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WILL SADAAM HUSSEIN’S TRIAL be viewed as independent and fair throughout the world?
Kim Scheppele, the John J. O’Brien Professor of Comparative Law, has her doubts. She said a major concern is that the United States, which will provide 50 advisors to the Iraqi tribunal, will be seen as “pulling the strings behind the scenes.”
“U.S. involvement will raise questions about the impartiality of the tribunal,” added Scheppele, who made her observations during a reunion-weekend panel discussion on Hussein’s trial. The annual “Classes Without Quizzes” also featured Evan Kohlmann L’04, an international terrorism consultant; Jonathan Fredman, special counsel for counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency and lecturer in law at Penn; and Paul H. Robinson, a criminal law expert who is the Colin S. Diver Distinguished Professor of Law at Penn Law School.
Kohlmann presented what he considers ample justification to
convict Hussein. Under his rule, he said:
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