20.09.2019 Merano Dialogues with Cuno Tarfusser: Warmongers on trial

Journalist Eberhard Daum will talk with criminal judge Cuno Tarfusser (in German)

As part of the “Merano Dialogues”, Cuno Tarfusser will explain what the work of the International Criminal Court consists of, illustrating the various aspects of the often unsuccessful prosecution of defendants accused of genocide or crimes against humanity.

Cuno Tarfusser from Merano is one of the Province’s most renowned jurists. As chief prosecutor of Bozen/Bolzano between 2001 and 2009 he contributed to the reform of the judiciary and gave decisive impulses for a leaner and more efficient organisation of the prosecution service. In 2009, he was elected judge of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. This is a permanent court that prosecutes genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

During his years in The Hague, which are now coming to an end, Tarfusser has dealt with several famous defendants, such as Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo or the feared Ugandan warlord Dominique Ongwen. It also issued arrest warrants for Libyan dictator Mu’ammar Gaddafi and his son.