Transcript of Anfal Trial Judges 1/29/08 Presentation at Case Western Reserve Now Available on Grotian Moment Website

March 20, 2008

Posted in: Law Blog, Criminal Law, International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law, Tribunal Materials

On June 24, 2007, the Iraqi High Tribunal handed down its decision in the Anfal Campaign trial, convicting “Chemical Ali” (Ali Hassan al-Majid) and five other high ranking military leaders of the former Iraqi Regime of international crimes related to their roles in a 1980s crackdown against northern Iraqi Kurds (English version of Judgment available at http://law.case.edu/grotian-moment-blog/anfal/opinion.asp . On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, Case Western Reserve University School of Law hosted a two-hour live presentation by the President/Chief Appeals Judge of the Iraqi High Tribunal, the five judges who presided over the Anfal Campaign trial, and the Prosecutor who tried the case.  This trip to the United States marked their first public appearance outside of Iraq. Through a translator, the Judges and Prosecutor discussed the challenges that they faced, the precedent that their historic judgment sets, and the question of whether the proceedings were fair.  They also discussed the controversy surrounding the pending execution of “Chemical Ali” — an issue that has been front page news this week.  To view the transcript of this extraordinary session (including Q&A) on the Grotian Moment Blog, click on:  http://law.case.edu/grotian-moment-blog/content.asp?t=1&id=141

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