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A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide. The proceedings have hit snags, but they're seen by many as a milestone in international criminal justice -- even as skepticism about the International Criminal Court remains high in other parts of the world. We explore shifts in the landscape of the international criminal justice system.

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