Justice, American-style: US-led forces failed to protect Iraqi antiquities after the fall of Baghdad, then they let the 380 tons of explosives at al Qa-Qaa get away. Now, according to Human Rights Watch, they're failing to secure official documents of Saddam's regime and mass graves. The report states:
In the case of both documents and mass graves, U.S.-led coalition forces failed to secure the relevant sites at the time of the overthrow of the former government. They subsequently failed to put in place the professional expertise and assistance necessary to ensure proper classification and exhumation procedures, with the result that key evidentiary materials have been lost or tainted. In the case of mass graves, these failures also have frustrated the goal of enabling families to know the fate of missing relatives. The findings of the report are all the more disturbing against the backdrop of a tribunal established to bring justice for serious past crimes, the Iraqi Special Tribunal. Human Rights Watch has serious concerns that the tribunal is fundamentally flawed and may be incapable of delivering justice.
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