As many readers will know, this coming December the International Criminal Court’s Assembly of States Parties (ASP) will come together to elect a new Prosecutor. Posts here at JiC have considered the criteria of the next Prosecutor and some potential candidates.
But while many, including myself, are asking: who will be the next ICC Prosecutor, few are asking what the current Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, will do next.
Remarkably, the following clip has escaped my knowledge for the few years that I have been following the ICC. Prior to becoming the ICC’s Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo was many things. He was a deputy prosecutor on one of the biggest war crimes trials in history in his native Argentina. He was also a professor at Harvard. For a time he was even legendary soccer player/footballer/diva Diego Maradona’s lawyer. However, as this clip attests, perhaps the best and most widely known and high-profile international prosecutor in all of time, was once the Argentinean version of Judge Judy, which – if I understand correctly – is titled “Forum: The People’s Court” (Thanks Mariana!):
This is just a little mid-week humour. I promise something more serious soon!
Dear Mark! I can’t believe you found that video… hahahahah The name is “Forum: the People’s Court” and to be honest with you, I was in primary school and I used to watch it, b/c i thought it was a great show.You forgot to mention that Moreno Ocampo was also Diego Maradona’s lawyer, he was the prosecutor in the Malvina’s case too…
Also, just to make a tiny coment: He was the deputy prosecutor on THE biggest war crimes trial in history in Argentina- the Juntas.
Thanks for the comments! I agree, it is a very funny video. I’ve added your additions – thanks Mariana!
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