Telling Truths in Arusha
woensdag 30 maart 2011 - 19:15
Indepth panel discussion on the difficulties regarding the subject of truth finding in the court room with judge Julia Sebutinde, Special Court for Sierra Leone, international defence lawyer Wayne Jordash, and David Hooper, who worked as a co councel for Priest Hormisdas while the film was shot. Moderator is Michelle Parlevliet.
The film shows the complicated task to discover 'the truth' and to judge on the basis of witness statements only. It is not always easy to convince people to testify. Testimonies do sometimes contradict. The truth has many faces.
After the screening we organise an indepth panel discussion on the difficulties regarding the subject of truth finding in the court room.
Wayne Jordash is an international criminal defense lawyer and a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers in the UK. He has represented clients at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.
Judge Julia Sebutinde is president of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Justice Julia Sebutinde, a British-trained Ugandan lawyer, was called to the Uganda Bar in 1979. From 1978-1991 she worked within Uganda's Ministry of Justice, where she rose to the level of Principal State Attorney / Principal Legislative Counsel. From 1991-1996 she worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London as a Legislative Consultant and was seconded to the newly-independent Republic of Namibia, where she was appointed as a legislative expert to the Ministry of Justice. In 1996 she was appointed Judge of the High Court of Uganda. Between 1999 and 2003 Judge Sebutinde chaired three high-level Commissions which investigated allegations of corruption in the Uganda Police Force, the Ministry of Defence and the Uganda Revenue Authority.