09 Feb Hussein’s Trial Moving Forward
As an addendum to our previous discussion prosecutions and transitional societies (here and here), I note that the New York Times is reporting that the investigating judges of the Iraqi Special Tribunal will refer to the trial charges against Saddam and/or some of his senior aides in the coming weeks. The article gives a good overview of the process to come. The actual trials, which will follow procedures of civil law (as opposed to common law), will be before five judge panels and are expected to take a couple of months.
The statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal can be found here.