Iraq and the Geneva Conventions; Brown v Board of Education

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Just six weeks before the scheduled transfer of power, the head of Iraq-s Governing Council was killed today in a suicide bombing. US authorities in Iraq call the assassination of Izzadine Saleem part of an ongoing effort to disrupt that process. Meantime, there is still bitter dispute over America-s treatment of Iraqi prisoners and the questions it raises about international law. The first court martial of an American prison guard in Iraq will begin on Wednesday, as debate continues over US observance of international law. Warren Olney investigates the implications of today's murder on the upcoming transfer of power, and Iraqi prisoner abuse and the Geneva Conventions, with Newsweek's Baghdad bureau chief, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist from the New York Times and a former Defense Department official and a counterterrorism consultant to the Pentagon.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Brown v Board and the Legacy of School Desegregation
    Fifty years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that separate schools for racial minorities were inherently unequal, depriving them of educational opportunities guaranteed by the Constitution. Three years later, with ongoing resistance to school integration across the South, Josephine Boyd entered Greeensboro High School in North Carolina as the only black among almost 2000 students. Now a professor at Clark Atlanta University, Josephine Boyd Bradley and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree explore the legacy of Brown v Board of Education.
  • Coalition Provisional Authority announcement on Salim's death

    UN's Lakhdar Brahimi on Salim's death

    Geneva Conventions

    International Red Cross' report on abuse of Iraqi detainees

    Gen Taguba's report on Iraqi prisoner abuse

    Brown v Board of Education (1954)

    Brown v. Board of Education (Brown II, 1955)

    Abolitionist Robert Carter

    Attorney Charles Houston

    Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall



    Warren Olney