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Luis Moreno Ocampo is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is thus responsible for following up reports of war crimes and prosecuting defendants. Born in Buenos Aires and a citizen of Argentina, he gained a reputation prosecuting abuses by senior military officials and for his work to combat corruption The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, as defined by several international agreements, most prominently the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. ... A war crime is a punishable offense, under international (criminal) law, for violations of the law of war by any person or persons, military or civilian. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that regulates governmental sanctions (such as imprisonment and/or fines) as retaliation for crimes against the social order. ... Buenos Aires (Good Airs in Spanish, originally meaning Fair Winds) is the capital of Argentina and its largest city and port, as well as one of the largest cities in South America. ...


Legal career

A 1978 graduate of University of Buenos Aires Law School, Moreno Ocampo was a law clerk from 1980 to 1984 to the Argentinian Solicitor General before rising to prominence as the assistant prosecutor in the 1984-1985 "Military Junta" trial. The trial of nine senior figures, including three former heads of state, of the military dictatorship that ran the country from 1976 to 1983 resulted in five convictions. It was the first prosecution of senior commanders for the mass killing of civilians since the Nuremberg Trials followed the Second World War. 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) is the biggest university in Argentina, founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires. ... The Solicitor General is a cabinet position in several countries, dealing with legal affairs. ... The President of the Philippines meets with the President of the United States. ... The Nuremberg Trials is the general name for two sets of trials of Nazis involved in World War II and the Holocaust. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ...


Over the next few years, Moreno Ocampo established a reputation for his willingness to confront the rich and the powerful of Argentina. In the 1986 he was assistant prosecutor in the trial of senior members of the Buenos Aires Police Force, including General Ramon Camps, for gross human rights abuses. He was part of the extradition team that sent General Guillermo Suarez Mason to California, led the prosecution of the leaders of two military rebellions (in 1987 and 1990), and was the Main Prosecutor of the review for the military trial for malpractice against the commanders of the Falklands-Malvinas War. Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles [[List of Governors of California|Governor]] Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... The Falklands War or the Malvinas War (Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas), was an armed conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, also known in Spanish as the Islas Malvinas, between March and June of 1982. ...


In 1992, Moreno Ocampo left his position as Main Prosecutor of the Argentine Federal Court to start a law firm specializing in corruption control, criminal law and human rights law. At the same time he became an Associate Professor of criminal law at the University of Bueno Aires, a position which he continues to hold. He has also been a guest professor at Stanford University and Harvard Law School. As well as his professional duties, he has been highly active in the anti-corruption NGO Transparency International, being the former president of its Latin America and Caribbean office and a current member of its global governing board. 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that punishes criminals for committing offences against the state. ... Human rights law is a system of laws, both domestic and international which is intended to promote human rights. ... For other meanings of Stanford, see Stanford (disambiguation). ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ... The contrary is true The 10 least corrupt countries, according to the Transparency International perception survey, 2004. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... ...


International Criminal Court

Moreno Ocampo was elected unopposed to the position of ICC Chief Prosecutor in 2003 by a ballot of more than 70 countries and sworn in on 16 June 2003. His initial investigations have concentrated on the abuses in the Democratic Republic of Congo following the formal end of the Second Congo War, the insurgency of the Uganda-based Lord's Resistance Army and the Darfur conflict of western Sudan. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Second Congo War was a conflict that took place largely in the territory of Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). ... Labuje IDP camp near Kitgum Town The Lords Resistance Army (LRA), formed in 1987, is a rebel paramilitary group operating mainly in northern Uganda. ... The country of Sudan The Darfur conflict is an ongoing conflict in the Darfur region of western Sudan, mainly between the Janjaweed, a government-supported militia recruited from local Arab tribes, and the non-Arab peoples of the region. ...


External links

  • Chief Prosecutor biography, ICC official site
  • Profile: Luis Moreno Ocampo, BBC News, 21 April 2003
  • UGANDA: Interview with ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, IRIN news, 9 June 2005

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (740 words)
Luis Moreno-Ocampo (born 1952, Buenos Aires) is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
On 2006-02-09, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, in his position as Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, published a letter that he had sent to all those who had communicated with him concerning the above, which set out his conclusions on these matters, following a preliminary investigation of the complaints.
He explained that the Legality of the Invasion was within his competence because crimes against peace have not yet been incorporated into the Rome Statute; and that in the other cases none of them were of sufficient gravity to warrant forwarding to the ICC.
Luis Moreno Ocampo at AllExperts (521 words)
Luis Moreno Ocampo is the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
A 1978 graduate of University of Buenos Aires Law School, Moreno Ocampo was a law clerk from 1980 to 1984 to the Argentinian Solicitor General before rising to prominence as the assistant prosecutor of the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons in the 1984-1985 "Military Junta" trial.
Moreno Ocampo was elected unopposed to the position of ICC Chief Prosecutor in 2003 by a ballot of more than 70 countries and sworn in on 16 June 2003.
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