Luis Moreno Ocampo
Prosecution of the military officials in the Trial of the Juntas
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Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo (born 4 June 1952) is an Argentine lawyer and the former first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). He previously worked as a prosecutor in Argentina, where he gained fame by representing the public face of the prosecution in the military officials in the Trial of the Juntas.
He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He was a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, an associate professor of criminal law at the University of Buenos Aires, and a visiting professor at Stanford University.
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.
In 2011, The Atlantic included him among its “Brave Thinkers”, a guide to the people risking their reputations, fortunes and lives in pursuit of big ideas. In that same year, Foreign Policy magazine designated him one of its “100 Top Global Thinkers”, the magazine’s portrait of the world marketplace of ideas.Since leaving the ICC, Moreno Ocampo has been embroiled in controversies relating to his tenure.
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