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International court prosecutor lectures, Feb. 28

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will present a lecture on "The ICC in the New World Order" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo was the first person elected to this position in April 2003. Based in the Hague, the International Criminal Court is the first permanent international institution with jurisdiction to prosecute individuals responsible for the most serious crimes of international concern: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

Moreno-Ocampo, who previously practiced law in Argentina, is known for his successful prosecution of milestone cases regarding large-scale corruption, war criminals, and military juntas involving heads of state, top military commanders, police and business leaders.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.

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