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Whose Justice?

The International Criminal Court in The Hague has been a controversial addition to the global justice system. To coincide with its first trial, Newsnight broadcasts a series of films about international justice.

Karadzic's defence

Radovan Karadzic's daughter talks about her father's trial

Allan Little, who covered the war in Bosnia, meets Radovan Karadzic's daughter Sonja. She gives the first real insight into how her father will defend himself at The Hague. He faces 11 counts of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and other atrocities in the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

The ICC's inaugural trial

The former Congolese militia leader on trial at the ICC

The first person to face trial at the International Criminal Court is Thomas Lubanga, the leader of a militia group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is accused of war crimes relating to the use of children in that country's civil conflict, as Caroline Hawley reports.

What justice for Uganda's former child soldiers?

The Ugandan children forced to kill

Steve Bradshaw examines how justice can be meted out to the large numbers of abducted children who were used as soldiers and committed murder and rape, during the 20 year war fought by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army. Its leader, Joseph Kony, remains at large and refuses to sign a peace deal until the ICC arrest warrant is revoked.

Law and order in Liberia

How can the Liberian government impose law and order?

Emily Marlow investigates how the forthcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Liberia will deal with those responsible for the deaths of a quarter of a million people who were killed during the country's civil war. The conflict left Liberia in economic ruin and overrun with weapons. The capital, Monrovia, remains without mains electricity and running water. Corruption is rife and unemployment and illiteracy are endemic.


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