Where do ousted dictators go?

Libya's Moammar Gadaffi

Hour 1

In recent months, amidst uprisings in their countries, Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has become a “guest” of Saudi Arabia, Ivory Coast’s outgoing president Laurent Gbagbo was arrested, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in limbo as the Arab Gulf states and the Yemeni opposition debate what to do with him, former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak is under house arrest in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, and the world is waiting for Libya’s Moammar Gadaffi to relinquish power and seek asylum in a friendly nation. But the question remains: Should these ex-dictators be encouraged to flee without complications and be allowed to live out their lives comfortably in exile or should they be held accountable for what many think might be crimes against humanity? Our guest, SCOTT HORTON, is an attorney and lecturer at Columbia University School of Law who specializes in human rights law and over the years has consulted with several nations to recover the assets of deposed leaders.  He joins us to talk about the issues surrounding exiled dictators and tyrants.

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