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25 years after Srebrenica massacre, int'l crimes are still difficult to prosecute

In 1990, Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslim men and boys during the Balkan conflict in what’s now known as the Srebrenica massacre. It was the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II. But 25 years on, war crimes and crimes against humanity are rarely prosecuted. David Scheffer, who was the US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues from 1997 to 2001, explains why.

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Conflict & Justice

UN to probe Libya's attacks on protesters

The UN high commissioner for human rights has called for an investigation into the attacks on the protesters in Libya. They could amount to crimes against humanity. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mona Rishmawi, the commission's chief lawyer, from Geneva.

Conflict & Justice

US intervention in Libya

Ryan Crocker, former US Ambassador to Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, and Kuwait talks with host Marco Werman about limits and possibilities of western intervention in Libya. Ambassador Crocker says the West must act, but without putting its boots on the ground.

Conflict & Justice

Libya rebels halt Gaddafi attack

Rebel forces have fought off an attempt by soldiers loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to retake the eastern oil town of Brega. Gaddafi said he would "fight until the last man and woman". Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Jon Leyne in Benghazi.

Conflict & Justice

Karadić at The Hague

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karad�ić made his second appearance before the International War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague today. Marco Werman speaks with Olga Kavran, a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office in The Hague.

Conflict & Justice

Pinochet case and human rights today

Ten years ago today the Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested. His case has become a benchmark for the international human rights movement. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The World's Marco Werman has details on the 15-year sentence handed to Rwandan singer Simon Bikindi for his role in the country's 1994 genocide.