Allen Ruff’s guest is journalist and author Thierry Cruvellier, who has reported on contemporary international tribunals for war crimes and crimes against humanity for over twenty years, covering war crimes trials before international tribunals for Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Bosnia and Cambodia, as well as national justice efforts in Columbia and the Balkans.
Cruvellier is an op-ed contributor with the New York Times, and the author of Court of Remorse- Inside the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and The Master of Confessions – The Making of a Khmer Rouge Torturer. He has a new book due out next year on Sierra Leone. This fall, he has also been a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The two discuss the symbolic importance of international tribunals, and what might happen in the upcoming war crimes trial in Afghanistan which will attempt to prosecute US soldiers for atrocities.