Dead Reckoning: War & Justice is a series which reveals how the model of justice conceived by the Allies in the wake of World War II has evolved into a standard by which all conflicts are judged. The series explores the origins of the Allied response to these unique situations, along with transformative conflicts and atrocities that have, for 70 years, shaped conceptions of war and peace.
See how laws and mechanisms for international justice are created in the wake of war crimes committed by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. General Yamashita’s conviction for crimes against civilians establishes a command responsibility doctrine. The General’s Ghost airs Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 PM.
Learn how the Cold War obstructs postwar justice and how atrocities in conflicts with large civilian tolls-such as Vietnam, Afghanistan and Guatemala-are concealed. Individuals make efforts to expose war crimes and identify the perpetrators. The Blind Eye airs Tuesday, March 28th at 8:00 PM.
See how postwar justice has been revitalized over the past two decades, but is limited in confronting the exponential rise in civilian tolls-sexual violence and genocide-occurring in the Balkans, Rwanda, Congo, Syria, Sri Lanka and other countries. In Our Time airs Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00 PM.