Appeared in: Volume 4, Number 6
Published on: July 1, 2009
The Strange Case of Florence Hartmann

A tribunal in the Hague for the prosecution of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia is threatening to convict a former French journalist for accurately describing two of its boggled judicial decisions.  This is not the best way to advance the cause of international justice.

Ruth Wedgwood teaches international law at Johns Hopkins University, and is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. She served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, and designed the redaction procedures that became the Classified Information Procedures Act.
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