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THE UNCONDEMNED Film Screening

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Adams Auditorium, Building 111 UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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Watch the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war | THE UNCONDEMNED.

Brought to you by UNSW Canberra in partnership with The ACT Red Cross.

THE UNCONDEMNED is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history. Underfunded, understaffed and overwhelmed, they faced incredible hurdles as they pursued their first case against a small town mayor. Crimes of war and against humanity had not been prosecuted since 1946, and surviving witnesses feared for their lives. And then, based on a last minute revelation, the prosecuting team amended the charge to include rape. Three heroic women would overcome their fears and shame to speak for all those who could not. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks and barriers. THE UNCONDEMNED captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history.

Professor Rob McLaughlin will introduce the documentary to the audience, offering his insights into this remarkable story. UNSW Canberra is pleased to welcome Rob, who assumes the role of Director of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra on 23 October 2017.

Date: Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time: 6.15pm arrival for 6.30pm start to 9.00pm
Location: Building 111, Adams Auditorium, UNSW Canberra, Northcott Drive, Campbell
RSVP: 22 October | Enquiries (02) 6268 8421 | events@adfa.edu.au

*This event may be applicable for CPD, check the ACT Law Society CPD guidelines.


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