Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


John Dermody


The use of a hybrid tribunal - a tribunal comprised of both international and domestic elements - was advocated in the wake of the Iraq war and the capture of Saddam Hussein. The hybrid model is considered to offer significant advantages over purely international and purely domestic tribunals. Although hybrid tribunals have been used in Kosovo, East Timor, and Sierra Leone, the hybrid model has yet to be implemented after unilateral intervention. This note examines whether the hybrid model is feasible and whether the advantages of the hybrid model can be maintained in the wake of unilateral intervention.