The International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo has one of the toughest jobs in the world. To victims of atrocities, he’s a hero. To his critics from the Right and the Left, he’s threatening stability and peace. The world’s most powerful nations, including the United States, refuse to join the Court.
A fascinating story with extraordinary behind-the-scenes access, PROSECUTOR follows every move of this flawed yet charismatic champion of human rights as the ICC begins its first trials. Moreno-Ocampo 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, Sudanese President Al-Bashir. But with no police force of his own, Moreno-Ocampo must rely on nation-states to enforce his law.
PROSECUTOR offers front-row seats to the historic events that will determine whether the ICC is a groundbreaking weapon for global justice or just an idealistic, powerless dream.
Based in part on the book “The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice” by Erna Paris.