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Need to Know, June 8, 2012: International justice

 

Ray Suarez

This week’s show explores genocide and how to punish those who perpetrate it. First up: a report from Cambodia, where former leaders of the Khmer Rouge are being tried for the mass murders committed there decades ago.

Anchor Ray Suarez interviews “New Yorker” writer Philip Gourevitch, who has written extensively about genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda.

In the “American Voices” essay, Sadia Hameed of Human Rights First comments on the U.S. obligation to prevent genocide.

What’s on this week:

Imperfect justice in Cambodia

A report from Cambodia, where former leaders of the Khmer Rouge are being tried for the mass murders committed there decades ago.

Interview: Philip Gourevitch

New Yorker writer Philip Gourevitch, who has written extensively about genocide in Cambodia and Rwanda, talks to Ray Suarez.

American Voices

Sadia Hameed of Human Rights First comments on the U.S. obligation to prevent genocide.

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