How to get justice for war crimes?


How to get justice for war crimes?

Oorlog en vrede
How powerful is the International Criminal Court? With historian Dr Iva Vukušić and political anthropologist Dr Ewa Strzelecka.

Recent violent attacks in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo demonstrate (to name but a few examples) that war crimes and crimes against humanity are still being committed across the world, and millions of civilians are suffering. What role can the international justice system - and the International Criminal Court (ICC) play in getting justice? How likely is it that suspects of war crimes will be investigated and ultimately prosecuted? Do war crime trials help a country move forward or frustrate peace efforts?

Historian Dr Iva Vukušić (UU) talks about the power of criminal courts and tribunals in addressing international injustice. Political anthropologist Dr Ewa Strzelecka (VU) takes us to Yemen. The UN called the war that has been raging there for eight years the greatest humanitarian disaster of our time. Why has no one been convicted for it yet? What does justice in this conflict looks like? 


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Monday December 4 2023 (20:00-21:30)
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Oorlog en vrede

Met de inval van Rusland in Oekraïne komt oorlog weer dichtbij. Terwijl in de kranten analisten en opiniemakers elkaar bestoken met voorspellingen over het verloop van het conflict, nemen wij in deze serie een stap terug. Van desinformatie en strijdende hackers, tot vredesonderhandelingen en wederopbouw: met wetenschappers duiden we het fenomeen oorlog.