By Dr. Abdul-Haq Al-Ani
The trial of Saddam Hussein marks the 1st time because the UN used to be created head of country has been wear trial via an invading, occupying energy. This ebook, through the united kingdom coordinator of Saddam Hussein's safeguard staff, seeks to alert public awareness to the possibility this precedent poses to constructing international locations all over the world, and to its distortive effect at the extra improvement of overseas legislation.
Al-Ani files the path of illegalities marking the destruction of Iraq by the hands of the U.S. and united kingdom, from the genocidal sanctions of the Nineteen Nineties, the united states country division pre-invasion making plans that began in 2001, and the 2003 invasion, to the constructing and lawsuits of the Tribunal that rapidly dispatched Saddam Hussein.
While the Tribunal used to be meant to advertise a twin of a effective Iraqi democracy, the U.S. used to be really answerable for all levels of the trial. It drafted the Tribunal's Statute, determined the place the trial will be held, and what fees will be introduced; researched, compiled, kept, and avoided entry to proof and documentation; elected and informed the judges, and micro-managed the court cases.
Al-Ani follows the trial step-by-step, detailing its many disasters and US micro-management: * very important records weren't given to security attorneys upfront * no written transcript of the trial was once saved * forms used to be misplaced * The safeguard used to be avoided from cross-examining witnesses * judges and various witnesses participated incognito, * safety attorneys have been intimidated, 3 have been assassinated * safeguard witnesses have been nervous to come back ahead * safety legal professionals couldn't converse with their customer or overview the proof
The trial itself used to be so farcical as to impress foreign condemnation. foreign human rights teams, together with Amnesty overseas and Human Rights Watch, in addition to UN our bodies resembling the operating workforce on Arbitrary Detention and the excessive Commissioner for Human Rights, have said that the Iraqi precise Tribunal and its