A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide.

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide. The proceedings have hit snags, but they're seen by many as a milestone in international criminal justice -- even as skepticism about the International Criminal Court remains high in other parts of the world. We explore shifts in the landscape of the international criminal justice system.

Guests

Diane Orentlicher

Professor of International Law, Washington College of Law, American University

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