After the Saddam verdict

January 19, 2007 8:33pm CST
The former dictator is told he will hang and Iraq's authorities brace themselves for Sunni anger.GUILTY of mass murder: that Saddam Hussein certainly is. But what of the legal process that proclaimed him such, and sentenced him to death, on Sunday November 5th? There are reasons to see the trial as a leap forward for Iraq. There are also reasons to proclaim it a shambles even by the rough standards of what is known as “transitional justice”.
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