American RadioWorksDocumentariesJustice

    The Promise of Justice
by Michael Montgomery and Stephen Smith

This on-going documentary series examines the machinery and insidious legacy of war crimes, and the struggle for justice in societies convulsed by mass violence.

Photo: D. George
     July, 2002
Justice on Trial
In July of 2002, an international court to prosecute war criminals assumes power at the Hague. It's not the first time nations have come together to enforce international laws of war. From the trials of Nazi war criminals, to the prosecution of mass killers in the former Yugoslavia, to traditional justice in Rwanda—how effective is the machinery of international justice? More...

Slobodan Milosevic at The Hague
Photo: AP / Wide World
     The Trial of Slobodan Milosevic
When Slobodan Milosevic's trial at The Hague begins later this year, it will be the biggest war crimes trial since the prosecution of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg. The former Serbian leader is charged with four counts of crimes against humanity in Kosovo. More...

Versioni ShqipeSrpski Prevod
On May 14, 1999, 41 ethnic Albanian men were killed by Serbian fighters in the village of Cuska in Kosovo. Other villages in the region were attacked the same day in what appears to have been a concerted plan of ethnic cleansing executed by organized militia forces. Today, as justice efforts focus on high-level officials, it appears many of the actual killers may never see trial. More...

Burning the Evidence
During the war in Kosovo in 1999, war-crimes investigators suspected that Serbian forces were hiding evidence of atrocities by removing bodies of murdered Albanians from graves and execution sites. But until now, no one could say precisely what happened to many of these bodies. This is the story of a secret and grisly operation by Serbian security forces to destroy evidence of possible war crimes in an industrial furnace in northern Kosovo. More...

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Correspondent, Producer: Michael Montgomery
Producer, Managing Editor: Stephen Smith
Reporter: Adriatik Kelmendi
Reporter: Jovo Martinovic
Editor: Deborah George
Coordinating Producer: Sasha Aslanian
Project Coordinator: Misha Quill
Assistant Producer: Stephanie Curtis
Technical Direction: Stephen Smith, Craig Thorson, Scott Liebers
Executive Producer: Bill Buzenberg
Web Manager: John Pearson
Web Art Director: Darby Laing
Online Producer: Emily Thompson

Photo: Stephen Smith

Major funding for American RadioWorks is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This documentary was made possible, in part, by grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the Sandler Family Supporting Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Glaser Family Foundation.

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