More than three decades ago in Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge orchestrated the mass killing of two million people. Today, several Khmer Rouge leaders responsible for those atrocities are finally facing trial.
What transpired in Cambodia is just one example of the international community’s inability to prevent genocide. Decades later, there was widespread ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. And then, of course, there was Rwanda.
Philip Gourevitch, a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine and author of “We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda,” has written extensively about genocide. He talks to Need to Know host Ray Suarez about what can be done to stop the carnage and punish those responsible.