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When Justice Is Too Far Away

Amaka Megwalu, a graduate student at Harvard Law School with experience in development and post-conflict resolution, gives an interesting interview to Harvard’s Hauser Center. Megwalu, who’s worked in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, weighs in on the relationship between international aid and justice and the role of local resolution programs in the international justice system. Megwalu emphasizes the importance of resolution on the ground, saying, “people may appreciate the arrest of persons like Thomas Lubunga of the DRC (currently held by the ICC), but if his arrest does nothing to rebuild trust in affected communities, and/or does nothing for the lady who lost a son to his brutal tactics but never gets to hear/see him account for his crimes, then little has been gained on the ground.” [%comments]