Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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International Education Week Lecture 09

Judge Raid Juhi al-Saedi
former Chief Investigative Judge, Iraqi High Tribunal
Visiting Jurist in Residence
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12 Noon - 1:00 PM

Moot Courtroom (A59) * School of Law

Free and open to the public * Refreshments provided

Raid Juhi Al-Saedi (Judge Juhi) served from 2004 to 2006 as chief investigative judge of the Iraqi High Tribunal (IHT). During that time, he supervised all cases before the tribunal and indicted Saddam Hussein and seven others for crimes against humanity perpetrated against the citizens of Ad-Dujayl. Juhi also indicted Saddam Hussein and Ali Hassan al-Majid al-Tikriti ("Chemical Ali") for genocide arising out of the massacre of over 100,000 Kurds from 1987-1988. During the trial of Saddam Hussein, Juhi served as chief investigative judge and court spokesperson, handled all press queries, and frequently appeared before Western and Arabic media. Juhi also negotiated the IHTís rules of evidence and procedure, which were ultimately adopted and used in all proceedings. Previously, Juhi investigated and indicted radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr for the 2003 murder of cleric Abdul Majid Al-Khoei, which occurred outside one of Shiite Islamís holiest sites, the Shrine of Imam Ali in Najaf, Iraq. Juhi is a graduate of Baghdad University School of Law and Iraqís Judicial Institute. He served as a first instance court judge and criminal investigative judge under Saddam Hussein. Juhi was Senior Fellow, at the U.S. Institute of Peace in 2008. Judge Juhi was Clarke Middle Eastern Fellow at Cornell University Law School. Currently, Judge Juhi is the Cox Centerís visiting jurist in residence and LL.M. Candidate, Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

An International Education Week Event - presented by the Cox Center and the LL.M. in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program

The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.