The Elusiveness of Justice for Crimes against Humanity

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The body of Slobodan Milosevic has gone home to Belgrade. After four years and massive resources, Milosevic died without a verdict from the International War Crimes Tribunal. In Baghdad today, Saddam Hussein once again tried to turn his trial into a circus. What's the best way to achieve justice for crimes against humanity? Do international courts satisfy surviving victims or create false hopes of international justice? Do domestic trials promote reconciliation or perpetuate feelings of hatred? We hear from journalists and experts in international law, including a jurist who took part in tribunals in South Africa, Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
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    The World Baseball Classic is just what the name implies, brought about because Major League Baseball wants to expand. It turns out that the game is being played so well in other countries that America's team is close to elimination. By a tie-breaker system too complicated to explain, the US could beat Mexico tomorrow and still be out of the action if Japan loses to South Korea tonight. Tom Verducci writes about baseball for Sports Illustrated.

Wong's article on closure of court to public in Hussein trial

Nuremberg Trials, Harvard Law Library on

My Neighbor, My Enemy: Justice and Community in the Aftermath of Mass Atrocity by Eric Stover and Harvey Weinstein

Amnesty International (AI)

Human Rights Watch

World Baseball Classic

Verducci's article on the World Baseball Classic



Warren Olney