Thursday, April 21, 2011

On April 21

On this day in ...
... 2003, the Assembly of States Parties elected the 1st Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Moreno-Ocampo had become noted for his work in the prosecutions of leaders of the military junta that once had ruled Argentina, as well as for his work combating corruption. His tenure as ICC prosecutor has been controversial, as is evident comments to be found in IntLawGrrls' many posts about him (here and here). Moreno-Ocampo's term ends next June, and an Assembly search committee is vetting candidates to succeed him -- one of whom is ICC Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, formerly Gambia's Minister of Justice (prior IntLawGrrls posts).

(Prior April 21 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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