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Fall 2011
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International Global Studies
Philosophy and Legal Studies
Peace and Conflict Studies

Professor Andreas Teuber
Andreas Teuber

FALL 2011

OCTOBER 3, 2011


the reckoning

The Battle for the International Criminal Court

An inside look at the International Criminal Court (the "ICC") as an opportunity to learn more about the Brandeis Program in the Hague where students experience first-hand how international courts confront a range of global problems; meeting with judges, advocates, and academic specialists for a broad survey of the international legal process and have direct access to major tribunals sitting in The Hague; including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, and special war-crimes tribunals, thereby getting to go to the heart of the international court system, as well as an inside look at the International Criminal Court (the "ICC") as a way of setting the stage for *Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence, Thursday, December 1 and Friday, December 2, 2011, a symposium that will explore the performative dimensions of justice in the aftermath of violence with a focus on Cambodia, Peru and the United States.

About the film . . .

Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities around the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (the "ICC") - the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. "The Reckoning" follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the U. N. Security Council to arrest him. Building cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the Prosecutor has a mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political will for the cause. Like a deft thriller, "The Reckoning" in this case with two riveting dramas- (1) the prosecution of unspeakable crimes and (2) the ICC's fight for efficacy in its nascent years. As this tiny court in The Hague struggles to change the world and forge a new paradigm for justice, innocent victims suffer and wait. Will the Prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails?

"The film is about accountability. It's about bringing
the perpetrators of the worst crimes happening in the world
to justice." - Pamela Yates, Filmmaker

  • An Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
  • Nominated for two "Best Documentary" Emmy Awards
  • Monday: 6:00 p.m.
    October 3, 2011
    Heller, Room G-2

    Watch the Trailer:

    Are you curious about the INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT?

    How did this new COURT get started, and what is it trying to do?

    Is THE HAGUE the proper venue for passing judgment on dictators and war criminals or Western politicians who authorize torture?

    For perspectives on the ICC, there will be a discussion along with the showing of the DOCUMENTARY, "THE RECKONING", about the COURT and its first important cases.

    On hand for the discussion will be Professors TEUBER (Philosophy) and GASKINS (Legal Studies) as well as Brandeis undergraduates whose studies in THE HAGUE have included visits to ICC trials and interviews with the ICC JUDGES.

    This is the first of five films to be shown throughout the Fall dealing with global justice and human rights.

    We hope that you can join us.

    Again . . .

    "The Reckoning"
    Monday: 6:00 p.m.
    October 3, 2011
    Heller, Room G-2

    Pizza and soft drinks
    will be served . . .

    Come and learn about the controversies surrounding the first decade of this important international court.

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