Tuesday, November 15
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Columbia Law School
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104
435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
"The Uncondemned" tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice where there had been none. Up until this point, rape had not been prosecuted as a war crime and was committed with impunity...."The Uncondemned" beautifully interweaves the stories of the characters in this odyssey, leading to the trial at an international criminal court--and the results that changed the world of criminal justice forever.'
The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law will host a panel discussion following the film, engaging lawyers who worked on the cases discussed in the film among others to discuss the issues that accompany the prosecution of rape a war crime and as an act of genocide.
Sara Darehshori, Senior Counsel, US Program, Human Rights Watch
Consolee Nishimwee, Author and Journalist, and Survivor of the Rwandan Genocide
The Panel will be moderated by Professor Katherine Franke, of Columbia Law School
This event is co-supported by the Columbia If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Human Rights Institute, Social Justice Initiatives Columbia Law School, Rightslink, and Columbia | SIPA's Gender Policy Working Group. The event is free and open to the public.
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