War Crimes


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Warning: This episode contains content that some listeners may find upsetting

No matter the war being fought, it's a sad fact that war crimes take place all around the world - we need only look to Russia's offensive war in Ukraine to see how civilians can be illegally targeted in an indiscriminate and disproportionate fashion.

With contemporary events in mind, we decided to take a look at the long history of war crimes and how perpetrators have been held to account over the decades.

To help with this James is joined once again by Oona Hathaway, Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and member of the Advisory Committee on International Law at the US Department of State since 2005.

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