IHRP to Host ICC Prosecutor for Events on November 14th!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Faculty of Law to host the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for a special, free screening of “Prosecutor”
Panel discussion to follow includes ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Stephen Lewis, Canadian diplomat and international envoy for humanitarian efforts

If you are not able to attend, please watch the live webcast of the evening conversation here (commencing at approximately 8:10 p.m.). Send us your comments and questions to: http://www.scribblelive.com/Event/Prosecutor and we will pose them to the Prosecutor and Stephen Lewis live during the event. Follow us on Twitter and join the live discussion: @ProsecutorDoc

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Canadian diplomatStephen Lewis, will appear at a special free public screening of the new documentary Prosecutor” on Monday, November 14th, at the Isabel Bader Theatre at the University of Toronto (view the poster here). This is the first public screening of the film, which it is being generously sponsored by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, including its International Human Rights Program (IHRP).

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring this event,” said Renu Mandhane, Director of the IHRP. “It provides a unique opportunity for our students to hear from one of the most prominent figures in international law today. It is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness two leading world figures speak candidly about law and justice.”

Prosecutor is a feature documentary that follows Moreno-Ocampo during the first year of trials at the ICC, and explores the controversies surrounding the Court and its charismatic lead prosecutor. The film was produced by White Pine Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada, with TVO, and was directed by Barry Stevens. Stevens followed Moreno-Ocampo to The Hague, New York and through some of Africa's most dangerous regions. "We all want to see people who commit genocide brought to justice, and our behind-the-scenes film follows Moreno-Ocampo trying to do just that. The Toronto screening is going to be particularly interesting; the Ghaddafi warrants have really put the spotlight on the ICC and Moreno-Ocampo."

Following the film, the audience can ask questions in a panel discussion featuring: Luis Moreno-Ocampo; Stephen Lewis; Renu Mandhane, Director of the International Human Rights Program at the Faculty of LawBarry Stevens, Director of “Prosecutor” ; and Erna Paris, acclaimed author of numerous books on international justice.

Earlier in the day, the International Human Rights Program will be presenting a lunch-time event featuring Luis Moreno-Ocampo and geared to lawyers. The Prosecutor will be introduced by Dean Mayo Moran from the Faculty of Law. The event will take place in Bennett Lecture Hall, Flavelle House, Faculty of Law at 78 Queen’s Park. The event will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. (View the poster here.)

WHAT: FREE public screening of “Prosecutor”
WHEN: Mon. November 14, 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm, general seating only)
WHERE: Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto (Museum subway stop)

For further information about the Faculty of Law events on November 14th, please contact:

Lucianna Ciccocioppo, Director, External Relations

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

416-946-0334 / lucianna.ciccocioppo@utoronto.ca

Renu Mandhane, Director,

International Human Rights Program (IHRP)

416-946-8730 / renu.mandhane@utoronto.ca

For further information about the film, please contact:

Davida Gregor, Publicist, White Pine Pictures

416-703-5580 / davida@whitepinepictures.com

Mobile: 647-300-6223


Barry Stevens, Director of Prosecutor

(416) 419-3167 / barry@barrystevens.net