Watchers of the Sky

Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term ‘genocide’. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘A Problem From Hell’, ‘Watchers of the Sky’ traverses time and continents to explore genocide and the cycle of violence. More about the film.

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After years of being committed to education by regularly lecturing and teaching in leading universities around the world, Luis Moreno Ocampo is now an Associate to the Carr Centre for Human Rights policy, Harvard Kennedy School, teaching about the ICC and Global Order. He also teaches courses about the Palestine/Israel conflict both at the Hebrew […]

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Small actions can have highly complex and large impacts, and Catharine MacKinnon uses this concept, the “butterfly effect,” to explain how critical interventions can produce radical transformation in the gender system. Read more in Lawfare.

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Luis Moreno Ocampo says that at age 32, he knew he’d just been “appointed to the most important job I’d have in my life.” Moreno Ocampo became a household name, and for many a beacon of light when, in 1985, he argued the case against the Argentine military leaders who had murderously ruled his country […]

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Speaking by phone from a beach in Tulum, Mexico, Luis Moreno-Ocampo does not seem the least bit put out by my disrupting his brief vacation from a lengthy speaking tour for an interview. “For me, this is not just work,” he explains. An Argentine lawyer who served nine years as the first prosecutor for the […]

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Secretary of State John Kerry declared on Thursday that the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shiite Muslims who have fallen under its control in Syria and Iraq. The militants, who have also targeted Kurds and other Sunni Muslims, have tried to slaughter whole communities, enslaved captive women and girls for sex, […]

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) was set up to prosecute war criminals and human rights violators, who proponents argue would otherwise go free. In recent months, however, African countries have threatened to pull out, citing what they consider a bias against the continent. Critics point to the fact that of the nine countries the ICC […]

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Walt Disney’s latest fairy tale has the added virtue of being based on a true story. Directed by acclaimed Indian filmmaker Mira Nair, The Queen of Katwe — which is scheduled for release early next year — follows the life story of Phiona Mutesi, an AIDS orphan who grew up in a slum in the […]

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo, founding Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and Tim McCormack, the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, discussed challenges that lie ahead for the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first […]