Freedom from Fear: Prosecuting the Iraqi Regime for the Use of Chemical Weapons


Since the recent war with Iraq, there is a lingering question as to how to prosecute Saddam Hussein (if captured) and the Iraqi regime for their past atrocities, particularly, the use of chemcial weapons against Iran during the Iran-Iraq War and the Kurds. This article provides a background of the crimes committed by the Iraqi regime, a discussion and recommendation of the various proseution fora, as well as a presentation of the evidence that can be used in a prosecution.


Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Human Rights Law | International Law | Law and Politics | Litigation

Date of this Version

September 2003