Peter Erlinder

William Mitchell College of Law Professor, former National Lawyers Guild President, and international criminal defense attorney, noted for his defense work at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR), and, for his critique of the ICTR. 

Occupy Wall Street and D.R. Congo









Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ​​WBAI Talk Back, on the post-election political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Occupy Wall Street, and international solidarity, 12.21.2011:

Occupy Wall Street emerged in September 2011 as a movement against growing income and resource inequality. Can it find a way to stand with the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who have the lowest standard of living in the world, and the greatest number of war dead in any sustained conflict since World War II?

WBAI AfrobeatRadio host Wuyi Jacobs spoke to Kambale Musavuli and Bodia Macharia of Friends of the Congo, New York City and Toronto chapters respectively, Nita Evele of the Washington D.C.-based Congo Coalition, Jacques Bahati of the Washington D.C.-based Africa Faith and Justice Network, independent journalist Ann Garrison, Stanford Says No to War Founder, Occupy activist and writer Adam Hudson, and William Mitchell Law Professor, former National Lawyers' Guild President and international criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder.

Rwanda: Ingabire Show Trial Out of Kagame's Control

KPFA Weekend News, 10.02.2011

Selective African Justice at the International Criminal Court


International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands




KPFA Weekend News, 05.30.2011:  Law professor and international criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder and Uganda People's Congress activist and publicist George Okello on the selective African justice of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in response to the court's decision not to leave the prosecution of Kenyans to Kenyan institutions.


Rwanda Genocide: Erlinder v. Kagame in the Court of Public Opinion

Law Professor and former National Lawyers Guild President Peter Erlinder's case against Rwandan President Paul Kagame, and his official history of the Rwanda Genocide, continues in the court of public opinion, with Erlinder refusing to return to work at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, for fear Kagame might have him assassinated.  Erlinder has also published an 80-page analysis of documents which he says prove Kagame's culpability for the Rwanda Genocide and ensuing Congo Wars.   KPFA News spoke to him on Saturday, 04-09-2011. 


Erlinder on Trial/ICTR Lawyers on Strike

The KPFA report of the story as it drags into it's second month.


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