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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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Film programme 2016

The programme offers a stage for fiction films and documentaries dealing with law and justice, like the openingfilm of the festival: Krigen. In this Oscar-nominated film, idealistic Danish army commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his troupes are stationed in an Afghanistan province. Caught in heavy crossfire with Taliban fighters, Pedersen faces a difficult decision that will have far-reaching consequences.

Besides Krigen, the Camera Justitia programme 2016 consists of the following films: 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets; Deep Web, Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer, The Fear of 13, Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr; A Haunting History, Krigen, Paulina and The Prosecutor, the Defender, the Father and His Son.

See a full overview of all Camera Justitia films here.

The Jury

This year's Camera Justitia jury consisted of professor Taru Spronken, Attorney General at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands; Iwana Chronis, Fund Manager of the Hubert Bals Fund; Mark Dillon, Head of Information and Evidence at the International Criminal Court; Leonard Retel Helmrich, award-winning documentary filmmaker; and Mirsad Purivatra, founding director of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Masterclass

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Serge Brammertz gave a Masterclass on Wednesday 23 March. Mr Brammertz spoke about his personal experiences at the tribunal and the different forces at play in international court cases. The 75-minute masterclass was moderated by philosopher of law Heikelien Verrijn Stuart.

Camera Justitia Night

On Thursday March 24th at 20.00 hrs Movies that Matter organised a special night around the Camera Justitia-programme, in Theater aan het Spui.

During this night the Camera Justitia jury awarded the Silver Butterfly (€ 5,000) for best film on human rights and social justice to directors Patrick Reed and Michelle Shephard of Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr. The film tells the story of 15-year-old Canadian Omar Khadr who was detained without a trial in Guantanamo Bay. 

After the award ceremony the documentary A Haunting History was screened. A film about lawyer Anuol Deng, who grew up in South-Sudan. When he was seven years old, rebels attacked his village and caused a massacre. He fled to Europe and managed, with the help of others, to finish Law school. Now, fifteen years later, he returns to his country as a lawyer and dreams of contributing to law and justice in South-Sudan. After the screening there was a Q&A with the directors of the film, Ilse and Femke van Velzen, and protagonist Anuol Deng. 

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