The Ocampo Affair: Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Weighed Down by Predecessor

The Ocampo Affair: Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Weighed Down by Predecessor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 17, 2017

Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda insisted recently that she has had no recent interaction with her predecessor Luis Ocampo, who finds himself mired in scandal. But documents seen by DER SPIEGEL indicate that she may not have been telling the truth. By Sven Becker and Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies

Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 05, 2017

Former International Criminal Court chief Luis Moreno Ocampo owned offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens. What was their purpose? By Sven Becker more... Comment ]


The Ocampo Affair: A Former ICC Chief's Dubious Links

The Ocampo Affair: A Former ICC Chief's Dubious Links

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 05, 2017

Luis Moreno Ocampo hunted the world's worst war criminals and brought them to trial at the International Criminal Court. But internal documents show that he allowed himself to be exploited by a Libyan to protect him from investigation and that he took money from the billionaire. By Sven Becker, Marian Blasberg and Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]

Delayed Justice: Trial Against Ex-Chad Dictator a Legal Milestone

Delayed Justice: Trial Against Ex-Chad Dictator a Legal Milestone

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 02, 2015

It was over 25 years ago that former Chad dictator Hissène Habré terrorized his population with the blessing of the Reagan White House. Now, he is on trial in Dakar. The proceedings could become a milestone of international criminal law. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]


The Penitant Warlord: Atoning for 20,000 War Crimes

The Penitant Warlord: Atoning for 20,000 War Crimes

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 30, 2013

For years, Joshua Milton Blahyi, better known as General Butt Naked, was one of Liberia's most feared warlords. Then he became a pastor. Today he visits the families of his victims to seek forgiveness for his sins. By Jonathan Stock more... Comment ]

'Big Mama' and the Massacre: ICC's Reputation at Risk in Kenya

'Big Mama' and the Massacre: ICC's Reputation at Risk in Kenya

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 26, 2013

Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, is doing all she can to put Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta behind bars. But the hurdles are high, and failure could spell doom for the dream of global justice. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


Slow Wheels of Justice: The ICC's Disappointing Track Record

Slow Wheels of Justice: The ICC's Disappointing Track Record

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2011

The International Criminal Court has had to face a lot of criticism over the years, mainly directed at its prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, who has been described as petty and self-important. Legal scholars are hopeful that things will improve with his successor, Fatou Bensouda, who was elected this week. A Commentary by Kai Ambos more... Comment ]

Tripoli vs. the ICC: Who Should Bring Gadhafi's Son to Justice?

Tripoli vs. the ICC: Who Should Bring Gadhafi's Son to Justice?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2011

Now that the fighting has ceased in Libya, the lawyers have taken center stage. The International Criminal Court in The Hague and Tripoli's new leaders can't agree on who should put Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam on trial -- or even whether the manhunt for the deposed dictator itself can be called off. By Thomas Darnstädt more...


The Fall of Gadhafi: Dictator without a Future

The Fall of Gadhafi: Dictator without a Future

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2011

The rebels are taking over Tripoli and fighting is intense around Moammar Gadhafi's residence. But where is the dictator? And what fate lies in store for the eccentric despot who has ruled Libya for 42 years? SPIEGEL explores the most-pressing questions. By Anna Reimann more...

The World from Berlin: 'The Noose Is Getting Tighter Around Gadhafi's Neck'

The World from Berlin: 'The Noose Is Getting Tighter Around Gadhafi's Neck'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 28, 2011

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is a wanted man. On Monday, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued a warrant for his arrest. The move, though, is not universally welcome and on Tuesday, German commentators debate its wisdom. more... Comment ]