За международный суд над Саддамом Хусейном

Теперь, когда Саддам Хусейн схвачен, внимание мира обратилось к суду над ним. Должны ли судить Саддама иракцы в Ираке, или он должен предстать перед международным трибуналом? Грядущая конференция по демократии, правам человека и роли Международного уголовного суда, которая пройдёт в Йемене 10-12 января, предоставит возможность обсудить эти вопросы.

Конечно, нет сомнения в том, что Саддаму Хусейну не избежать скамьи подсудимых за казни без суда, закона и возможности защиты, за пытки и систематическое преследование сотен тысяч иракцев, - за всё то, что происходило в течение десятилетий его кровавой тирании. Однако цель суда над ним будет заключаться не только в том, чтобы призвать к ответу диктатора и его приспешников, но также и в том, чтобы способствовать национальному примирению с помощью утверждения иракцами таких универсальных принципов, как равенство перед законом, справедливость и гласность.

Многие годы Ирак знал только жестокие законы силы и устрашения. Если суду над Саддамом Хусейном и его режимом суждено стать краеугольным камнем в построении свободного, демократического и мирного Ирака, то США, возглавлявшие коалицию, которая свергла его, должны сделать всё, что в их силах, чтобы реализовать эту возможность и установить очень высокий стандарт правосудия.

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