Slobodan Milosevic was found dead in his cell at the Hague on March 11, 2006. His trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity has therefore ended without a verdict. This project, the Milosevic Trial Archive, which has documented the entire trial, will remain online for public use for the indefinite future. We also maintain a hard archive of broadcast quality video of the entire trial at our archives in New York. These tapes are available to the public to be copied at cost.
The Bhopal Memory Project is an initiative to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, India. India’s recent attempts to extradite the former chairman of Union Carbide in order to face criminal charges have highlighted the need for a discussion about international free trade as it relates to national civil and criminal laws, how courts determine accountability for criminal acts, and the role of extradition treaties as a means of ensuring accountability in an increasingly globalized economy.
Recent reports from journalists and human rights advocates have drawn attention to the use of music as a technique of interrogation and punishment by US military and intelligence agencies. While music has been traditionally associated with pleasure, beauty and enjoyment, these reports call on us to rethink many received ideas about both music and the infliction of pain. Despite widespread condemnation of these practices, many fundamental questions about the relationship between music and torture remain unasked and unanswered.
MLP is a student-run organization working to improve the conditions of migrant laborers and their families in New York State, particularly the Hudson Valley, through community and campus education, direct service, research, and advocacy work. MLP also works with a coalition of organizations involved in the Justice for Farmworkers Campaign, which advances farmworker rights through a legislative agenda.
To read the 2007 Hudson Valley Farmworker Report, based on interviews by the Bard College Migrant Labor Project, click here.