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Conflict & Justice

Khmer Rouge on trial

The man who ran the most notorious torture center during the brutal reign of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge went on trial today. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Phnom Penh.

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.

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.

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.

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Justice

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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