The German criminal charges against Donald Rumsfeld – the long road to implement international criminal justice at the domestic level

Sascha Bachmann

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On 29 November 2004, the United States-based Center for Constitutional Rights and four Iraqi individuals lay a charge with the German federal prosecutor at the German federal court for criminal matters against the (then) United States secretary of defence and ten other individuals of the United States military and security apparatus with the allegation that they were responsible for the prisoner abuses in the United States-run Iraqi prison in Abu Ghraib, which took place in 2003 and 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-266
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of South African Law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

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