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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] ReContact details belowad Message ------------------------------------------------ SUMMARY OF IADL's DEC. 2003 DAMASCUS MEETING RE: HOLDING A TRIBUNAL ON THE INVASION OF IRAQ IADL [International Association of Democratic Lawyers] decided to go ahead with a Tribunal, utilizing the Draft Charter by Lennox Hinds, already presented at the Istanbul meeting, with some minor revisions and updates. The date aimed for is May or June of 2004, and the first choice of venue is Nuremberg, Germany, with Barcelona as a second choice. Because the Nuremberg location has great symbolic meaning, it is anticipated that the location in itself will be a 'draw' for people and organizations to get involved. IADL and its member jurists could provide legal back-up for proceeding in accordance with judicial standards, but its members also hope to join forces with those who have proposed a German Tribunal, as well as to cooperate with, and be part of the international tribunal effort now underway. The IADL vision is for a formal, "legal" process, with international teams of Prosecutors, respected Judges from various regions of the world (who do not have to be lawyers), and accepted procedures for the admission of evidence. Credible written data presented at other tribunals, such as reports on the use of and effects of DU, could be included as evidence. The Arab Lawyers' Union (ALU), a regional affiliate of IADL, is a joint organizer of this Tribunal, and the Tribunal's International Organizing Committee includes the Presidents of the Bar Associations of Morrocco, Syria, Iraq, Palestine, and Pakistan, along with lawyer-representatives from France, Japan, Italy, Argentina, and the US. The mechanics of fund-raising are still being discussed, as is a formal indictment against those leaders who appear to be responsible for the illegal invasion. [Note--If anyone getting this message wants to review the current version of the IADL Charter, or would like additional information, please contact Gloria Bletter <email@example.com>] _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk