Human Rights Film Series 2010: All rights are human rights

Event Date(s): 20/03/2010 - 27/03/2010

Location: Institute of International Relations (IIR), Room 1

The Institute of International Relations (IIR) and the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC), in collaboration with the Alliance Française, will host a series of films on contemporary events and their impact on participants’ human rights, on Saturday 20th and 27th March, 2010, at 11 am, at IIR Room 1. 


  • 20 March, 11 am
  • Guerre et Sante (War and Health)
  • The scale and nature of war has changed. The main victims of modern warfare are civilian populations. Beginning in the late 19th century, with Henri Dunant, humanitarian action is an attempted response to the harm done by major conflicts. 


  • 27 March, 11 am
  • Le Cas Pinochet (The Pinochet Case)
  • In 1998, General Pinochet went to London on holiday. The holiday lasted more than 500 days. Arrested on warrant issued by Spanish judge Balthazar Garzón, he was put under house arrest. Patricio Guzmán decided to film a documentary about this unique event in history: international justice catching up with a dictator 25 years after he seized power.


  • 27 March, 3 pm
  • Les Petits Soldats (Child Soldiers)
  • After 14 years of civil war, Liberia is a devastated country, inhabited by child soldiers under no one’s control. For the first time, they tell their story and talk about the abductions, rapes and pillages of which they were victims. They also tell of their children’s hopes.


Countries throughout the world have negotiated international treaties that set international standards for the protection and promotion of these rights and the United Nations has established a system for monitoring the implementation of these treaties. These films allow us to consider the human rights issues involved in the events portrayed and the role of this international structure in uncovering abuses and supporting the quest for justice.  

These films have been produced by French film-makers and are all subtitled.  

All are invited to these free film viewings and the discussions that will follow.  



Open to: | Staff | Student |