Wednesday October 28, 2020

Saddam trial breaches international law

Saddam Hussein was quite right to question the presiding judge at his trial.

22nd October, 2005

Saddam Hussein was quite right to question the presiding judge at his trial. Under what authority was Rizgar Mohammed Amin sitting in judgment on the legal president of Iraq?

Saddam was a tyrant, he manipulated the electoral process to give feigned legitimacy to his rule but, under international law, he was - and remains - president of Iraq.

In contrast, the judge presiding over the trial of Saddam has no legitimacy whatsoever.

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