Justice After Saddam: War Crimes Trials in Iraq

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Venue:FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Academic I, Room 194

Iraq’s political stability and successful transition to democracy includes the prosecution of leading figures under the Saddam Hussein regime. Such top Baath Party officials, which included Ali Hasan al Majid (Chemical Ali) and Taha Yasin Ramadan, participated in heinous atrocities against fellow Iraqis since Saddam’s rise to power in the late 1970s up until Iraq’s occupation by coalition forces in 2003. These crimes against humanity included systematic torture, mass killings, and ethnic cleansing. Exploring some of these trials and the prosecution process itself, FIU's Middle East Society will present a lecture by Hannibal Travis entitled, “Justice After Saddam: War Crimes Trials in Iraq.” The lecture will take place on January 17th at 2:30pm on FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus, Academic 1 Building, Room 194. For more information contact the Middle East Society at 305-919-5381. Parking is complimentary. The event is open to the public.

Hannibal Travis is Assistant Professor of Law at FIU’s School of Law. He has published widely on genocide and human rights, and is the author of the first comprehensive history of physical and cultural genocide in the Middle East and North Africa. He has book chapters forthcoming from Oxford University Press, Thomson Reuters, and Transaction Publishers. Professor Travis has also published articles on copyright, trademark, and antitrust law in the American University Law Review, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Hofstra Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, University of Miami Law Review, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, and Yale Journal of Law and Technology.