A year ago, Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown joined former ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kerry Propper, a financial entrepreneur, activist, and producer of the documentary Watchers of the Sky, on a visit to the Yazidis in Iraq, and together they began crowdsourcing evidence and organizing “It’s On U,” a political campaign to get the governments […]
Supporting the Rights of Women Worldwide The future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is in question, and that’s bad news for women. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Head Prosecutor of the ICC, explains why the institution matters to women. Excerpt from article: There’s a sadness to Amal — but it isn’t weakness. It’s like […]
Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses the impact of Trump’s style of foreign relations in this CNN interview.
South Africa Surprise UN Leadership by Announcing its Withdrawal from the International Criminal Court South Africa has formally begun the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC), notifying the UN of its decision. The government concluded that membership of the ICC created a conflict with its role as a regional peace broker. Luis […]
Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses African nations leaving the International Criminal Court (ICC) I am not worried about the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after the Burundi and South Africa withdrawal. What I am worried about is the genocide in Burundi and the imminent risk of a new African war in the Great Lakes […]
After South Africa’s withdrawal from the ICC, how does it stay relevant? South Africa, whose justice minister announced last Friday that the government had launched the year-long process of withdrawal, is the first country to say it is leaving the ICC. But Burundi’s parliament voted last week to get out and a number of other […]
Colombia and FARC sign historic deal ending decades of war Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist rebel leader Timochenko signed an agreement ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and made their nation a byword for violence. Former Head Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was present at […]
Kony 2012, produced by Invisible Children (authors of Invisible Children) The film was released on March 5, 2012. The film’s purpose was to promote the charity’s “Stop Kony” movement to make Ugandan cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested […]
Luis Moreno Ocampo, Angelina Jolie, and Ben Ferencz, former prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials, travel to the trial of the Congolese general, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. Synopsis (cited from publisher) Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has a mandate to investigate war crimes throughout the world. He and his […]
To some, the Colombian government’s historic peace deal with Marxist rebels, the FARC, that would end one of the world’s longest-running civil wars will only be fully appreciated in years to come. Luis Moreno Ocampo, the Argentine former chief of the International Criminal Court, says the accord signed on Wednesday by Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia’s […]
Yazidi women share stories of captivity, torture and daring escape Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown recalls a moving trip to Kurdistan, where she helped record testimony from Yazidi women who had been held captive by the Islamic militants. Article Excerpt After the testimonies, several of the women we had interviewed approached me, put their hands on my […]
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority on Thursday urged the International Criminal Court to investigate accusations of atrocities committed by militants of the Islamic State, which they said constituted genocide against their people. Murad Ismael, a member of the delegation, said the Free Yezidi Foundation and the Yazda group handed court prosecutors a report with accounts […]
i24 Network Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses Israel Palestine conflict and the role of the ICC.
After co-teaching a course at HLS with Professor Philip Heymann in January 2005, Luis Moreno-Ocampo returned to Harvard Law in 2010 to lead a seminar—developed that year with Martha Minow and Alex Whiting—that reviewed the work of his first seven years as the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The International Criminal Court (ICC) […]
Twelve years ago the International Criminal Court was set up to be the scourge of war criminals and mass killers everywhere – there would be no more impunity for the worst of crimes. How does the court’s record stack up against that grand ambition? Thus far all of its cases have come from Africa, and […]