THE UNCONDEMNED Film Screening

25
Oct

Adams Auditorium, Building 111
UNSW Canberra at ADFA
Northcott Drive, Campbell, ACT

6.15pm to 9.00pm

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.

Register to attend https://theuncondemnedfilm.eventbrite.com.au/

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

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.

 

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