Luis Moreno Ocampo
Who is he: José Luis Moreno Ocampo is an Argentinean lawyer. Currently, Moreno Ocampo is Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a post he has held since his election as its first prosecutor in April 2003. Moreno Ocampo was sworn in on June 16, 2003.
While Moreno Ocampo has had an illustrious career, his service for the ICC is not his most glorious moment. The ICC, founded and funded by the notorious power-elite financier Goerge Soros, is part of the growing New World Order. This constant centralization of power, money and authority is a negative occurrence and Moreno Ocampo is facilitating it.
Apparently, Moreno Ocampo is not even doing a particularly good job. He has been criticized for his ineffective prosecutorial decisions and for his controversial decision in July 2008 related to Omar al-Bashir, the President of Sudan. Instead of sealing the charges against al-Bashir, Moreno Ocampo chose to make public the charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. His critics claim that, to add insult to injury, Moreno Ocampo had insufficient evidence to bring the genocide charge. Moreno Ocampo's term in office is scheduled to expire in mid-2012.
Over the course of his career, Moreno Ocampo has played a key role in the trials relating to Argentina's democratic transition. Moreno Ocampo has worked tirelessly to assist governments in establishing systems to combat and control corruption. Moreno Ocampo has consulted with numerous organizations on corruption issues, amongst them the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations.
As part of his mission to combat corruption, Moreno Ocampo has co-founded Poder Ciudadano, a non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes citizen responsibility and participation. Moreno Ocampo has also worked with various other local regional and international NGO's.
Moreno Ocampo was president of Transparency International for Latin America and the Caribbean and is a member of the advisory committee of Transparency International, a worldwide organization whose goal is to reduce corruption in international business transactions.
Background: José Luis Moreno Ocampo was born June 4, 1952 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He attended the University of Buenos Aires Law School, where he earned his law degree in 1978. From 1980 to 1984 Moreno Ocampo was employed in the office of the Solicitor General of Argentina where he worked as a law clerk. During the late 1990s, Moreno Campo starred in a TV reality program entitled "Fórum, La Corte del Pueblo." In it, he arbitrated private legal disputes.
From 1984 to 1992 Moreno Ocampo held a post as a prosecutor in Argentina. He first came to the attention of the public when he commenced prosecuting human rights violations allegedly committed by senior military officials in the "Trial of the Juntas." In all, he prosecuted 9 senior commanders (including 3 heads of state) for mass killings. Five of them were convicted.
Serving as District Attorney for the Federal Circuit of the City of Buenos Aires from 1987 to 1992, he prosecuted or supervised the prosecution of dozens of major corruption cases.
In 1992, Moreno Ocampo resigned as a prosecutor and established the law firm of Moreno Ocampo & Wortman Jofre. As a private attorney, Moreno Ocampo defended very few controversial figures that included Domingo Cavallo, a former economics minister who had been jailed for allegedly participating in illegal weapon sales during the Menem administration. And, Moreno Ocampo represented soccer legend Diego Maradona. He also, on a pro bono basis, represented victims in the extradition proceedings brought against a Nazi war criminal named Erich Priebke who had been living in Argentina since the end of WW II. Priebke was subsequently extradited to Italy.
During this period, Moreno Ocampo took a position as an Associate Professor of penal law at the University of Buenos Aires and as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and Stanford University in the United States.
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