11 February 2021

The Guilty Victim - Podcast with associate professor Stig Jensen

For the first time ever, the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, has found a child soldier guilty of crimes against humanity. Dominic Ongwen was abducted and brainwashed by a Christian rebellion army and cult in Uganda. But he went from being a victim to being a perpetrator, at the top of an infamous hierarchy. How do you sentence a war-criminal who states that he had to kill in order to survive? 

All of these complex questions are at the forefront of this weeks podcast "Genstart" on DR, where associate professor Stig Jensen from Centre of African studies, debates the complex politics of guilt, violence and evil, and talk about his meeting with previous child soldiers from Uganda. The podcast is in Danish and can be found by clicking here

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