The prosecution of international war crimes and crimes against humanity is a slow, difficult process. Investigators and prosecutors face obstacles in gathering evidence and securing witnesses.
But newly appointed International Criminal Court investigation coordinator Alex Whiting says that when it comes to prosecuting genocide and war crimes, justice delayed is not necessarily justice denied. We talk with Whiting, a Harvard professor and former assistant U.S. district attorney for Massachusetts, about the role of the ICC and ongoing criminal investigations in Sudan, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This program aired on July 26, 2010.