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News Posted on October 27, 2016

Professor Pruitt Interviewed on Rwandan War Crimes by Full Measure

Professor Lisa R. Pruitt was interviewed by the syndicated television news program Full Measure regarding her role in the 1998 trial of Rwanda mayor Jean-Paul Akayesu that resulted in the first-ever conviction of rape as an act of genocide and a crime against humanity.

Professor Pruitt was a gender consultant to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in 1996 and did the initial legal analysis of the case against defendant Jean-Paul Akayesu. She appears in The Uncondemned, the recently released documentary film on the trail.

Lisa R. Pruitt, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor at UC Davis School of Law, is a scholar whose recent work explores the legal relevance of rural spatiality, including how it inflects dimensions of gender, race, and ethnicity.  Pruitt's work also considers rural-urban difference in transnational and international contexts.