Challenges Ahead For International Criminal Court, Says Leading War Crimes Expert
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Aired 11/12/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Eric Stover, Director, Human Rights Center, University of California Berkeley
When governments engage in atrocities like the alleged chemical attacks against civilians in Syria, the world's nations have set up a court to bring the guilty to justice.
But the 11-year-old International Criminal Court is still trying to establish itself as an impartial and effective tribunal.
Its authority has never been accepted by the United States and now it's coming under attack from African nations.
Today, we'll discuss the challenges faced by the fledgling ICC.
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