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posted 11 April 2003 05:06 PM      Profile for swallow     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
My own preference would be for the United States to reconsider seriously the value of the International Criminal Court. Despite the administration's reservations, this is the best way to vindicate its war in Iraq in the context of "liberating Iraqis from dictatorship". It would open the files of one of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century to the widest audience possible, as presently embodied in the ICC.

If an ICC route is not possible, then a special ad hoc tribunal could be set up on the Yugoslav model for Iraq (or even better, for the Middle East as a whole), if the UN can be so persuaded. Alternatively, the Belgian route, to which should be added other jurisdictions capable of trying those responsible for atrocities, could proceed.

Chibli Mallat - Institute of War and Peace Reporting

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