The Institute of International and Comparative Law in Africa cordially invites you to an online screening of It Stays With You: The Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti a documentary film directed by Siobhán Wills and Cahal McLaughlin.

Date and Time 
Wednesday, 1 December 2021 at 11:00 AM (UTC+2 hours). 

Zoom Meetings (zoom invitation will be provided upon reservation of attendance). 


Prof Siobhán Wills, co-director of It Stays With You is a professor of law at the Transnational Justice Institute, Ulster University. She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship 2015-2016 to research use of force by Chapter VII mandated peacekeepers operating in situations where there is no armed conflict and was subsequently awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Grant (2016-2017) to make a documentary film, jointly with Prof McLaughlin (Queen’s University Belfast) about peacekeeping in Haiti. She will be available for a Q&A session after the screening of the film. 

Film Synopsis 

It Stays With You (2018, 52 mins) explores the impact on the local community of UN peacekeepers use of force in Cité Soleil, Haiti, during the period 2004-2007, which left scores of civilians dead. No investigation has ever been undertaken by the UN, local police, or the Haitian government. The testimonies of victims are contextualised through interviews with local and international experts, including former Special Rapporteurs on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killings, Phillip Alston, and our own late Prof Christof Heyns. To find out more about the film, please visit: https://itstayswithyou.com/making/


Kindly RSVP to cheree.olivier@up.ac.za  by 1 December 2021. 


11:00 Welcoming and Introduction 
Dr Thomas Probert, Head of Research of Freedom from Violence Doctoral Programme 
11:10 Screening of It Stays With You: The Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti 
12:05 Interview with General Heleno 
12:10 Q&A session with director Prof Siobhán Wills 
13:00 Conclusion and words of appreciation 

For more information, please contact:  

Cheree Olivier 



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