Post-Conflict Justice in Iraq
Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, Spring, Vol. 14, Issue 1, 2008
17 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2008 Last revised: 29 Oct 2011
Date Written: February 1, 2007
In Post-Conflict Iraq, justice meant holding the previous Iraqi government liable for its thirty five years' of atrocities against Iraqi citizens and reconstructing the judicial system while introducing the notion of an independent judiciary. In this article, I analyze the Iraqi Transitional Authority's approach and initiative regarding Post-Conflict justice in Iraq. Describing the actions of the authority, I seek to answer three questions: first did the statute of special tribunal meet international standards? Second, did the trial of Saddam Hussein serve to satisfy the goals of Post-Conflict justice? Third, did the Transitional Authority's actions associated with reconstructing the justice system comply with its mandate under International Law?
Keywords: Iraq, Post-Conflict, Justice, Transitional Authority
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