Michael A. Newton: The Iraq Genocide: Al-Anfal Personal Perspectives and Legal Residue
April 23, 2009 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Michael A. Newton, professor at Vanderbilt Law School, is one of America's leading experts on the Kurdish genocide, and served as international law advisor to the judges of the Iraqi High Tribunal. He will discuss the Anfal genocide trial, which began in 2006 and represents one of the most sophisticated cases ever brought to court in the region. Professor Newton will discuss the political and legal salience of the Anfal trial and highlight the perspectives of the victims in the context of Iraqi society.