Rumors have been flying that ISIS has executed the judge who presided over Saddam Hussein’s 2006 trial. The lies are just the latest attempt to destabilize a fractured country.
Michael A. Newton is a West Point graduate who serves as professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt University Law School. His most recent book is Proportionality in International Law, published by Oxford University Press. During the Dujail trial, he shuttled back and forth to Baghdad to advise judges and lawyers.