Duquesne University's Center for African Studies and the School of Law have teamed up to host a lecture on the 1994 Rwandan genocide from a legal perspective.

The Hon. Maria Wilson, judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago, will present Law and Healing: Lessons from the Rwandan Genocide Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. A reception will follow the presentation.

Wilson is a formal trial lawyer in the Office of the Prosecutor of the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Respondents at the event include:

  • The Hon. Stephen A. Zappala Jr., Allegheny County district attorney
  • The Hon. John Wetzel, secretary of corrections at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • William Generett Jr., vice president for community engagement at Duquesne
  • The Rev. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp., director of Spiritan campus ministry at Duquesne.

The event is free and open to the public.

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April 12, 2019