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January 15, 2004

Trying Saddam Hussein

International Law, NGOs, and the Death Penalty

Start: Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:00 AM
End: Wednesday, January 15, 2004 10:30 AM

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

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Immediately following the announcement of Saddam Hussein's capture by the U.S. military, many nongovernmental organizations and international institutions decried the idea of a trial by Iraqis. More importantly, they opposed the possibility of the death penalty as punishment for his crimes. Does international law preclude an eventual Hussein execution? Is it possible that Saddam will be adopted as the poster child of the human rights/anti-capital punishment movement?

Please join NGOWatch, a project of AEI and the Federalist Society, for a panel discussion on international law, NGOs, and the death penalty. CSIS fellow Larry Rothenberg will present a new NGOWatch paper on "International Law, American Sovereignty, and the Death Penalty." A panel discussion will follow.

8:45 am

Registration

9:00 am

Introduction:

Danielle Pletka, AEI

Presenter:

Larry Rothenberg, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Panelists:

Hadley Arkes, Amherst College

Walter Berns, AEI

Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch

10:30 am

Adjournment


More Information
Flavius Mihaies
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-828-6035
Fax: 202-862-7177
E-mail: FMihaies@aei.org

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Veronique Rodman
American Enterprise Institute
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-862-4871
Fax: 202-862-7171
E-mail: VRodman@aei.org

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