World On Trial
World on Trial will present both sides of sharply contested international human rights issues in the context of courtroom trials before live multinational juries. Remote juries at distinguished universities throughout the world will view the proceedings by video, deliberate, and also render verdicts. Each episode will be filmed in a courtroom with simultaneous translation before a live audience and jury. Participants include: Randall Robinson, Creator and Host; Cherie Booth, Presiding Jurist; Charles Ogletree, Challenging the 2004 Law; Remy Schwartz; Widney Brown; John R. Bowen; Karima Bennoune; Hanifa Cherifi.
World On Trial Previous Broadcasts
France's Headscarf Law (Episode #101)
KQED World: Sun, Mar 4, 2012 -- 10:00 PM
The pilot episode of World on Trial will examine the legality of France's 2004 "headscarf law," which forbids the wearing of conspicuous religious garb in primary and secondary public schools. Should the law be stricken as a discriminatory and inhospitable "Islamophobic" effort to forbid Muslim girls in public schools from expressing their religious beliefs? Or, should the law be upheld as an appropriate mechanism of preserving French secularism in the public arena, with an important ancillary benefit of allowing Muslim girls who choose not to veil to be secure in their choice, at least in public schools?
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 -- 10:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Mar 7, 2012 -- 7:00 AM
- KQED World: Mon, Mar 5, 2012 -- 4:00 AM