The documentary 'The Prosecutors’ follows sexual war crimes prosecutions
Crimes of rape and other forms of sexual violence in war are woefully under-prosecuted, according to Leslie Thomas of Artworks Projects for Human Rights. To bring awareness, she is creating a documentary called ‘The Prosecutors.’ The film follows lawyers and victims during sexual war crimes prosecutions. Thomas believes, “that with perseverance there will be a global understanding that sexual violence cannot be tolerated as a by-product of war and that victims and combatants will expect that these crimes will be prosecuted.” Thomas and co-collaborator, Galya Ruffer, of Northwestern University’s Center for Forced Migration Studies will tell us what they think it will take for sexual war crimes to become a major component of international law.
(photo: Amani Kahatwa, Congolese lawyer, at the Minova trial. photo: film still from The Prosecutors by Michael Christopher Brown)