5,499. 12/9/2003

“Soon after the establishment of the Governing Council, a committee to look into the former regime’s crimes was formed under the Governing Council member and judge, Dara Nureddine, advised by [Future of Iraq Project member] Salem Chalabi. The Iraq Special Tribunal law was passed by the Governing Council on 9 December, 2003, in one of the few cases where the CPA [Coalition Provisional Authority] actually ceded its powers to legislate to the Governing Council. Salem Chalabi was appointed as the first chief executive of the Special Tribunal.”

 – Ali A. Allawi, The Occupation of Iraq, Page 433

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