Acknowledging our international criminals: Henry Kissinger and East Timor by Brandon Mark: http://www.law.du.edu/ilj/online_issues_folder/Mark.2.20.final.macro.pdf
Accusations of war crimes and legal difficulties
The Trial of Henry Kissinger
A revival of interest in Henry Kissinger came during the new millennium, when journalist Christopher Hitchens wrote The Trial of Henry Kissinger, a scathing critique of Kissinger's policy that accused him of war crimes, particularly for his policy toward Vietnam, Cyprus, Cambodia, Chile and East Pakistan (present day Bangladesh). Kissinger became a focal point of criticism from the political Left and certain human rights NGOs. The Trial of Henry Kissinger was later adapted into a documentary that predominantly featured Hitchens as narrator. According to the book and film, his foreign policy was chiefly concerned with attaining allies that had valuable geographical and strategic locations such as Turkey and Pakistan, and turned a blind eye when these allies attacked democracies and murdered countless innocent people. This is known as realpolitik or realism.
Involvement in Operation Condor
On May 31, 2001, French judge Roger Le Loire requested a summons served on Kissinger while he was staying at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Loire claimed to want to question Kissinger for alleged US involvement in Operation Condor as well as the death of French nationals under the Chilean junta. As a result, Kissinger left Paris that evening, and Loire's inquiries were directed to the US State Department.
In July 2001, the Chilean high court granted investigating judge Juan Guzman the right to question Kissinger about the 1973 killing of American journalist Charles Horman, whose execution at the hands of the Chilean military following the coup was dramatized in the 1982 Costa-Gavras film, Missing. The judge’s questions were relayed to Kissinger via diplomatic routes but went unanswered.
In August 2001, Argentine Judge Rodolfo Canicoba sent a letter rogatory to the US State Department, in accordance with the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), requesting a deposition by Kissinger to aid the judge's investigation of Operation Condor.