The Anfal Trial Against Saddam Hussein

Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 235-242, June 2007

8 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2007

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Michael J. Kelly

Creighton University School of Law; American Bar Association, Business Law Section; American Society of International Law

Abstract

This article updates the progress of the genocide trial against Saddam Hussein for the Anfal massacres of Iraqi Kurds up to an including the date of Saddam's execution for his role in the Dujail massacre of Iraqi Shi'ites. A brief analysis of defenses and trial tactics is offered, as well as commentary admonishing the Iraqi High Tribunal for refusing to continue the genocide trial against Saddam either in person or posthumously and for dropping the genocide charges against him entirely.

Keywords: Saddam, Hussein, Anfal, Kurdish, Kurds, Iraq, IHT, Iraqi High Tribunal, IST, Dujail, genocide, massacre, Halabja, Chemical Ali, al-Majid, Baghdad, trial, Balisan, chemical weapons, civilian casualties, Iran-Iraq War, execution

JEL Classification: K14, K33, K39, K41

Suggested Citation

Kelly, Michael J., The Anfal Trial Against Saddam Hussein. Journal of Genocide Research, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 235-242, June 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=982397

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