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The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

At the tenth session of the Assembly of States Parties, the current Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (Gambia) was elected as the new Prosecutor of the Court for a period of nine years starting from 16 June 2012.

Ms. Bensouda will succeed Luis Moreno-Ocampo in office who was honoured with a JUSTITIA Award at the JUSTICE Gala on Sunday, December 11. On this occasion Ms. Bensouda announced that she will continue working with Cinema for Peace and the medium film.

The inaugural Justice Gala took place in order to recognize the growing global role of the ICC in the struggle for international justice and human rights. Except from Moreno-Ocampo, JUSTITIA Awards were given to the President of Botswana HE Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, Angelina Jolie, Benjamin Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor of Nazi war crimes tribunal at Nuremburg, Invisible Children Inc. and Christian Wenaweser, the outgoing President of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC who have all played an important role in fulfilling the mission and goals of the International Criminal Court

"We started our work in the same year as Facebook in 2003. Facebook has until now 750 millon members, we have 2.3 billion. The International Criminal Court is a huge success, we are growing faster than Facebook" Luis Moreno-Ocampo said during the special reception, dinner and celebration on the occasion of the election of the new prosecutor.

 

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The Reckoning – The Battle for the International Criminal Court (2009) by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates

The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for 3 years across 4 continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. On the occasion of the JUSTICE Gala and the Tenth Assembly of States Parties the Cinema for Peace Foundation and Columbia University organized a screening of the film in attendance of the Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and director Pamela Yates.

 

Prosecutor (2011) by Barry Stevens

Prosecutor follows Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo who travels to the world’s most violent countries to investigate and prosecute those accused of brutal crimes against humanity. Not shy of controversy, the prosecutor boldly issues a warrant for the arrest of a sitting head of state. But with no police force of his own, Moreno-Ocampo must rely on nation-states to enforce his law.