The BBC’s site on the conflict of Iraq provides historical context and perspective to aid in the understanding of the current situation.
- Iraq: Conflict in Context. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/recent/iraq/ (external link).
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.”
- http://www.icc-cpi.int/home.html (external link).
- Rome Statute of International Court, July 1, 2002.
http://www.icc-cpi.int/library/about/officialjournal/Rome_Statute_120704-EN.pdf (external link) (PDF)
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.
- Statute of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, Jan. 16, 2002.
Iraqi Special Tribunal
This English translation of the press releases provided by this site is unofficial.
- February 28, 2005 Press Release.
http://web.archive.org/web/20051029102301/http://www.iraq-ist.org/ar/press/releases/0014a.htm (external link).
- October 19, 2005 Press Release.
http://web.archive.org/web/20051125063300/http://www.iraq-ist.org/ar/press/releases/0027a.htm (external link)
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.
- A Country Study: Iraq. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/iqtoc.html.
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.
- Coalition Transfers Legal Custody of Saddam Hussein. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Jun2004/n06302004_200406302.html (external link).
- Saddam in Court, Visual Proof Iraq on Road to Democracy. http://www.dod.mil/news/Jul2004/n07022004_2004070203.html (external link).
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.
- A Decade of Deception and Defiance. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/archive/iraq/decade.htm (external link).
- President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended. http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/rm/20203.htm.
- UN Security Council Resolution 1483 Lifts Sanctions on Iraq. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2003/20888.htm.
The White House
The White House website is updated on a daily basis but it also includes historical and authentic information.
- President Bush Addresses Nation on the Capture of Saddam Hussein. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/12/20031214-3.html.
- President Bush Discusses Early Transfer of Iraqi Sovereignty. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/06/20040628-9.html.
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.”
- Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. http://www.fas.org/news/iraq/2000/02/iraq99.htm (external link).
Case School of Law Grotian Moment
The Case Western Reserve University School of Law site includes detailed information on the trial of Saddam Hussein.
- Basic Information about the Iraqi Special Tribunal. http://www.law.case.edu/saddamtrial/content.asp?id=1 (external link).
Last Updated: 07/03/2007