Tuesday, October 04, 2005

World Experts Blog the Trial of Saddam Hussein

The Case Western Reserve School of Law (Cleveland) has created a blog devoted to the upcoming trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. The blog is called the Grotian Moment Blog.

According to the promo blurb, a Grotian moment is "a legal development that is so significant that it can create new customary international law or radically transform the interpretation of treaty-based law".

The blog features key documents related to the Iraqi Special Tribunal, answers to frequently asked questions, and expert commentary.

Among the international specialists participating in the discussions are M. Cherif Bassiouni, Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law and Chairman of the Security Council's Commission to Investigate War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia (1992-94); David M. Crane, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law ay Syracuse University College of Law and former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; Leila Sadat, Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law and chair of the International Law Association committee on the International Criminal Court in 1995; and William A. Schabas, director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland and one of three international commissioners of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2002-04).


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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:30 pm


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