The Reckoning

PBS Premiere: July 14, 2009Check the broadcast schedule »

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Explore a timeline of the ICC
A Brief History of the ICC
Watch videos and read through the history of the international justice movement after World War II in this multimedia timeline.

Should the United States join the ICC?
Participate in Our Survey
As you know, POV films are documentaries with a point of view. In the case of The Reckoning, filmmakers Paco de Onís, Pamela Yates and Peter Kinoy made their film as part of a larger initiative they are involved with that aims to raise public awareness of the International Criminal Court and international justice. They are interested in gauging the impact of The Reckoning on public opinion about the ICC. It would be extremely helpful for the growing ICC movement if you would take 2 minutes to answer a few questions about the ICC and their film.

Experts discuss the International Criminal Court
Perspectives on International Justice and Human Rights
What is the U.S. position on the International Criminal Court? What does the future hold for war-torn countries as they begin the process of recovering from years of civil war? And how do we measure the impact of an international court that has no armed forces? We ask scholars, human rights organizations and political analysts to discuss the issues raised in The Reckoning.

Read an interview with Christine Chung
Q&A with Christine Chung
Chung, featured prominently in The Reckoning, is the first senior trial attorney to work in the office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). She directed the investigation that led to the issuance of the first ICC arrest warrants in Uganda, participated in the Darfur investigation and led the investigation in the Congo that resulted in the case Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga and Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui. She answered some of our questions via email earlier this month.

Additional interview with the Nuremberg prosecutor
Video Interview: Ben Ferencz
In this extended interview, Ben Ferencz, who, as a 27-year-old lawyer, prosecuted 22 German officers at Nuremberg for murdering over a million people, talks about his role in the development of an international justice movement and his passion to end war in this world.