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Berga: Soldiers of Another War
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The Trials and Their Legacy
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War Crimes Trials
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Slobodan Milosevic

Accused war criminal Slobodan Milosevic.
These changes, as well as many others, have shaped the new International Criminal Court ("ICC"), which came into being on July 1, 2002. This permanent war-crimes court, based on the ICC Statute (also referred to as the Rome Statute), drew upon the Geneva Conventions, the Genocide Convention, and the jurisprudence of the ICTY and ICTR to set forth a comprehensive list of war crimes for which individuals can be prosecuted -- either for committing such acts or ordering them.


Luis Moreno Ocampo is widely recognized as an outstanding candidate to head the first office of the prosecutor for the new ICC.

Already, 89 countries have ratified the ICC Statute and are actively participating in the ICC's development. The United States, however, has not ratified the ICC Statute and is not participating in its development. Judges have been appointed to the Court, and in April of 2003 the states that are parties to the ICC elected Mr. Luis Moreno Ocampo as the first prosecutor of the ICC. An Argentine prosecutor responsible for the prosecution of Argentina's military junta and for those responsible for the Falklands War, Mr. Ocampo is widely recognized as an outstanding candidate to head the first office of the prosecutor for this new institution.






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