October 2008 - Stephen Rapp
Stephen Rapp Lecture
October 27, 2008
Kamerick Art Building Auditorium
The Holocaust and Genocide Education Program presents
"Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Darfur: How to Judge the Horror"
by Stephen Rapp, Chief Prosecutor
UN Tribunal for Sierra Leone
Stephen Rapp, a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was appointed Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in December 2006, for a term of up to three years. During this term he is tasked with completing the prosecution of the individuals who are alleged to bear the greatest responsibility for the violations of international humanitarian law committed in Sierra Leone between 1996 and 2002. All of these individuals are tried in courtrooms of the SCSL in Freetown, Sierra Leone, except for former Liberian President Charles Taylor, whose trial is being conducted by the SCSL at the venue of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands.
Prior to joining the SCSL, Rapp had been Chief of Prosecutions at the United Nations-International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) since May 2005. In this position, Rapp was responsible for supervising the prosecution at trials in Arusha, Tanzania, of the military, government and political leaders allegedly responsible for the Rwandan genocide of 1994.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information please call 319-273-2725.
Sponsored by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.