Inside the International Criminal Court: revelations on its former top prosecutor

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It is the largest ever leak of information about the workings of the International Criminal Court, the body tasked with bringing perpetrators of crimes against humanity and genocide to justice. More than 40,000 confidential documents – including diplomatic cables, correspondence and bank information – have been obtained by Mediapart and analysed by the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC). They shine a stark light on the work of the ICC and in particular the role of its first chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, his dreams, his actions and his offshore companies. Fabrice Arfi and Stéphanie Maupas report on 'The Secrets of the Court'.

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It is the story of a prosecutor who dreamed of changing the world. For nine years Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo was the face of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Following in the footsteps of the Nuremberg trials, the ICC was supposed to put an end to the immunity of perpetrators of genocide and those who commit crimes against humanity.