The Film

Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity (coming soon)
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Film Description

Following World War II, members of the Nazi regime were convicted of Crimes Against Humanity as a response to the widespread and systematic atrocities they committed against civilian populations during the war, especially the attempted extermination of European Jewry. Seventy years later, the world still lacks a global treaty for the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity, despite the ongoing commission of these crimes. Combining the testimony of survivors and the commentary of internationally renowned experts, the film Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity chronicles the slow but steady effort to remedy this gap in international law and practice. The film makes a compelling case for the adoption of a new global treaty and the ongoing work of the UN International Law Commission on the drafting of a new global treaty on crimes against humanity.

Dedicated to victims and survivors everywhere, and to the memory of the late Whitney R. Harris, former Nuremberg Prosecutor, as well as Holocaust survivor Ben Fainer, Never Again was produced by the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at Washington University School of Law under the direction of Professor Leila Sadat, Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, and by Spot Media Production Group. The film concludes on a hopeful note: That peace is not possible without justice, and that justice will come from the perseverance, dedication, hard work and combined efforts of individuals around the globe who believe in the possibility of a better world.