Ruth Wedgwood: I’m here today to interview Judge Mark Wolf, who is a distinguished district judge on the federal bench in Massachusetts, and has been on the bench for a very long time. He has taken the lead in pronouncing some quite sparky views on how we should fight corruption, particularly international corruption. He was […]
Since the September 11 attacks, federal judges have out of necessity plunged into the real-life facts of terrorism’s twilight world of training camps, safe houses, and dry runs, as they review the Guantanamo dossiers of al Qaeda and Taliban suspects captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Even in the view of hard-bitten intelligence types, the federal […]
Half a lifetime ago, on a hot July afternoon, I sat in the living room of international war crimes prosecutor Richard Goldstone, glued to the screen as Dutch television newscasters announced another dreary episode in the ethnic conflict of the former Yugoslavia. This time it was the capture of a small Bosnian municipality—the obscure town […]
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.