With the first segment of the trial of Saddam Hussein almost complete and the second just beginning, there is an opportunity for reflection on questions about how he and other responsible officials of his regime should have been or should be tried. In broad terms, has the trial been fair to the defendants, and will it provide justice for the Iraqi people? In the Winter 2006 issue of Ethics & International Affairs, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former legal advisor to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and Miranda Sissons, Head of the Iraq Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, discuss the fairness and efficacy of the Dujail trial and suggest improvements for the future.
This issue also features Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane on a public standard for the legitimacy of global governance institutions. David Mellows clarifies when wars can be called proportional. Gerhard Øverland argues that soldiers may be justified in killing innocent conscripts only when the latter are part of an aggressive army. And Martin Flaherty contends that allowing U.S. courts to rely on foreign law will improve our democracy.RECENT BOOKS ON ETHICS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
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