NBC is Taking on the ICC (The Mantle)

This summer, the International Criminal Court makes its way to prime time television. The new show Crossing Lines comes from the writer and executive producer of both Criminal Minds and Third Watch. An international police drama, Crossing Lines focuses on a global team of police working with the ICC to track down the world’s worst criminals. Main character Louis Daniel, seemingly loosely based on former Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, leads the team on its missions. With the tagline, “a world without borders needs justice without borders,” the show seems to want to be a beacon for global justice. Read more…

Convicting Lubanga: What Does it Mean for the ICC? (The Mantle)

It is safe to say that on March 14, 2012, history was made in the realm of international justice. On this day, Thomas Lubanga, former head of the Union of Congolese Patriots (UCP) and its former military wing, the Patriotic Forces of the Liberation of Congo, was convicted in the International Criminal Court (ICC). Charged with war crimes, including conscripting and enslaving child soldiers, Lubanga will now face sentencing in the court. Read more…