Book Discussion on Saddam on Trial
Michael Scharf and Gregory McNeal talked about their book Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal, published by… read more
Michael Scharf and Gregory McNeal talked about their book Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal, published by Carolina Academic Press. Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death in early November for crimes against humanity. The co-authors discussed the trial’s legitimacy and described the roles they played in preparing the Iraqi High Tribunal for the first of several planned court cases. After their presentation they responded to audience members' questions.
In 2005 Mr. Scharf was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help in the prosecution of war criminals. During the Saddam Hussein trial, Gregory McNeal served as part of the international academic consortium that provided legal memoranda to the Iraqi High Tribunal. close
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