Luis Moreno-Ocampo

My piece in the latest print edition of Standpoint explores the structural failures of the International Criminal Court in the light of its most notorious trial.

My article in today’s Law Society Gazette reviews a new book on feminist judgments and mentions one of the reasons why people of the opposite sex are now campaigning for the right to register a civil partnership in preference to marriage — something that the law does not, at present, permit.

‘After seven years, the International Criminal Court prosecutor has yet to secure a single conviction—or even an acquittal’

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is still in trouble over an ill-judged article he wrote for the Guardian about Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan.

‘It is critical to the success of the International Criminal Court that its judges are fearlessly independent’

The International Criminal Court has ordered an immediate halt to its first trial because the prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, has refused to comply with its orders.

Standpoint readers may not know of my concerns about the International Criminal Court. Established by the Rome Treaty 11 years ago, the ICC has yet to conclude its first trial.  Worse than that, the court is at risk of being politicised by a prosecutor who is entirely unsuited to the job.