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  • Hunting Warlords: The Fight for Justice

    After a six year legal battle, former Liberian president Charles Taylor became the first head of state to be convicted of war crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court at the Hague in the Netherlands.

    Those who lived under his rule- suffering through acts of murder and slavery- celebrated the verdict. But critics of the ICC believe that the Taylor trial took too long and the system stands gridlocked.

    To discuss the International Criminal Court, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the Director of Human Rights Watch International Justice Program, Richard Dicker.

    Mr. Dicker agrees that the court moves too slowly but he believes that "accountability through criminal trials, even 10-15 years after the crimes occurred, is essential in creating the conditions for a durable peace."

    To Mr. Dicker, the success of the ICC needs to be seen on multiple levels. The progress that's been made to hold heads of state accountable for war crimes would have been unfathomable even 20

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  • This week Christiane Amanpour went back to school, stepping out in front of the lecture hall as a special guest professor at NYU as part of MtvU's Emmy nominated "Stand In" series. Christiane delivered a talk on the immense impact that the Arab Spring is having on both the region and the world.

    "I am honored to have been asked to take part in mtvU's 'Stand In' program. It's been my belief throughout my entire career that information and exposure are not a luxury, they are vital for people's world views, future education and global progress," said Amanpour. "I hope this offers some practical information and knowledge for people who are about to go out into the world and make their own way."

    Amanpour's "Stand In" will premiere on mtvU to more than 750 college campuses nationwide and on-demand at beginning Tuesday, May 8 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT.

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  • Anatomy of China’s Money and Murder Scandal

    Allegations of bribery, corruption, even charges of murder has one of China's most powerful families sitting on the outside of power looking in.

    Bo Xilai was once a superstar in the Chinese Communist Party, but no longer. He's been under the microscope for his own abuse of power and lost his job because of it. Additionally, his wife is accused of murdering a influential English business man, and his son can't stay out of the tabloids for his partying ways.

    But this is about more than a corrupt family. This scandal has rocked China's Communist Party and has pulled back the curtain on the Chinese political system, giving us a chance to take a unique glimpse into an increasingly fractured government.

    Joining us to discuss China's public relations nightmare is Richard McGregor, Washington Bureau Chief for the Financial Times.

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