Professor Diane Orentlicher Discussing Guatemala’s Recent Conviction of Rios Montt on WAMU with Kojo Nnamdi on June 5, 2013

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Professor Diane Orentlicher, Professor of International Law at American University Washington College of Law and a Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, joined Kojo Nnamdi for a discussion of Guatemala’s recent conviction of its former leader of genocide and crimes against humanity on WAMU in the program "A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?"

In May 2013, Guatemala’s High Risk Tribunal found the country’s former army General Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the 36-year civil war that took more than 200,000 lives. Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader in a domestic criminal justice system and to convict a former leader of genocide through domestic trial. Professor Diane Orentlicher discussed in Kojo Nnamdi’s program the implication of this historic case and the shifts in the landscape of the international criminal justice system.

Please click here for the transcript of the program "A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?"