Thorne Auditorium, Northwestern University
Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Film Screening and Discussion
Even as the Syrian conflict rages, legal cases are being built against officials of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, who are accused of committing crimes against humanity and war crimes. Through personal testimonies and unprecedented access to Syrian regime documents, the documentary film tells the stories of survivors of torture, families of the dead and missing, and regime defectors risking their lives to expose the truth—the torture and murder of civilians on an industrial scale.
The Museum’s goals to elevate the voices of victims, empower them to seek justice, and help secure accountability are part of the work of the Ben Ferencz International Justice Initiative in the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide.
Naomi Kikoler, Deputy Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide
David J. Scheffer, former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Mazen Alhummada, Syrian survivor of detention and torture
Sara Afshar, Director, Syria's Disappeared
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