The documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ follows sexual war crimes prosecutions

The documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ follows sexual war crimes prosecutions
The documentary ‘The Prosecutors’ follows sexual war crimes prosecutions

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)