The Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics presented the 4th Annual Global Justice Symposium from Oct. 6-7 at the Pepperdine School of Law.
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Ambassador Pierre Prosper addressed an audience in Mendenhall Appellate Courtroom.
Baroness Cox's efforts have taken her to remote locations around the world giving "voice to the voiceless." She has spent her life acting on behalf of human rights, on many occasions illegally crossing borders to see firsthand "man's inhumanity to man." She has repeatedly entered the "no-go" areas of southern Sudan, visited the ancient Armenian enclave of Nagorno Karabakh during the height of its war with Azerbaijan, and crossed the border from Thailand into Burma to visit the besieged Karen people. Her advocacy has brought public attention to people who would have suffered silently.
Ambassador Prosper is a decorated Pepperdine law alumnus recognized as a leader in global justice. He served as UN Lead Trial Attorney for the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda. In this role, he broke new ground in international law by convincing the UN Tribunal, for the first time, to recognize rape as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity. After his tenure with UN, Ambassador Prosper was appointed U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes. He spoke about his remarkable career, the pursuit of international legal careers, and the quest for global justice.
The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics was created to bring the redemptive capacities of religious faith and moral insight to law, to explore how the practice of law might be a religious calling, and to find ways in which persons trained in law can serve "the least of these" throughout the world.
Videos of both lectures will be available shortly.