Screening: The Reckoning

    Friday 27 March 2009
    Frontline Club

    This is not a CIJ event.

    Followed by Q&A with director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis.

    ‘The Epic Story of the Battle for the International Criminal Court’

    Late in the twentieth century, in response to repeated mass atrocities around the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

    The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for three years, across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes-up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. Building cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the prosecutor has a mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political will for the cause