Passing Judgment on an ICC Thriller: a Podcast Review

Scott Turow is one of America’s best-known authors of legal thrillers, set—until now—in fictional Kindle County, located somewhere in the Midwest. But in his latest book, Testimony, Turow travels to The Hague and to Bosnia, to tell the story of a middle-aged American lawyer who takes up a chance to serve as a prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

But how does his fictional account of the workings of the ICC, seen through the eyes of hero Bill ten Boom, stack up with the real thing?

A special edition of the Open Society Foundations’ monthly Talking Justice podcast, presents a discussion of Testimony, between James A. Goldston, executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative, and Binaifer Nowrojee, regional dierctor of the Open Society Foundations’ Asia region. Both are lawyers. Both have experience of the workings of international justice. Listen to the podcast here to hear their verdict:


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