An interview with Stephen Rapp, Senior Trial Attorney and Head of Prosecution at ICTR (20001-2007), for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project

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dc.description.abstract A transcript of an interview with Stephen Rapp by Linda Carter and Susana SáCouto. The interview took place on May 16, 2016 in Washington, D.C., and the transcript, which is represented here, has been reviewed and edited from the original audio version. During the interview, Rapp reminisces on interest in becoming involved with international prosecutions in the aftermath of ethnic cleansing in Kosovo; applying to vacant position at the ICTR while working as a federal proseutor in rural Iowa; process of recruitment as Senior Trial Atorney at the ICTR; presenting Bikindi indictment to Carla Del Ponte in The Hague before the arrival of Slobodan Milošević at the ICTY; impact of his prior experience as an American Trained-lawyer at the ICTR, and his experience as a prosecutor in Iowa bringing the first violence against women case. Rapp also discusses his selection as the lead prosecutor in the Prosecutor v. Barayagwiza, Naimana, and Ngeze ("Media") trial; the approach of the prosecutorial team against the three accused with incitement of genocide; building cases against "masterminds" of the Rwandan Genocide; interpreting the RTLM broadcasts as incitement of genocide; developing new approach to plea-bargaining; impact of Nuremberg on the development of international criminal law, and the future of international criminal justice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life en_US
dc.format.extent 47 p. + index en_US
dc.format.medium Text en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartof en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project en_US
dc.rights Copyright restrictions may apply. For permission to copy or use this image, contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department, Brandeis University Libraries en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rwanda -- In mass media. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh International Criminal Courts. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Del Ponte, Carla. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ngeze, Hassan -- Trials, litigation, etc. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Milošević, Slobodan, 1941-2006. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Genocide -- Rwanda. en_US
dc.title An interview with Stephen Rapp, Senior Trial Attorney and Head of Prosecution at ICTR (20001-2007), for the Ad Hoc Tribunals Oral History Project en
dc.contributor.interviewee Rapp, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.interviewer Carter, Linda en_US
dc.contributor.interviewer SáCouto, Susana en_US

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