Panel on War Crimes Tribunals
Panelists discussed war crimes tribunals, both past and present, and if the legal infrastructure the world’s leading democracies have… read more
Panelists discussed war crimes tribunals, both past and present, and if the legal infrastructure the world’s leading democracies have struggled to establish since the Nuremberg trials of 1945-46 is finally able to hold accountable those responsible for genocide, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Abramowitz moderated.
William Shawcross is a founding member of the Article 19 and the International Crisis Group. His father, Lord Hartley Shawcross, served as lead prosecutor for Great Britain during the Nuremberg Trials. A clip was shown of him at Nuremberg. David Scheffer participated in establishing the International Criminal Court when he served as United States ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues. He also participated in the creation of the war crimes tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
“In Search of Accountability: Justice After Nuremberg” was held at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Michael Abramowitz Director U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum->Committee on Conscience
- Meryl Justin Chertoff Director Aspen Institute->Justice and Society Program
- Harold Hongju Koh Legal Adviser Department of State
- Kevin Lipson Member U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum->Lawyers Committee
- David J. Scheffer Special Expert United Nations->United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials
- William Shawcross Chair (Former) Article 19->International Board of Trustees
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