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 […]
Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses his belief that we need a globa institutions to deal with new challenges such as terrorism and migration.
Burundi is now leaving the ICC to have free hands to annihilate the “cockroaches” From Brexit to African ICC Exit: A Dangerous Trend Burundi, South Africa, and the Gambia are not violating international law merely by announcing their withdrawal from the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. In accordance with Article 127 of […]
What should President Donald Trump do if ISIS crashed a plane into the Freedom Tower next September 11, 2017? After 16 years of a so-called “war on terror,” would experts be able to provide the new President with a clear and effective strategy to confront international terrorism?
Russia Urged to Solve Disputes Legally by The Former Head Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) “The world is facing a crucial challenge: is humanity going to solve problems through the use of force in a nuclear time or through legal mechanisms? Russia has a long international legal tradition and should lead,” Moreno-Ocampo said. […]
As part of writing my book, I am particularly interested to reach the new generation. They inherited a world technologically connected but institutionally divided – like a 21st century software running on 18th century hardware. In order to do so, I am running, in addition to my study group at the Carr Center, Harvard Kennedy […]
Accusing the International Criminal Court (ICC) of “African Bias” is a handy cover-up for detractors. Several African countries have accused the ICC of bias. What do these countries have in common? All of them are attempting to cover up human rights abuses and other crimes. Luis Ocampo discusses the peril of this argument and who […]
The chaos is coming. Genocide in Burundi and a new African war are in motion. The Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the international criminal court, accusing the tribunal of the “persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans”. The announcement late on Tuesday came after similar decisions this month by South Africa and […]
Burundian president wants free hands to attack civilians. Gambia became the third African nation — following Burundi and South Africa — to bail out of the International Criminal Court (or more properly, out of the treaty that binds it to the court). In a statement on state television, Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said the […]
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 […]
An Exceptional Commitment to the Columbia Peace Accords Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses new demands for peace accords in Colombia. Half of the Colombians who voted in the referendum on the previous agreement wanted more to be done to demobilize the FARC. Community work and regional confinement as an alternative to penalties were not enough. The […]
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 […]