In this day and age, it is anticipated that every deposed megalomaniac dictator - no matter how obviously guilty of crimes both heinous and perverse - will undergo an expensive, elaborate and complicated show-trial before being legally gallowsed.
However, recent events in North Africa have caused concern that this process is being ignored, and the legality of the despots capture and ultimate demise are being called into question.
To this end, the UN is launching a new short-form, fast track initiative to alleviate these fears.
As of midnight 21st October 2011, an organisation can be granted a license to use a variant of due legal process on an apprehended individual without the burden of lengthy court hearings, disturbing and upsetting testimony sessions and - in extreme instances - the court-room itself.
The license will be issued for the application to 1 (one) named individual, and will be accompanied with instructions on the setting up of an officially sanctioned kerb-side court, appointment of the necessary legal functionaries and offices, and information on non-fatal methods of obtaining the defendants acceptance of the courts' legality and jurisdiction.
A 24/7 phone line service will also be available to formally swear in officials, proffer assistance on the appropriate court etiquette - including firearms safety - and advise on the correct usage of the phrases "caught in cross-fire" and "suffered fatal wounds in an abortive escape attempt".
Although in its infancy, the scheme has already received a number of enquiries from Syrian opposition groups, dissident Korean exiles and "a man named Nigg Blegg, but his voice was very muffled and indistinct"