Dead Reckoning: civil society’s efforts to end impunity


A new three-hour TV series – Dead Reckoning – follows war crime investigators and prosecutors as they pursue some of the world’s most notorious war criminals—notably Adolf Eichmann, Saddam Hussein, Radovan Karadzic, Charles Taylor, and Efraín Ríos Montt, PBS reports:

The principles, legal doctrines and tactics that emerged from those pursuits now inform the effort to expose, prosecute, and punish present day human rights violators whose depredations have left millions dead and displaced. It is a tale of daring escapades, political obstruction, broken promises, and triumphs and failures.

The series highlights the work of leading civil society activists, including Natasa Kandic, director of the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Center and a past recipient of the National Endowment for Democracy’s Democracy Award, and doctor Denis Mukwege, who has been on the frontlines of the fight against sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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