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Website of the Week for February 20, 2006

Cheryl Nyberg, editor

Website of the Week Archive


Trial of Saddam Hussein,

This site, sponsored by the Law Library of Congress, presents a collection of key documents and essential information. It includes:

  • an introduction
  • background information
  • historical context
  • the establishment, organization, and jurisdiction of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal
  • the present prosecution: facts alleged, charges, and defendants
  • future prosecution
  • a description of the legal process: rights of the accused, procedural rules, the appellate process, and enforcement of verdicts
  • and related resources, such as laws, treaties, and resolutions; additional readings; web resources; and sources cited.

Links to official documents and press releases are found throughout the site.

Related material is available at these websites:

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