“The Prosecutor” of the International Criminal Court – Movie Night Preview

The Prosecutor

The world’s first permanent International Criminal Court is making headlines – issuing an arrest warrant for a sitting head of state for war crimes, Sudanese President Al-Bashir. Behind the charges: the court’s controversial Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Our cameras follow the Prosecutor in New York as he defends the warrant at the UN Security Council; in The Hague, as he opens the Court’s first trial of alleged Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga; and in the Congo as he meets citizens affected by the trial. Critics say Moreno-Ocampo’s justice threatens peace. Champions of justice criticize his weaknesses. The Prosecutor must keep one step ahead of them all.

 

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