Truth on Trial: War Crimes and Whistleblowers | Summer Series

featuring Ebony Bennett


Our summer podcast series brings you some of the best conversations from our webinars and live events in 2023.

The first person will face trial in relation to Australian war crimes in Afghanistan is David McBride, the whistleblower on trial, not an alleged war criminal.

On the eve of David McBride’s trial, a distinguished panel of experts discussed what’s at stake, what it says that whistleblower not a war criminal is facing trial, and the right to truth and accountability when whistleblowers are facing prosecution.

This was recorded on Friday 10th November 2023 and things may have changed since recording. // @theausinstitute


Rex Patrick, Former independent Senator and Whistleblower Justice Fund Founder // @MrRexPatrick

Hadi Marifat, Director and co-founder of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization // @HMarifat

Rawan Arraf, Executive Director of the Australian Centre for International Justice // @rawanarraf

Kieran Pender, senior lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre // @KieranHRLC

Sharara Attai, Executive Director of the Islamophobia Register Australia

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Edited by: Emily Perkins

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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