishing the Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes Against Humanity on December 10, 2003. The Coalition Provisional Authority and the Iraqi Governing Council were replaced by the Iraqi Interim Government on June 28, 2004. Following the Iraqi Transitional National Assembly election on January 30, 2005, the Iraqi Transitional Government was established on May 3, 2005. On August 11, 2005, the Iraqi Transitional National Assembly adopted a new Statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal, which changed its name to “Higher Criminal Court” and brought its practices more into line with the rest of the Iraqi judicial system. The Iraqi Special Tribunal is designed to prosecute those accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Iraq between July 17, 1968, when Saddam Hussein’s Bath Party seized power, and May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq were over. The court also has the authority to try several lesser crimes, including the squandering of public funds and attempts to manipulate the judiciary.
Saddam Hussein, both in life and death one of the most controversial prominent leaders of the Arab world. Fiercely loved and hated, his name will be remembered for centuries in the history of mankind. His legacy is two fold; there are ones that still admire his achievements and leadership with respect, honor and loyalty. However for most others, his legacy symbolizes fear, tyranny and hypocrisy. Along with 11 other senior Baathist leaders, he was handed over legally (though not physically) to the interim Iraqi government to stand trial for crimes against humanity and other offences. A few weeks later, he was charged by the Iraqi Special Tribunal with crimes committed against residents of Dujail in 1982, following a failed assassination attempt against him. Specific charges included the murder of 148 people, torture of women and children and the illegal arrest of 399 others. On 5 November 2006, Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging. The verdict and sentencing was appealed but subsequently affirmed by Iraq’s Supreme Court of Appeals. On 30 December 2006, Saddam was hanged.
This book illustrates the work of the Iraqi Special Tribunal and presents the cases brought before the court.
Published: April 2011
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- ISBN: 9789058871305
- Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers
- Author: Ellen Van Heugten (ed.)
- Language: English
- Type: Hardcover (280 pages)
Price: 90.00 €
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