Guest Speaker: Professor Michael Newton
THE TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF SADDAM HUSSEIN
On October 22, 2009 Professor Michael Newton gave a presentation entitled "The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein." Professor Michael Newton of Vanderbilt Law School was one of two American lawyers leading a team of international law experts who prepared the judges and prosecutors of the court that tried Saddam Hussein. Professor Newton and his colleagues addressed issues that included whether to apply the death penalty, which crimes could be prosecuted, and the challenge of maintaining the integrity and fairness of the trial amidst military and political pressure.