Tribunals of public opinion are an alternative method of addressing crimes against humanity. The first was the Russell Tribunal established in the 1960s to deal with the crimes of the Vietnam War. More recently, such tribunals have garnered a lot of attention, both as a means of public education as well as theatrical reenactments, not least thanks to the theater director Milo Rau, who last summer staged an impressive tribunal, in Berlin and in Bukavu, on crimes in Congo. Kathrin Röggla, Wolfgang Kaleck, Milo Rau and Congolese lawyer Sylvestre Bisimwa will discuss the proceedings carried out concerning Congo and assess the impact of such tribunals.
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