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The body will hold four public hearings with representatives of civil society, military, judges, and prosecutors, and with Venezuelan diplomats and political leaders. Read more in El Nacional.

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The Secretary-General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, using his prerogative in fulfillment of the obligation under article 2 a) of the Charter of the OAS to strengthen peace and security on the continent, and the regional obligation of the OAS under the United Nations Charter, has triggered a process to determine […]

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The jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court is complementary to that of the national state which means that even if crimes against humanity under the jurisdiction of the Court were committed, the Court can only intervene if the state has not engaged in genuine investigations and prosecutions of the alleged perpetrators of the crimes. In […]

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In order to assess whether to open an investigation the Prosecutor of the ICC has to determine whether crimes against humanity were committed “pursuant to or in furtherance of a State or organizational policy to commit such attack”. (Article 7(2)(a) of the Rome Statute) A policy requires that the state or organization actively plan, direct […]

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Since Venezuela ratified the Rome Statute on 7 June 2000, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has jurisdiction over crimes against humanity perpetrated on the Venezuelan territory since 1 July 2002. In order to assess whether to open an investigation the Prosecutor of the ICC has to determine whether crimes against humanity were committed in a […]

Luis Moreno Ocampo partnered with Getnick & Getnick LLP to launch Transparent Markets (TM). TM will support individuals in stopping corruption through US laws like the False Claim Act, Dodds-Frank, and IRS rewards. Since the 19th century, the US government has rewarded whistleblowers for exposing fraud. No other country has a similar system. Now, in […]

Luis Moreno Ocampo provided pro bono legal advice concerning the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to different stakeholders of the Colombia peace negotiations, including the President of Colombia and the FARC leaders. During his tenure as the Chief Prosecutor of the ICC Mr. Moreno Ocampo investigated crimes committed in Colombia by various actors. […]

Moreno Ocampo LLC provided pro bono advisory services to Yazidi human rights activists and Yazda, an NGO working on behalf of the Yazidi community helping those affected by the ISIS genocide. In August 2014, ISIL brutally attacked the Yazidi community in their homes in the Sinjar mountain. They killed men, abducted women, submitted them to […]

In the spring of 2016, Phillip Morris announced an initiative called PMI Impact to fight tobacco smuggling, and related crimes such as drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime. PMI Impact has pledged USD $100 million to fund the first three rounds of grants for private, public, and non-governmental organizations. “Progress against illegal trade requires […]

Moreno Ocampo is advising the Minister of Defense of Poland on legal pathways that can be utilized by the Republic of Poland to clarify the circumstances of the 010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash. This includes the recovery of the wreckage from Russian authorities. The 2010 plane crash represents one of the most significant disruptions […]

In 2015, Luis Moreno Ocampo worked with Libyan businessman Hassan Tatanaki to build consensus around ending violence in Libya. Their efforts focused on the needs of local communities, media outreach and possibilities for justice to stop violence in Libya. Mr. Moreno Ocampo advised Mr. Tatanaki and conducted meetings with Libyan local leaders in Cairo. In […]

In 2015, Luis Moreno Ocampo worked with Libyan businessman Hassan Tatanaki to build consensus around ending violence in Libya. Their efforts focused on the needs of local communities, media outreach and possibilities for justice to stop violence in Libya. Mr. Moreno Ocampo advised Mr. Tatanaki and conducted meetings with Libyan local leaders in Cairo. In […]

In September 2012, the World Bank appointed Luis Moreno Ocampo to lead an external panel of experts to review allegations of corruption under the Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project. Thepanel received a mandate to assess the investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bangladesh (ACC). The panel also helped facilitate collaboration with and among the ACC, […]

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