Luis Moreno Ocampo

Former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo is an Argentine lawyer and the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He previously worked as a prosecutor in Argentina, famously combating corruption and prosecuting human rights abuses by senior military officials in the Trial of the Juntas. In his capacity as the Prosecutor of the Court he has opened investigations into eight situations in Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Uganda; the Central African Republic; Darfur, Sudan; the Republic of Kenya; the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and Mali.

Luis was also an Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Buenos Aires and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Harvard Law School. He has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations. He is a former member of the advisory board of Transparency International and a former president of its Latin America and Caribbean office. As of fall 2013, he is a Senior Fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.

In 2011, The Atlantic included him among the Brave Thinkers, which is a guide to the people risking their reputations, fortunes, and lives in pursuit of big ideas. In that same year, Foreign Policy designated him one of the 100 Top Global Thinkers, the magazine’s portrait of the world’s marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them.

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