"A Life-long Quest for Justice" Melissa Fleming (UN) interviews Serge Brammertz (IRMCT) - Awake at Night: S5-E8
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"Every single person indicted is exactly the opposite of a hero. And the only heroes in fact are the survivors and victims." - AAN S5-E8

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Serge Brammertz is one of the world's leading international prosecutors. As Chief Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), he leads the process of tracking down fugitive criminals from wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the genocide in Rwanda.

Decades on from the brutal Balkan wars of the 1990s, genocide denial and glorification of war criminals remain rife in the region. In this episode, Serge Brammertz reflects on his life-long quest to bring war criminals to justice, on working with the survivors of genocide, and what he has learned about the human condition.

"I very early discovered that there's nothing which can justify any war from an individual perspective … it's always a failure."

 

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Photo ©Courtesy of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT)