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June 04, 2012

The Prosecutor

"The first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in international treaties. Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film retraces the history of the controversial Criminal Court and sheds light on the international criticism and problems that a prosecutor without any police power has to face."
Based in part on the book, The sun climbs slow: the International Criminal Court and the struggle for justice by Erna Paris.

This has to be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. Governments do not like the office, deception from government officials and no "arrest authority" to impose the will of the court, all make for a very tough position. The prosecutor provides a small amount of hope for those who have been abused by extreme actions of government authorities. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 57008-D 2010
"This DVD includes two versions of the film: 94 minute version with chapter stops / 52 minute version with closed captions."

Posted by mcmike at June 4, 2012 09:24 AM


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