Oct. 24 broadcast/podcast will examine challenges of prosecuting Russian leaders for war crimes.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked the conscience of humanity. Daily reports of Russian atrocities appear in the news. Worldwide, the cries for accountability are rising. But are Vladimir Putin and other Russian political and military leaders beyond the reach of international criminal law?
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf has assembled an expert panel on international prosecutions for “Accountability for Russian War Crimes,” a special broadcast of the one-hour radio program, “Talking Foreign Policy.” The show is scheduled to air on Monday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., on WKSU 89.7 FM, Cleveland’s NPR station. The broadcast is also available worldwide from the WKSU 89.7 FM livestream.
This broadcast also marks the launch of the Talking Foreign Policy podcast. This episode and others are now available for downloading as a podcast from the Talking Foreign Policy archives.
Experts joining Scharf for the Oct. 24 broadcast include:
- David Crane, the former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, whose proposal for a tribunal to prosecute the Russian crime of aggression is under consideration by the United Nations
- Milena Sterio, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, who has argued before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court
- Jennifer Trahan, Professor of Global Affairs at New York University and head of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression
- Paul Williams, president of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated non-governmental organization which has interviewed hundreds of Ukrainian witnesses to document war crimes in Ukraine
CWRU is the only law school in the nation with a foreign policy radio program. “Talking Foreign Policy” launched in 2012 and is broadcast quarterly from Cleveland.