Presumption of guilt?
Its creation was hailed as a milestone of international justice. But in the decade since then, the International Criminal Court has been accused of being powerless, exorbitantly expensive and politically biased. It found no basis for the prosecution of war crimes in Iraq, while being quick to indict Muammar Gaddafi and his son when the Libyan conflict broke out. Can the ICC live up to its noble aspirations, or are critics justified in calling it a ‘toothless tiger’, serving as a tool of Western imperialism? Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, joins Oksana to ruminate on these issues.