The Uncondemned: Pepp Law community invited to premiere of Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper (JD ’89) documentary

October 17, 2016 — The Uncondemned, a documentary about 1989 alumnus Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper’s work in Rwanda — including prosecuting rape as an international war crime for the first time — will be released in theaters on October 21 in New York City and October 28 in Los Angeles. Ambassador Prosper, now a partner at Arent Fox LLP, has reserved a block of seats for the Pepperdine Law campus community at the October 28 showing, which will take place at 7:10pm at the Laemmle in Santa Monica. There may be a short panel discussion with the filmmaker and Ambassador Prosper after the film. Interested faculty, staff, and students should contact Jenna DeWalt in the Global Justice Program office at jenna.dewalt@pepperdine.eduRegular ticket sales are sold out and the pool of reserved tickets are limited, so please contact the Global Justice Program immediately if interested.

From The Uncondemned website

“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. A courtroom thriller and personal human drama, “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.

About Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper (Wikipedia)

Pierre-Richard Prosper (born 1963) is an American lawyer, prosecutor and former government official. He served as the second United States Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Prosper is currently a partner at Arent Fox LLP, having joined the firm on January 1, 2007 after his term in public service, and is a former vice-chairman of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination until his term ended in 2012.

 

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