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You Are Here: July 08, 2012
For Americans, justice has always been a powerful and constant power. It makes up a third of our national government– never to be the oppressed nor the oppressor. But, when justice crosses national borders, whose book of law are we following?
In this hour of You Are Here you’ll hear from four reporters discussing what global justice looks like, whether or not it is attainable, and where it’s headed. We will examine the last ten years of the International Criminal Court, the seemingly unfair role the United States and the United Nations play when it comes to dubbing right from wrong, and war criminals evading justice by seeking asylum and impunity in allied countries. We explore justice within Mexico’s drug wars amid corruption in the high powers and court system.
LISTEN: Intro- Global Justice
An introduction to this hour on judging right from wrong across national borders
LISTEN: Today’s ICC
The International Criminal Court recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary. We examine what the ICC’s future will look like, amidst praise and criticism. (Reporter Brendan Scully)
LISTEN: The US and Shaping Global Justice
How does the US interact with the international community, when it comes to international law? (Reporter Arjun Singh)
LISTEN: Evading Justice
We discuss how it’s still possible, in 2012, to escape from the law and argue about why justice delayed could actually be the best thing for a country’s progress. (Producer Kathryn Barnes)
LISTEN: Justice for the Drug Cartels
In Mexico, the government is taking advice from Columbia on the best methods to lessen drug violence and hold cartels accountable for their crimes. (Reporter Dillon Rand)
LISTEN: Voices on Justice
We ask our experts for their own opinions on the definition of global justice, what it would look like and whether or not it is attainable.
LISTEN: Exclusive Interview with James Goldston
James Goldston is the founder and executive director of Open Society, a foundation which works to build democracies that promote justice, with citizens who hold their leadership accountable. (Reporter Brendan Mattox)
Producer Kathryn Barnes