"The trial of war criminals and dictators represents one of the key outcomes of humanitarian intervention or 'regime change'. Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein are the most recent in a long line of political leaders to have been brought before courts of law. But what kind of justice is this, and is it distinguishable from revenge?"
Discussing this will be John Laughland, author of A History of Political Trials: From Charles I to Saddam Hussein, and Philippe Sands QC, author of Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty, and the Compromise of Law. The event will be chaired by writer and columnist Simon Jenkins.
Added by nico_macdonald on July 14, 2008