Over the past fifty years America has led the world in condemning genocide. So
why has genocide occurred so often and so uncontested? An examination by
Readings on the efforts to establish a permanent world court which would
have jurisdiction over genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
In July 1998 the world community overwhelmingly endorsed the creation of
this International Criminal Court. 120 nations voted
for the Court; the U.S. was one of seven nations voting against it.
What can Vermeer teach us about Bosnia? Lawrence Weschler has covered the
ongoing Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague and writes of a
three-hundred-year-old lesson about fashioning order in a world of chaos.
An essay by Lawrence Weschler in which he comes to realize the real meaning in
Rembrandt's famous painting, and how this connects to the work of the War
Crimes Tribunal's judges, lawyers and investigators.