Saddam Handover

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photoToday, Iraqis assumed legal custody of Saddam Hussein. American officials still hold the former Iraqi leader but the transfer is being heralded as the first step in helping Iraqis address their difficult past.

Saddam's trial will pose distinct challenges for the new Iraqi government as well as the international community.

Click the "Listen" link to hear experts weigh in on Saddam Hussein's trial and the future of Iraq's legal system.


Anne Barnard, correspondent, The Boston Globe

Diane Orentlicher, professor of law and faculty director of the War Crimes Research Office, American University

David Philips, senior fellow and deputy director at the Center for Preventative Action, Harvard University

Elise Keppler, counsel with the International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch

This program aired on June 30, 2004.


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