3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 14:45
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A about the topics related to the film, including the fundamental rights of Americans to bear arms and the stand-your-ground law. Do such self-defence laws create more trust among citizens, or merely fear?
Bart Stapert obtained his law degree in Groningen, after which he moved to the United States. Here, Mr. Stapert handled over 70 death penalty cases. After returning to the Netherlands he worked as a teacher and researcher at the University of Utrecht. At this time he was also chair of the Netherlands section of Amnesty International. Since 2013 he has established his own law firm, Stapert & Wiersum, dealing with complex criminal procedures. Furthermore, Mr. Stapert is currently chair of the board of Movies that Matter Foundation.
This Q&A is led by legal expert Margje van Weerden. At the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Van Weerden currently teaches in criminal law and criminal procedure. She studied law in Groningen and worked as a lawyer at Alpha Advocaten in Almere.