In Grotian Moment: The Saddam Hussein Trial Blog, leading experts in public international law discuss and debate issues raised by the war-crimes trial of Iraq's deposed president. Grotian Moment bloggers include law professors from the U.S. and abroad, practitioners, and lawyers with IGOs such as the UN. At this writing they have contributed substantive essays on over 30 issues ranging from "The Right to Self Representation" to "Head of State Immunity" to "The Crime of Aggression" to "Lessons from the Milosevic Trial" to "Judge Amin's Resignation" to "Responding to Saddam’s Hunger Strike." In the latest post, Issue #34: Show Trial or Real Trial?, Michael P. Scharf and Gregory S. McNeal take a look at the evidence presented by the prosecution.
Grotian Moment also links to breaking news and to background information on the trial.
Grotian Moment is co-sponsored by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law and by the Public International Law & Policy Group. Its title derives from the term "Grotian moment," which the blog defines as "a legal development that is so significant that it can create new customary international law or radically transform the interpretation of treaty-based law."
[A tip of the hat to Cornell Law Library's InSITE!]