uti.is 07 Mar 12: The trial over ex-PM Geir Haard (updated)

Category: Newspaper & Media Reports

Monday March 5 was the first day of trial against Geir Haarde, Iceland’s Prime Minister June 2006 – Februar 2009. Haarde is being tried by a special court, “Landsdómur,” never before convened in the history of Iceland. This court’s only function is to try ministers and is modelled on the Danish legal system.

The trial has been covered by the world media, ia by the BBC, Guardian and Sky.

The five charges brought against Haarde regard alleged omissions in office and are the following: ...


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