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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, 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 and masterclasses. 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 includes six documentaries and two feature films on various subjects, dealing with the administration of justice in China in Ai Weiwei: the Fake Case, miners’ strikes in South Africa in Miners Shot Down, the trial against Neo-Nazis in Hungary: Judgment in Hungary and the legal status of girls in Morocco who have been cast away by their family in Dance of Outlaws.

The documentary Closed Sea is about the interception of refugees at sea by the Italian coast guard, while Narco Cultura zooms in on the Mexican drug war. The programme further includes Flemish courtroom thriller Het Vonnis, and 5 Jahre Leben, about the detention of German citizen Murat Kurnaz at Guantanamo Bay.

The selected films for Camera Justitia will be screened throughout the festival week, followed by debates with (international) guests. Feature film Het Vonnis will have its premiere screening in The Hague at the Camera Justitia Night on Friday 21 March, which will be attended by director Jan Verheyen and actor Jappe Claes.

Masterclasses

Apart from film screenings and debates, Camera Justitia also offers interesting masterclasses by two renowned 'human rights masters'.

Theo van Boven

On Friday 21 March Theo van Boven, the first-ever UN Human Rights Director, will give a masterclass about his struggle to bring about change and justice at the UN in the time of the Cold War. 21 March, 3.30 pm.

Sir Nigel Rodley

On Sunday 23 March professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chair of the UN Human Rights Committee, will speak with Petra Stienen and festival visitors about promoting civil and political rights worldwide. 23 March, 2.15pm.

Both masterclasses take place at Theater aan het Spui. Participation in the masterclasses is free, but seats are limited. Please register via camerajustitia@moviesthatmatter.nl.

The jury

An esteemed jury will present the Camera Justitia Award to the director of the winning film. This year the jury consists of former judge at the European Court of Human Rights Egbert Myjer, actress Johanna ter Steege, lawyer Phon van den Biesen, journalist and former politician Myrthe Hilkens and filmmaker Bram Schouw.

Silver Butterfly

During the closing ceremony of the festival, on March 26th, the director of the winning film will be rewarded with the Camera Justitia Award, consisting of the Silver Butterfly and €5,000.

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