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News Organizations

BBC

The BBC’s site on the conflict of Iraq provides historical context and perspective to aid in the understanding of the current situation. 

Government

Cour de Cassation

As the highest court in the French judicial system, the Cour de Cassation enjoys a rich history, including that of its predecessor, the Tribunal de Cassation, established by the Assemblée Constituante in 1790 after the French Revolution.

International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court is “is the first ever permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.”

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda “delivered the first-ever judgement on the crime of genocide by an international court.”

The Special Court for Sierra Leone

The Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations set up the Special Court for Sierra Leone jointly. The court is mandated to try those who bear the greatest responsibility for serious violations of international humanitarian law and Sierra Leonean law committed in the territory of Sierra Leone since 30 November 1996.

Iraqi Special Tribunal

This English translation of the press releases provided by this site is unofficial.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia was established in response to “the serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in the territory of the former Yugoslavia since 1991, and as a response to the threat to international peace and security posed by those serious violations.”

Library of Congress

The Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress provides directed research and analysis on domestic and international subjects. It produces impartial and comprehensive studies on different foreign jurisdictions.

United States Department of Defense

United States Department of Defense website provides information on current issues. The following site includes information on the official transfer of the legal custody of Saddam Hussein and other detainees by the coalition to Iraqi government.

United States Department of State

United States Department of State provides a compilation of materials for foreign audiences seeking information about American society, political processes, U.S. historical documents, and culture.

The White House

The White House website is updated on a daily basis but it also includes historical and authentic information.

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Nongovernmental Organizations

Federation of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists addresses “a broad spectrum of national security issues of the nuclear age in carrying out its mission to promote humanitarian uses of science and technology.”

Case School of Law Grotian Moment

The Case Western Reserve University School of Law site includes detailed information on the trial of Saddam Hussein.

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Last Updated: 07/03/2007