Despots In The Dock
Friday, March 24, 2006
For countries bedeviled by war crimes, genocide and all manner of trauma it’s been described as the last resort for justice - the international war crimes trial. Part media spectacle, part history lesson, part political scorecard, part attempt at truth and reconciliation the trials have evolved into a messy media phenomenon. Bob speaks with Anthony Dworkin, a former journalist who helps lawyers, journalists and the public at large understand the history, the expectations and the stakes in a modern war crimes trial.