Conducting War Crimes Investigations

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Whether it's Rwanda, Bosnia or anywhere else in the world — how do investigators find out exactly what happened and who's really responsible when it comes to war crimes? Join NPR's Lynn Neary and her guests to discuss how war crimes are investigated and how accused war criminals are prosecuted and defended.


John Cencich
*Former international war crimes investigator
*Led the investigation of Slobodan Milosevic for crimes alleged to have occurred in Croatia
*Currently professor of law and justice at California University of Pennsylvania

Mimi Doretti
*Anthropologist who works in forensics
*Co-founder of Argentine forensic anthropology

Mischa Wladimiroff
*Defense counsel for Dusko Tadic, a leader of Serb paramilitary forces, before the U.N. war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia
*Defense counsel for Alfred Musema, a defendant before the U.N. international criminal tribunal for Rwanda
*One of three amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic



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