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Humankind: The Rights of Civilians and the International Criminal Court

Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 1pm on WUOT

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor announced earlier this year he's seeking arrest warrants for leaders of both Hamas and Israel. Can justice for the victims be found in court? This Humankind documentary traces the history of the ICC as well as earlier war crimes tribunals. Includes powerful audio recorded in court, plus recollections from the late Walter Cronkite, who covered the Nuremberg trials after WW2, which ushered in the promise of legal accountability.

On this edition of Humankind, we re-trace the founding of the ICC and learn how this new judicial system works and hear about its limitations. And we listen to accounts of earlier war crimes tribunals, including recollections from the late Walter Cronkite, who covered the Nuremberg trials after World War 2. Can the rule of law replace the law of the jungle?