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.