The Role of the International Community in Assisting the International Criminal Court to Secure Justice and Accountability

  • Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 7)


This article offers an overview of the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its role in current prosecutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Uganda, Darfur and the Central African Republic. The author also explores the challenges facing the ICC, including the difficulties involved in conducting investigations and enforcing the court’s decisions. The article concludes with the author’s personal perspective on the goals of the ICC and its ongoing significance in preventing and punishing massive acts of violence.


Security Council State Parti International Criminal Court International Criminal Rome Statute 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Criminal Court, Office of the ProsecutorThe HagueNetherlands

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