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Camera Justitia sheds light on the many angles of the human rights and justice theme, using films and debates on transitional justice, careful administration of national and international justice and the fight against impunity. Hence, the programme is closely connected to the field in which the International Criminal Court and several tribunals in The Hague operate.   

Camera Justitia features films screenings followed by in-depth programmes, a master class and a talkshow. An esteemed jury selects the winner of the Camera Justitia Award.

The programme is made possible by vfonds.

Camera Justitia sheds light on the many angles of the human rights and justice theme, using films and debates on transitional justice, careful administration of national and international justice and the fight against impunity. Hence, a program that is closely connected to the field in which the International Criminal Court and several other tribunals in The Hague operate.   

Camera Justitia features films screenings followed by in-depth programmes, the Camera Justitia Award en the Camera Justitia Masterclass.

The programme is made possible by vfonds.

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The Films

The Camera Justitia programme consists of eight documentaries about topics ranging from democratisation in Zimbabwe in Democrats, mentally ill detainees in Belgium in the film 9999, police violence and corruption in Brazil in Point Blank and the search for justice at the Iran Tribunal in the documentary Those who said no.

The competition programme also includes the film E-TEAM, about the emergency team of Human Rights Watch and Watchers of the Sky about the historical quest for justice in the legal fight against genocide.
The documentary Drone shows how the USA uses drones to make the elimination of terrorism suspects in Pakistan an easy one-button operation. Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd is about the bizarre detainment of 22 innocent Uyghurs in Guantanamo Bay.

These films wil be screened many times throughout the festival week, followed by debates with film directors and (international) guests. 

Master Class

On Thursday 26 March, Sir Geoffrey Nice will present the Camera Justitia Master Class about criminal law and international justice. At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Sir Geoffrey Nice led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević. On the basis of film fragments Sir Geoffrey Nice will look back at his time at the ICTY.

He will also speak about obtaining legal evidence in conflict situations, the value of the term genocide and the future of international criminal law. The  master class will be moderated by criminologist Dr. Frederiek de Vlaming, researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

Movies that Matter invites professionals and students of law, international relations and social sciences to participate in this master class. The event starts at 3.30 pm. Entrance is free.

Camera Justitia Night

International lawyer Heikelina Verrijn Stuart will welcome the audience of the Camera Justitia Night on Thursday 26 March.The documentary Watchers of the Sky by American director Edet Belzberg will be screened here. The film screening will be followed by a brief discussion about the film, with several international legal experts.

Talk show

On Friday evening 27 March, the talk show Trial and Terror will take place. International guests will discuss possibilities to protect the rule of law when trying to prevent terrorism worldwide. Is it possible to respect human rights in this international war on terror? And if not, is this something to worry about?

The jury

An esteemed jury presents the Camera Justitia Award. This year the jury consists of former politician Job Cohen, human rights advocate Boris Dittrich, judge Tamara Trotman, film maker Maria Mok and film journalist Clementine van Wijngaarden.

 

Silver Butterfly

During the Award Ceremony at the Camera Justitia Night on March 26th, the jury will present the Camera Justitia Award to the director of the winning film. This Award consists of the Silver Butterfly and €5,000.

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