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The Sound of Ideas

A Memorial Day Conversation About Afghanistan

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010

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In its ninth year, the war in Afghanistan has now claimed the lives of more than 1,000 American warriors. On Memorial Day, we present a special conversation about the central challenges to bringing an end to that conflict--war crimes that have gone un-prosecuted, a widespread sense of impunity and an absence of the rule of law. "Bringing the Rule of Law to Afghanistan: Problems and Prospects,” a conversation at the City Club with McClatchy News Foreign Affairs Editor Roy Gutman, was co-sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Law’s Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Greater Cleveland International Lawyer’s Group.

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Government/Politics, Other, Terrorism

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Roy Gutman foreign editor, McClatchy Newspapers; author, How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan.

Additional Information

Read Newsweek's coverage of The Death Convoy of Afghanistan and McClatchy's investigation of the mistakes made at Guantanamo Bay.
Learn more about the guidebook to war crimes edited by Roy Gutman, David Rieff and Anthony Dworkin. Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know

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