This past November, DePaul University professor Cherif Bassiouni had the unusual task of sitting down with the King of Bahrain to tell him about injustices that were carried out in his country, on his watch.
The Arab uprisings have kept DePaul University professor emeritus Cherif Bassiouni very busy. Last summer, he went to Libya to monitor the revolution. He also headed a controversial report about alleged government abuses in Bahrain.
The BBC documentary After the Dictators explores what happens to nations after their autocratic leaders are gone.Some dictators like Libya's Muammar Qaddafi and Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu are killed outright.
As Libyans absorb the impact of Qaddafi’s death, the BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones explores what happens after dictators leave power. How does the manner of a dictator's downfall shape a country's chances of recovery?
Two months ago, historic change swept through Libya as Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, a dictator known for his zero tolerance towards dissent, fled into hiding. Since then, day by day, revolutionary forces have picked apart the dictator's regime in one of the most dramatic narratives of the Arab Spring.