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Dead Reckoning: War & Justice

Dead Reckoning: War & Justice

Civilians worldwide are increasingly the targets of war crimes. This unprecedented three-part series examines the evolution of postwar justice in investigating genocide, ethnic cleansing and other atrocities and in prosecuting the perpetrators.


The General’s Ghost

Tuesday, March 28, at 8 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, March 29, at 2 a.m.

See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine.

The Blind Eye

Tuesday, March 28, at 9 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, March 29, at 3 a.m.

Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls—such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala—are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators.

In Our Time

Tuesday, March 28, at 10 p.m.
Repeats Wednesday, March 29, at 4 a.m.

See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls—sexual violence and genocide—occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries.

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